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

UH-1 Iroquois

“Huey” Helicopter

 
 
Current UH-1 Iroquois Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
1. Current 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 2 enlisted
Engine: Lycoming T53-L-13
Cruising Speed: 139 miles per hour
Length: 58 feet
Height: 114 [14.5] 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.

[The new marker text is essentially the same as the former marker (which is transcribed), with the exception of the Huey's height]
 
Erected by Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.
 
Location. 40° 25.989′ N, 76° 34.029′ W. Marker is in Fort

Former UH-1 Iroquois Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
2. Former UH-1 Iroquois Marker
Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Fisher Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located 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); M4A3 Sherman Tank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Company G, 112th Infantry, and Service Troop, 104th Cavalry, War Memorial (about 400 feet away); M46 Patton Tank (about 500 feet away); M60A3 Patton Tank (about 500 feet away); M113A2 APC (about 500 feet away); M1/IPM1 Abrams Tank (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Indiantown Gap.
 
Also see . . .
1. UH-1 Huey Helicopter. (Submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Great Planes: Bell UH-1 Huey Helicopter on YouTube. (Submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum. (Submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
UH-1 Iroquois image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
3. UH-1 Iroquois
Three Helicopters on Display at Fort Indiantown Gap image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Three Helicopters on Display at Fort Indiantown Gap
UH-1 Iroquois and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
5. UH-1 Iroquois and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,296 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on February 1, 2017.
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