Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Engine: Lycoming T-53-L13 single turbine
Length: 41’ - 10.5’
Gross weight: 9,500 lbs
Cruise speed: 127 mph
Range: 318 miles
Armament: two M-60D 7.62 mm door mounted machine guns
The UH-1, or Huey, is one of the most recognized aircraft of the Vietnam era. This chopper had a wide variety of uses ranging from medical evacuation to troop transport to gunship. The UH-1H which is displayed went into service in September 1967. It is used by all four branches of the American Military.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military • War, Vietnam. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1967.
Location. 33° 11.575′ N, 87° 31.526′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on McFarland Boulevard East (U.S. 82), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in the Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial park, located in front of University Mall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 McFarland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa AL 35404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least M60A3 TTS Medium Tank (a few steps from this marker); Replica Gates for Northington General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) (within shouting distance of this marker); French 75 Millimeter Feldhase (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vought A-7E Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (within shouting distance of this marker); Willys Jeep (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,419 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.