Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
6 Extraordinary utility
8 Bell - Innovation in design 26 Bell helicopters 32 In the beginning 40 Improving the breed 52 Civil counterparts 54 Oddities and one offs 56 The longbodies 64 South American success 78 The UH-1N, 212 and 214 84 Four bladed success 86 Unlicensed and licensed 90 British Hueys 94 A helicopter for the world 106 Super Huey 112 Inside the Huey 124 Survivors
The latest, 132-page issue of Aviation Classics tells the whole story of the remarkable Bell UH-1 Iroquois transport helicopter, better known as the immortal Huey.
Although an icon of the Vietnam War, the Hueya€ s legend goes far beyond and it has become the longest serving and most successful helicopter in aviation history. This publication reveals much of the lesser known history of the type and examines how, from its first flight on October 20, 1956, the Huey, originally designed as a medical evacuation and utility transport, was to become a troop transport, assault aircraft and armed attack helicopter along with a variety of other roles it would later fulfil in both military and civilian life. It was also the first turbine powered helicopter to be produced in the US and, with many companies offering significant upgrades to all of its versions, the Huey will be flying well into the 2020s and maybe even the 2030s.
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