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Priceville in Morgan County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Huey Helicopter

 
 
The Huey Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes Tidwell, January 14, 2021
1. The Huey Helicopter Marker
Inscription.  The Vietnam War had one iconic helicopter, which was specifically the UH-1 utility helicopter, most referred to as the "Huey". This was the most employed of all helicopters in the Vietnam War. The Huey was known as "the workhorse of the Vietnam War". this was used by all military forces as troop transportation, medical evacuation, and combat assault. Huey's transported soldiers and supplies to the lines and the horses for a modern cavalry.

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 a

The Huey Helicopter image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes Tidwell, January 14, 2021
2. The Huey Helicopter
single Lycoming T53 turboshaft engine in versions with power rating form 700 shp (522kW) to 1,4000 shp (1,040kW). Over the years the Huey model has been changed.

Donated with great appreciation to our armed service veterans by Alabama agricultural & Mechanical University, the College of Engineering Technology and Physical Science.
 
Erected 2012.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
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 (within

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shouting distance of this marker); United States Air Force (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Priceville.
 
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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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