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Bell UH1H Iroquois (AE422)

Bell UH1H Iroquois (AE422)

Ex US Army 74-22520 

03/1982 - with B Company CAB 601 Argentine Army
29/04/1982 - by this date had been airlifted to Stanley Airport from Comodoro Rivadavia; Used throughout the Falklands War
14/06/1982 - found on Stanley Racecourse by British forces in good condition
16/06/1982 - flight tested by Lt Cdr Dudley of 820 NAS and flown to the Forward Operating Base at San Carlos settlement
17/06/1982 - passed to 825 NAS with whom it flew a further 30 hours
13/07/1982 - flown onto a Mexeflote at stern of Atlantic Causeway in San Carlos Water and loaded onto the ship. Later sailed for the UK
27/07/1982 - arrived at Devonport and off loaded to a compound at Camels Head
29/07/1982 - arrived at Yeovilton for the Air Day on 31/07/1982
28/08/1982 - on show for the weekend at Plymouth Navy Days, then returned to Yeovilton
07/09/1982 - left Yeovilton for Culdrose, arriving the next day. While at Culdrose was flown on a number of occasions
24/09/1982 - left by road for Yeovilton and display at FAAM (on show 01/10/1982)
22/01/1988 - by road to FAAM store at Wroughton
06/1989 - to RNAY Fleetlands for the Open Day
06/06/1989 - brought back by road to FAAM at Yeovilton and placed on display
27/01/2000 - into Cobham Hall store

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Utility transport helicopter

Manufacturers - Bell Helicopter Textron, Fort Worth, Texas

Power plant - One 1400shp Lycoming T53-L-13 turbine

Main Rotor Diameter - 48ft

Length - 44ft 6ins (fuselage)

Height - 14ft 7ins (to top rotor hub)

Weight - 9,500lbs gross

Max speed - 145mph

Range - 299 miles

Armament - numerous types of machine guns, cannon, grenade launchers, guided and unguided rockets


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