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Aircraft Model: UH-1N Iroquois
Aircraft Type: Helicopter (Transport)
Fly During Show: No
Display Open To Public: Yes
Web Site: www.af.mil
UH-1N Iroquois

The UH-1N is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support varied uses. Its primary mission includes airlift of emergency security and disaster response forces, support for school training and testing, and airlift for distinguished visitors and missile support people. Other uses include airborne cable inspections, security surveillance of off-base nuclear weapons convoys, response to search and rescue operations, and medical evacuation and transport.

The UH-1N is capable of flight in instrument and nighttime conditions. The crew complement is normally three (pilot, co-pilot and flight engineer), but may be flown single-pilot depending on weather and mission requirements. When configured for passengers, the UH-1N can seat up to 13 people, but actual passenger loads are dependent on fuel loads and atmospheric conditions (may be less). The medical evacuation configuration can accommodate up to six litters. Without seats or litters, the cabin can carry bulky, oversized cargo. Access to the cabin is through two full-sized sliding doors.

The UH-1N entered the Air Force inventory in 1970 to provide search and rescue capabilities. The missions expanded to include missile, distinguished visitor, survival school and test support, and air adviser operations. HH-1H's and UH-1F's supporting missile wings were eventually replaced by the UH-1N due to the greater safety and capability offered by the twin engine.

Manufactured by Bell Helicopter/Textron Inc., the UH-1N is the military version of the Bell 212, one of the more than 15 variants of the original "Huey" first designed and flown in 1956.

The helicopter is assigned worldwide. Within Air Force Global Strike Command, UH-1N's are located at the 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., the 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom AFB, Mont., and the 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, N.D.

Other units include: 1st Helicopter Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md.; 36th Rescue Flight, Fairchild AFB, Wash.; 459th Airlift Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan; 40th Flight Test Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla., 6th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.; and 512th Rescue Squadron, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

General Characteristics
Primary function: Light-lift utility
Contractor: Bell Helicopter Co.
Power Plant: Two Pratt and Whitney T400-CP-400 turboshaft engines
Maximum Gross Weight: 10,500 pounds (4,763 kilograms)
Range: 300-plus miles
Ceiling: 15,000 feet (4,572 meters); 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) for gross weights above 10,000 pounds (4,536 kilograms)
Maximum Speed: 149 mph (130 knots)
Cruise Speed: 103-115 mph (90-100 knots)
Length: 57 feet, 3 inches (17.44 meters)
Width: 9 feet, 5 inches (2.87 meters)
Height: 12 feet, 10 inches (3.9 meters)
Diameter of Main Rotor: 48 feet (14.63 meters)
Diameter of Tail Rotor: 8 feet, 6 inches (2.6 meters)
Crew: Pilot with co-pilot and flight engineer, depending upon mission
Date Deployed: 1970
Inventory: Active force, 62; Reserve, 0; ANG, 0

Photo courtesy of Capt Matt Walker
Information courtesy of the United States Air Force

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