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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. 

Target Practice

A U.S. Marine with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force aims at his target from a UH-1Y Venom during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) March 18, 2015. The Marines practiced a visit, board, search and seizure mission from the USS Anchorage (LPD-23). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anna Albrecht/Released)

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Nepalese villagers in Bigu, Nepal receive relief supplies from a U.S. Marine UH-1Y Huey, May 8. U.S. Marines and Nepalese soldiers continue to deliver supplies to the rural areas of Nepal. The Nepalese government requested assistance from U.S. Agency for International Development after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck their country April 25. In response to the Nepal earthquake, the U.S. military sent Marines, Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors as part of Joint Task Force 505 at the direction of USAID. The U.S. Marine Corps continues to work hand-in-hand with the Nepalese government through USAID as part of Joint Task Force-505. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch/Released)

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Ferguson Venom.

U.S. Marines with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force perform a helocast training exercise out of a UH-1Y Venom at Ferguson Lake, near Yuma, Arizona. The exercise is part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) 1-16, a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre. MAWTS-1 provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photographs by Staff Sergeant Artur Shvartsberg, MAWTS-1 COMCAM, 3 OCT 2015.)