UH-1H IROQUOIS

Adopted by the Selfridge North Macomb Lions Club

The UH-1 was originally developed as an Army utility helicopter. Its original designation, HU-1, evolved into its unofficial, but 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 Army Reservists at Selfridge and Michigan Army Guardsmen at Grand Ledge from the 1970s through the 1990s.

In April 1965, the USA Aviation Brigade (Provisional) was activated in Vietnam with the existing 13th, 14th, 52nd, and 145th Aviation Battalions reporting to it. ... At its peak strength, the 1st Aviation Brigade had over 4,000 rotary and fixed wing aircraft and 24,000 Soldiers assigned.

AIRCRAFT STATISTICS
Rotor Diameter: 48'
Length w/Rotors" 57'
Height: 14' 6"
Weight: 9,500 lbs.
Engine: Lycoming T-53-L-13
Thrust: 1,400 shp
Speed: 127 mph
1st Flight: 1956

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