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Bell UH-1H Iroquois

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Aircraft of the Royal Thai Air Force
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Development

Entwicklung

 

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed "Huey") is a utility military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-blade main and tail rotors. The first member of the prolific Huey family, it was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet a U.S. Army's 1952 requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter, and first flew in 1956. The UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production in 1960 for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been built since.

Powered by a prototype Lycoming YT53-L-1 engine producing 700 shp, the XH-40 first flew on 20 October 1956. The UH-1 has a metal fuselage of semi-monocoque construction with tubular landing skids and two rotor blades on the main rotor. Early UH-1 models featured a single Lycoming T53 turboshaft engine in versions with power ratings from 700 shp to 1,400 shp.

 

Der Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Spitzname "Huey") ist ein militärischer Helikopter, der von einem einzigen Turbowellenmotor angetrieben wird, mit Zweiblatt-Haupt- und Heckrotoren. Das erste Mitglied der Huey-Familie wurde von Bell Helicopter 1952entwickelt, um die Anforderungen einer U.S. Army für eine medizinische Evakuierung und einen Nutzhubschrauber zu erfüllen. 1956 flog er erstmals. Der UH-1 war der erste turbinenbetriebene Hubschrauber 1960 für das Militär der Vereinigten Staaten, und mehr als 16.000 wurden seitdem gebaut.
Angetrieben von einem  des Lycoming YT53-L-1 Motor mit 700 PS, flog die XH-40 Prototype am 20. Oktober 1956.Die UH-1 verfügt über einen Metall-Rumpf in Halbschalenbauweise mit röhrenförmigen Landekufen und zwei Rotorblättern am Hauptrotor. Die frühen UH-1-Modelle verfügten über einen einzigen Lycoming T53-Turbowellenmotor mit einer Leistung von 700 shp bis 1.400 shp.

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Variants

Versionen

           
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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

The RTAF received over all 38 UH-1H or Bell 205 (This includes not the UH-1H for the RTA, RTN and Police), 4 were received in 1968 and another 21 arrived in 1969. During 1972 to 1975 the RTAF received a second batch of 12 UH-1H. Some of these planes where former VNAF (South Vietnam Air Force) and Cambodian AF helicopter. The last UH-1H was 2003 taken to the Inventory but was held before in storage from 1975, this was also a former Cambodian AF helicopter.

 

At present RTAF operate 16 with 1 as spare and all were upgrade in 2003 by IAI

 

 

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32 Sqn. 3 Wing (1970)

32 Sqn. 3 Wing (1972)

32 Sqn. 3 Wing (1970)
 

 

 

  203 Sqn. 2 Wing (1979) 203 Sqn. 2 Wing (1975) 203 Sqn. 2 Wing (2006)
 

 

 

  203 Sqn. 2 Wing (2004)
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Specifications UH-1H

Rotor diameter

Rotordurchmesser

14,63 m

Length

Länge

12,77 m

Height

Höhe

4,42 m

Engine

Motor

1 Avco Lycoming T53-L-13 turboshaft, 1.420 hp

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

220 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

2.140 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

4.310 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

?

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

4'145 m

Range

Reichweite

507 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

misc.

Capacity

Zuladung 2 Pilots, 12 Troops
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Pictures

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  The Bell UH-1H  H.6-2/11 (67-19480) #20312 is loaded into a RTAF C-130 Hercules. (The Pictures are taken by a Cellphone) (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak).  
   
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  Bell UH-1H  H.6-16/12 #20333 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak). Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak). Bell UH-1H 20341 H.6-20/12 (Photo courtesy of  Analayo Korsakul). (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak).  
   
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  Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak).        
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Serial Bell 205 UH-1H Iroquois
Type

Thai Serial

Reg.

s/n

Delivered

Withdrawn

Remarks

UH-1H H.6-1/11 3211 10085 / 67-19479  Oct. 1968 2. Mar. 1972 Crashed
UH-1H Mod H.6-2/11 20312 10086 / 67-19480 Oct. 1968 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H Mod H.6-3/11 20313 10087 / 67-19481  Oct. 1968 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H H.6-4/11 --- 10088 / 67-19482 Oct. 1968 2. Dec. 1984 Crashed
UH-1H Mod H.6-5/12 20315 10195 / 68-15265 Dec. 1968 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H H.6-6/12 --- 10196 / 68-15266 Dec. 1968 2.2.1985 Crashed
UH-1H Mod H.6-7/12 20337 10197 / 68-15267 Dec. 1968 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H Mod H.6-8/12 20322 10198 / 68-15268  Dec. 1968 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H H.6-9/12 --- 10199 / 68-15269 Dec. 1968 24.10.1972 Crashed
             
             
             
             
             
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Serial, Bell 205 UH-1H Iroquois
Typ Thai Serial s/n Buzz Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
UH-1H Mod H.6-10/12 10429 / 68-15499 20321 1969 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H Mod H.6-11/12 10430 / 68-15500 20324 1969 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H Mod H.6-12/12 10431 / 68-15501 20325 1969 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H  H.6-13/12 10432 / 68-15502  --- 1969 14 .8.1990 Crashed
UH-1H  H.6-14/12 10825 / 68-16166 --- 1969 30.3.1972 Crashed
UH-1H  H.6-15/12 10826 / 68-16167 --- 1969 12.7.1973 Crashed
UH-1H Mod H.6-16/12 10827 / 68-16168 20333 1969 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H Mod H.6-17/12 10828 / 68-16169 20334 1969 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H  H.6-18/12 10925 / 68-16266 --- 1969 29. 5.1971 Crashed
UH-1H  H.6-19/12 10926 / 68-16267 --- 1969 31.1.1975 Crashed
UH-1H Mod H.6-20/12 10927 / 68-16268 20341 1969 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H  H.6-21/12 10928 / 68-16269 --- 1969 4.3.1970 Crashed
UH-1H Mod H.6-22/12 11028 / 68-16369 20343 1969 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H Mod H.6-23/12 11029 / 68-16370 20344 1969 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H  H.6-24/12 11030 / 68-16371 --- 1969 15.4.1970 Crashed
UH-1H Mod H.6-25/12 11031 / 68-16372 20346 1969 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H  H.6-26/15 10020 / 67-17822 --- 1972 31.1. 1975 Crashed
UH-1H  H.6-27/15 10350 / 68-15420 --- 1972 6.10.1980 Crashed
UH-1H  H.6-28/15 10659 / 68-15729 --- 1972 23.4.1980 Crashed
UH-1H Mod H.6-29/15 13028 / 71-20204  20347 1972 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H Mod H.6-30/15 13029 / 71-20205  20342  1972 Present upgrade by IAI
UH-1H  H.6-31/16 10141 / 67-19535 --- 1973 10.2.1977 Crashed
UH-1H  H.6-32/16 10360 / 68-15430 --- 1973 2.11.1995 Crashed
UH-1H  H.6-33/18 11108 / 68-16449 --- 1975 14.12.1988 ex.Cambodian AF
UH-1H Mod H.6-34/18 12478 / 70-15868 20317 1975 Present upgrade by IAI / ex.VNAF
UH-1H Mod H.6-35/18 12909 / 71-20085 20327 1975 Present upgrade by IAI / ex.VNAF
UH-1H  H.6-36/18 12924 / 71-20100 --- 1975 12 Jan.1991 Crashed / ex.VNAF
UH-1H Mod H.6-37/18 13307 / 72-21608 20336 1975 Present upgrade by IAI / ex.Cambodian AF
UH-1H Mod H.6-38/46 13063 / 71-20239 20318 2003 Present upgrade by IAI
                   

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