From the Archive: Bell UH-1H Iroquois | 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach

This is a Bell UH-1H Iroquois that was at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Bell UH-1 Iroquois is a utility helicopter that was made between 1956 and 1987. The first flight was on October 20, 1956. This helicopter entered service in 1959. The primary users are the US Army, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, and the Australian Army. The engine is a Lycoming T53-L-13, which is a turboshaft that produces 1,400 horsepower. This helicopter has a maximum speed of 135 mph and a cruise speed of 125 mph. It also has a crew of 4. The empty weight is 5,215 pounds, and the gross weight is 9,040 pounds. This one in particular is armed with two M60 machine guns. This is serial number 68-16425. It was delivered to the US Army in November of 1969 and was used during the Vietnam War. More than 16,000 of the UH-1 were built, and 5,435 were the UH-1H.


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