UH-IH Iroquis Light Transport Helicopter "Huey" - Little Falls MN
Posted by: lenron
N 46° 04.830 W 094° 20.815
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Quick Description: Restored helicopter located at the Minnesota Military Museum near Little Falls, MN.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2010 10:21:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM9TDK
This restoration is located at the Minnesota Military Museum on the grounds of Camp Ripley near Little Falls, MN. The museum has a wonderful inside array of displays and several vintage military equipment pieces outside the museum.
The information sign by the helicopter reads:
UH-IH Iroquis Light Transport Helicopter "Huey"
The UH-IH was the last model of the UH-1 series of verstatile twin engine "Huey" helicopters built by Bell.They were produced by the thousands during the Vietnam War. Different models had different primary missions and capabilities. The UH-1H, displayed here, was designed for tactical troop transport or medical evacuation. It was capable of carrying up to 14 fully equipped soldiers, plus pilot. The UH-IH is still in service, but the army is phasing it out in favor of its newest utility helicopter, the UH-60 "Black Hawk."
Technical Data: Crew of 2-3; Wieght 4.973 lb. (maximum gross weight 9,500 lb; Fuel capacity 220 gallons; Maximum range (at 7,600 gross weight) 348 miles; Top speed 145 mph.
Restoration by members of Co. E (Maint), 2nd Bn, 147th Aviation, Minnesota Army National Guard. Additionally, this unit annually prepares all the museum's aircraft for display and winter storage.
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): UH-IH Iroquois Light Transport Helictopter "Huey"
Construction:: original aircraft
Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Minnesota Military Museum
inside / outside: outside
Lots of authentic military equipment on display
Tail Number: (S/N): Not listed
Access restrictions: Not listed
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