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The evolution of the Bell UH-1 Huey family, top to bottom:

La evolución de la familia Bell UH-1 Huey, de arriba a abajo:

The original Vietnam-era, single-engine UH-1B.

El original de la era de Vietnam, el monomotor UH-1B

The much improved single-engine UH-1H, the most popular variant.

El muy mejorado monomotor UH-1H, la variante mas popular.

The first mayor modification, the twin-engine UH-1N.

La primera gran modificación, el bimotor UH-1N.

The further improvement, the four-bladed Bell 412.

La mejora subsiguiente, la maquina de cuatro palas Bell 412.

And the ultimate version, the US Marine’s UH-1Y Venom.

Y la versión final, el UH-1Y Venom de los Infantes de Marina de EE.UU. 

Soldiers sling supplies to a UH-1H ‘Huey’ helicopter so they can be delivered to a remote site on Tiran Island on the Red Sea. The Soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, serving with the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai Desert, Egypt.

Colombian Air Force, modernized Bell UH-1H Huey II “Owl” armed observation helicopter, which is equipped with two .50 GAU-19 Gatling guns on each door. 

Fuerza Aérea Colombiana, helicóptero de observación armado y modernizado Bell UH-1H Huey II “Buho”, el cual está equipado con dos ametralladoras rotativas de 12.7mm tipo Gatling GAU-19 en cada puerta.

RAAF No. 5 Squadron UH-1D Iroquois A2-510 Cn 9510 and UH-1B A2-388 at rear, on 07 Sep 1969. (The UH-1D was later modified to UH-1H status.) Photo taken from UH-1D A2-649 off the East Coast of NSW (between RAAF Williamtown and Coffs Harbour) during transit to Mt Byron QLD for Exercise ‘Fix-Fast’.

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During Operation Frequent Wind (The evacuation of surviving American soldiers, civilians and whatever South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians could reach the ships), a VNAF pilot jumped from his UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” at a height of 40 feet, after dropping off evacuees on USS Midway

This was the standard for VNAF (and stolen ICCS) Hueys, where they would drop off their evacuees on the aircraft carriers, ditch the helicopter and have an escort ship pick them up. Unfortunately, in the process of one of these ditchings, the huey turned and hit USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) before it hit the water. The tail rotor broke off and embedded itself into an Air America Bell 205, and moments later another VNAF UH-1H landed on the helipad and locked rotors with the Bell, wrecking both helicopters.