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Bell Huey-023

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Bell UH-1H Iroquois (G-HUEY / 560) - The G-HUEY Partnership owns and operates this ex-Argentinian Army UH-1H Huey AE-413. It was captured at the Falklands amongst other aircraft. After hostilities it was used as a support vehicle ferrying supplies and troops but was painted white with red crosses and a yellow band showing UK to stop it being shot down by UK Forces. When most UK Forces left the Falklands it was managed to get a spot on a ship returning to the United Kingdom. When the "AE" arrived in the UK the Royal Navy showed the aircraft as a trophy at many airshows as a static exhibit.

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois was originally designated HU-1, hence the "Huey" nickname, which has remained in common use, despite the official re-designation to UH-1 in 1962. The UH-1 first saw service in combat operations during the Vietnam War, with around 7,000 helicopters deployed. The first member of the prolific Huey family, it was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet a United States Army's 1952 requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter. The UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter produced for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been built since 1960. Bell UH-1H Iroquois history and specifications.

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