Choppers - here comes the flying cavalry!

Nothing beats a Huey
Nothing beats a Huey

Been out all day shooting Hueys. Darn they sound so beautiful.

 

Blackhawks are cool and all but the whoop whoop of a Huey flying 10 feet above your head is mind blowing. 

 

Designation: UH-1H Iroquois (Huey)

Crew (Vietnam): Pilot, Copilot, Crew Chief and Door Gunner

Passengers: 9

Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter, Fort Worth, Texas

Main Rotor Span: 48 ft 3.2 inches

Fuselage Length: 41 ft 5 inches, inc rotors: 57 ft 0.67 inches (rotors turning)

Height to top of mast: 13 ft 7.4 in

Max Speed: 124 knots forward, 30 kts sideward & 30 knots rearward

Engine: Lycoming T53-L-13 turbine engine, 1300 shp (shaft horse power)

Flight Duration: 3 hrs