Bell UH-1F 'Iroquois'

Notes: Af version of UH-1E with modified tail boom and skid landing gear. Logistics support to sac icbm units (1 CREW, 10 PASSENGERS) .
  Base model:H-1
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Helicopter
  Modified Mission:Utility
  First Flew:1964/02/20

  Length: 41' 5" 12.6 m
  Height:12' 6" 3.8 m
  Wingspan: 48' 14.6 m
  Empty Weight: 4,430 lb 2,009 kg
  Gross Weight: 9,000 lb 4,081 kg
  Max Weight: 9,500 lb 4,308 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: General Electric T58-GE-3
  Horsepower (each): 1272

  Range: 347 miles 558 km
  Cruise Speed: 123 mph 198 km/h 107 kt
  Max Speed: 138 mph 222 km/h 120 kt
  Climb: 2,123 ft/min 647 m/min
  Ceiling: 22,000 ft 6,705 m

Known serial numbers
63-13141 / 63-13165, 64-15476 / 64-15501, 65-7911 / 65-7965, 66-1211 / 66-1224, 66-15358 / 66-15359

Examples of this type may be found at
Grand Forks AFBGrand Forks AFBNorth Dakota
Malmstrom AFB Museum and Air ParkMalmstrom AFBMontana
March Field Air MuseumRiversideCalifornia
Minot AFBMinot AFBNorth Dakota
Museum of AviationWarner Robins AFBGeorgia
National Atomic MuseumKirtland AFBNew Mexico
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
South Dakota Air and Space MuseumEllsworth AFBSouth Dakota
Whiteman AFBWhiteman AFBMissouri

UH-1F on display

Malmstrom AFB Museum and Air Park

March Field Museum

Museum of Aviation

South Dakota Air and Space Museum

Whiteman AFB


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09/09/2014 @ 23:16 [ref: 68646]
 Sal Gomez
 Lancaster, CA
My first huey was a HU-1A,in 1962 at Edwards A.F.B. Ca.I got assigned to E.A.F.B. in MAR 1962,went to work on H-21 helos,shortly thereafter i was moved to the flight test section to work on Army Hueys.First was A HU-1A,then i crewed a HU-1B,did some drop tank/rocket pod jettison tests,mounted machine guns on a UH-1D,and also worked on the UH-1D performance and stability/control programs.At that time the USAF was doing the flight testing for the Army helos.When the UH-1F came along i was assigned to yhat flight test program.WE did all the sea level ,mid altitude and hi altitude perforance/ stab con testing.The service ceiling is 22,000 ft,and i'm glad to say i was on the flight that established that number.Several days before, we made the attempt but only got to 18,500 due to xmsn oil overheating.I enjoyed my time with the USAF,but 1965 rolled around and i said goodbye.Later i hired on with the U>S Army flight test unit at Edwards AFB,and enjoyed 29 years of helo flight testing,which included more UH-1C,M/H,AH-1G/F, UH-60A,OH-58A/C/D,OH-6,CH-47B/C/D and more.
04/05/2013 @ 08:07 [ref: 67712]
 Ron Rueger
 Cynthiana, KY
Was assigned to Detachment 5 37th ARRS Malmstrom AFB Montana from April 1984 to Jan 1988. My training started in the Phase Dock area where after 500 flying hours, the helicopters were defueled,disassembled, inspected, parts were rebuilt, replaced, the aircraft reassembled, reserviced,refueled, flight checked, and returned to mission capable status. This is where I began to know the aircraft inside and out. Eventually became the Crew Chief of Aircraft 65-7915 and saw her to achieve her 11,000 flying hour. I accompanied her on her final flight in 1987 to her final resting place in Arizona as our squadron began acquiring UH-1N helicopters and phasing out the F models.
03/03/2013 @ 23:29 [ref: 67638]
 Eddie Lamparski
 , PA
Now Army Retired, I reflect back on my Air Force tour at Ellsworth AFB assigned to Det 2 37th ARRS. Fun times as a greenhorn Crew Chief on Huey 218
01/02/2012 @ 09:38 [ref: 51769]
 Randy Garrison
 Rensselaer, IN
I was stationed at Ellsworth AFB S.D. from 1972 to 1979. I was thinking about all the stuff we went through. It was great when MAC took us over as Det 2 37ARRS. I still remember haow to work on the good old UH-1F's.
07/06/2011 @ 06:23 [ref: 39903]
 Staś Kukiełka
 Northglenn, CO
Hi. I am trying to locate a print of a UH-1 I had put on wall in Material Handling in Bld. 1250 at F.E Warren. Was around 83 or so. Was drawn by Graphics and had TV antennas, clothes lines, etc. on it. Had my name on the back. Stanley Kukielka. Anyone see it or know where it went. Would appreciate any info. Thanks.
11/07/2009 @ 15:00 [ref: 25261]
 Craig Clary
 Hemet, CA
The UH-1F Huey Helicopter s/n 63-13143 has just recently being re-painted by the current Restoration Mananger Mr. Rudy Lerma and his entire Restoration Team at the March Field Air Museum, and it looks great.
To Rudy and his Crew, job well done guys.
09/14/2009 @ 13:34 [ref: 25126]
 Sean Hackney
 , NV
Got Back from Iraq in 07, I was there teaching the Iraq Air Force to fly Heuy II, love working on them, one of the few active duty military to have work all 4 helicopter in the USAF
02/19/2009 @ 19:41 [ref: 23771]
 Millinocket, ME
09/29/2008 @ 20:59 [ref: 22768]
 Eric Greenblatt
 Albuquerque, NM
Who'd have thought.......

Interesting to see several of our old tails still spinning! I was a pilot @ Det 5 from 82-84. 911, 915, 918, 224, 227, 246 all flew great. Great to see 911 still in flying in the Big Sky.

The Fightin' F was the best flying H1 I flew and 911 will always have a soft spot in my heart--we survived a full on auto to the ground when my SDG failed about 15 miles east of Malmstrom.

Be safe

Ghost 38
08/19/2008 @ 13:43 [ref: 22496]


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