Historic Markers Across Alabama



Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)



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Location: on McFarland Boulevard East (U.S. 82), Tuscaloosa, Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
Coordinates: N 33° 11.575    W 087° 31.526
  33.19291666    -87.52543333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft

Engine: Lycoming T-53-L13 single turbine
Type: Utility
Length: 41’ - 10.5’
Gross weight: 9,500 lbs
Cruise speed: 127 mph
Range: 318 miles
Crew: 3
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.







End of Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)