The Huey Helicopter
More than 7,000 Huey helicopters served in Vietnam and nearly half were lost. The first Huey's to operate in Vietnam were medevac HU-1As that arrived in April 1962, before the U.S., became officially involved in the conflict. In October, the first armed Huey's were equipped with 2.75-inch rockets and.30 caliber machine guns, and then began flying in Vietnam. The main role of these Huey 'gunships' was to escort Army and Marine transport helicopters. By the end of 1964, the Army was flying more than 300'A and'B model Hueys.
The Huey has a metal fuselage of semi-monocoque construction with tubular landing skids and two rotor blades on the main rotor. Early Huey models featured
Donated with great appreciation to our armed service veterans by Alabama agricultural & Mechanical University, the College of Engineering Technology and Physical Science.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
Location. 34° 31.353′ N, 86° 53.411′ W. Marker is in Priceville, Alabama, in Morgan County. Memorial can be reached from Willowbrook Street north of Alabama Route 67 when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur AL 35603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T-34 C Mentor Plane (within shouting distance of this marker); USS San Jose (AFS-7)Anchors / BOFORS TWIN 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); M601A Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Prisoner of War or Missing in Action
Regarding The Huey Helicopter. SHP refers to shaft horsepower.
Also see . . . UH-1 Huey Helicopter. The most widely used military helicopter, the Bell UH-1 series Iroquois, better known as the "Huey", began arriving in Vietnam in 1963. Before the end of the conflict, more than 5,000 of these versatile aircraft were introduced into Southeast Asia. "Hueys" were used for MedEvac, command and control, and air assault; to transport personnel and materiel; and as gun ships. Considered to be the most widely used helicopter in the world, with more than 9,000 produced from the 1950s to the present, the Huey is flown today by about 40 countries. (Submitted on January 20, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
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