Operating Instructions UH-1 Iroquois US ARMY Reprint

UH-1 Iroquois Operating Instructions issued originally in 1988 by the US ARMY
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This book is a reprint of the Operating Instructions issued originally in 1988 by the US ARMY.

Australian Use of the UH-1 Iroquois - Not from the book
The Royal Australian Air Force employed the UH-1H until 1989. Iroquois helicopters of No. 9 Squadron RAAF were deployed to South Vietnam in mid 1966 in support of the 1st Australian Task Force. In this role, they were armed with single M60 doorguns. In 1969 four of No. 9 Squadron's helicopters were converted to gunships (known as 'Bushrangers'), armed with two fixed forward firing M134 7.62 mm minigun (one each side) and a 7-round rocket pod on each side. Aircrew were armed with twin M60 flexible mounts in each door. UH-1 helicopters were used in many roles including troop transport, medevac and Bushranger gunships for armed support. No. 35 Squadron and No. 5 Squadron also operated the Iroquois in various roles through the 1970s and 1980s. Between 1982 and 1986, the squadron contributed aircraft and aircrew to the Australian helicopter detachment which formed part of the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping force in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. During 1988, the RAAF began to re-equip with S-70A Blackhawks.

Developed by Bell in the early 1950s, the UH-1 Iroquois was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the U.S. military.

Originally designated the HU-1A for "Helicopter Utility", it was quickly nick- named the "Huey" -- a moniker that stuck even after the aircraft was reclassified UH-1 in 1962. Designed as a medical evacuation, transport and utility helicopter, the UH-1 was extraordinarily successful, with more than 16,000 built. The XH-40 prototype flew in 1956, production commenced in 1959, and by 1962 the Huey entered combat service with the 57th Medical Detachment in S.E. Asia. The UH-1's history in combat includes a long and meritorious service in Vietnam, where its distinctive airframe and two-blade teetering rotor came to symbolise the concept of air mobility. Hueys of various configuration flew in a wide variety of roles, and were modified as cargo carriers, search and rescue platforms, gunships and for reconnaissance and electronic warfare missions.

Of over 7000 UH-1s to serve in Vietnam, an astonishing, 3305 were destroyed, including some of the last American aircraft lost in the war -- the Hueys used to evacuate the U.S. Embassy in Saigon at war's end. In addition to Army service, UH-1s flew for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy as well as for air forces around the world. With the introduction of the UH-60 Black Hawk, the UH-1 was phased out of the U.S. Army fleet by 2004, although residual aircraft continue to fly with the National Guard. Originally created by Bell and the U.S. Army, this pilot's manual contains technical, operational and emergency information for the UH-1H/V model Huey.

A variant the Bell UH-1Y Venom is still in service with the US Marines.

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Book Condition:
Outer Cover on Book:
Soft Cover
Total Pages:
454 pages -2.34 cms H x 25.4 cms L x 20.32 cms W (0.89 kgs)
Reprint of original

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