UH-1 Huey

Marine CH-53A and UH-1N pilot explains why the USMC uses the Huey instead of the UH-60 Black Hawk

Marine CH-53A and UH-1N pilot explains why the USMC uses the Huey instead of the UH-60 Black Hawk

The Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter The Black Hawk is the military’s most versatile helicopter, suited for a variety of missions,… Read More

4 months ago

US Army UH-1 Huey crew member explains why he has great difficulty prepping raw meat for a meal since the mission where he had to evac seven KIA South Vietnam soldiers

The UH-1 Huey Nicknamed the “Huey” after the phonetic sound of its original designation, HU-1, the UH-1 “Iroquois” helicopter was the work horse… Read More

6 months ago

Huey crew members explain why UH-1 helicopters (almost) always flew with doors open during the Vietnam War

The UH-1 Huey Nicknamed the "Huey" after the phonetic sound of its original designation, HU-1, the UH-1 "Iroquois" helicopter was… Read More

8 months ago

Vietnam War AH-1 pilot who lifted four US Army soldiers clinging to the Cobra’s skids and rocket pods out of harm’s way received the Medal of Honor

On Sep. 5, 2023, President Biden awarded the Medal of Honor to former US Army Capt. Larry L. Taylor for… Read More

11 months ago

US Army AH-64 Pilot reveals the (tiny) reason why he would choose the AH-64 over the AH-1 Cobra / AH-1Z Viper

‘While I’ve only flown AH-64s, I have extensive experience with AH-1s from joint operations. Both systems may engage the same… Read More

1 year ago

That time an Air America UH-1D Huey shot down a North Vietnamese An-2 Colt Biplane

This engagement marked the first CIA air-to-air victory and the only kill achieved by a helicopter against a biplane. The… Read More

2 years ago

Bell delivers final USMC AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. The H-1 production line is still active in support of foreign military sales to US allies.

Completing the AH-1Z and UH-1Y deliveries to the US Marine Corps adds one more chapter to the legacy of the… Read More

2 years ago

Czech Republic wants to buy more UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters as a consequence of the War in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has made the Czech government think twice about its procurement of the Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why the USMC deems upgraded versions of the AH-1 Cobra more capable than the AH-64 Apache

The USMC buys the AH-1 Cobra instead of the AH-64 Apache The AH-1 Cobra is a two-blade rotor, single-engine attack… Read More

3 years ago

Former German Army Paratrooper explains why the legendary UH-1D Huey helicopter was his all-time favorite aircraft

‘Every time, we met US Army soldiers, they got jealous: “My daddy flew on one of these in Vietnam!”,’ Roland… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why the CH-37 Mojave is (probably) the worst military helicopter ever made

The empty weight of the CH-37 was 20,800 pounds and the maximum takeoff weight was 31,000 pounds. This gave a… Read More

4 years ago

Listen to (and watch at) CCR Fortunate Son featuring UH-1 Huey Effect

Legend says that whenever you see an UH-1 Huey, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Fortunate Son instantly plays in your head. When… Read More

5 years ago

This Vietnam Era UH-1 Huey Helicopter is offered for sale on eBay

The Huey is being offered for $ 62,000 but the seller “will consider other aircraft and cash.” After a completely… Read More

5 years ago