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Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

UH-1 Iroquois

“Huey” Helicopter

 
 
UH-1 Iroquois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
1. UH-1 Iroquois Marker
Inscription. The UH-1 "Huey" helicopter is a multifaceted aircraft, capable of command and control, resupply, casualty evacuation, liaison and troop transport. The "Huey" is the most widely used military helicopter. The venerable aircraft began arriving in Vietnam in 1963. It was so versatile that by the end of the conflict more than 5,000 of these aircraft were in Southeast Asia. The "Huey" became a superior asset during Vietnam when used for medical evacuations, and because of this, the mortality rate in Vietnam was much lower than previous wars.

Entered Service: 1958
Builder: Bell Helicopter Textron
Crew: 2 officers, 1 to 3 enlisted
Engine: Lycoming T53-L-13
Cruising Speed: 139 miles per hour
Length: 58 feet
Height: 114 feet
Rotor: 48 feet
Range: 197 miles
Aircraft No.: 0-16469 PA NG
Weapon Systems: Normally outfitted with two M-60 7.62mm machine guns and could be outfitted with two, seven-shot or two, 19-shot 2.75 inch rocket pods.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.
 
Location. 40° 25.989′ N, 76° 34.029′ W. Marker is in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Fisher Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located
UH-1 Iroquois image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
2. UH-1 Iroquois
on the Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Facility. Marker is in this post office area: Annville PA 17003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. AH-1F Bell (a few steps from this marker); OH-6A Cayuse (within shouting distance of this marker); EC-130E Commando Solo I (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); EC-130E "Commando Solo" (about 700 feet away); Fallen Warrior Memorial - 2nd BCT (about 800 feet away); 40 & 8 Boxcar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nike "Ajax" Missile (approx. 0.2 miles away); F-102 Jet Fighter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Indiantown Gap.
 
Also see . . .  UH-1 Iroquois. Discussion of the UH-1 history and variants. (Submitted on October 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
Three Helicopters on Display at Fort Indiantown Gap image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Three Helicopters on Display at Fort Indiantown Gap
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,258 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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