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Encyclopedia - Bell 212/UH-1 Huey/Iroquis

Derived from XH-40, which flew in 1956; spawned multiple variants of commercial and military types. Civil and military versions differ principally by internal equipment. Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan began licensed production of the Huey in 1962 and built 90 UH-1Bs and 50 UH-1Hs, mostly for the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, but a few sold to civil operators. Built under license by Bell-Agusta in Italy from 1961 to 1974, and fitted with Rolls Royce Gnome turboshaft. U.S. Army armed B model with SS-11 and TOW missiles as early antitank helicopter; TOW equipped Hueys destroyed several NVA tanks in later stages of Vietnam War.

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Bell UH-1D Iroquis


Crew : One to four
Country of Origin : USA


Number Of Engines : One
Powerplant type : Lycoming T53-L-11 turboshaft engine
Max Power Rating : 820kW (1,100shp)


Length, Rotors Turning : 17.40m (57ft 1in)
Height : 4.40m (14ft 5in)
Main Rotor Diameter : 14.60m (48ft)


Empty Weight : 2,365kg (5,215lb)
Max Take-off Weight : 4,100kg (9,040lb)


Max Speed At Cruising Level : 119kt (220km/h; 135mph)
Cruising Speed : 111kt (205km/h; 125mph)
Maximum Range : 275nm (510km; 315mi)
Initial Climb Rate : 1,755ft (535m) per minute
Service Ceiling : 19,390ft (5,910m)

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