UH-1 "Iroquois, or Huey"

What the jeep was to Americans during World War II, so was the Huey to those who fought in Vietnam. The hero of Vietnam, the UH-1 Huey helicopter has proven itself to be one of the most versatile aircraft ever. The UH-1 was originally developed as an Army utility helicopter. It’s original designation, HU-1, evolved into its unofficial well-known nickname, the “Huey”. UH-1s were used extensively in Vietnam for a wide variety of roles including gunship, troop carrier, medical evacuation and search and rescue. UH-1s were flown by the 34th Infantry Division, aviation brigade. We have two “Hueys” in the museum collection, one is a gift from the St. Paul Army Reserves and the other from the Minnesota Army National Guard. Dimensions Fuselage Length: 41ft. 10in. Wing Span: 14ft. 6in. Height: 48ft. 0in.

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