Attrition: Huey Retires After 50 Years

Attrition: Huey Retires After 50 Years: “The U.S. Army has retired its last UH-1 (‘Iroquois’, or ‘Huey’) helicopter. Over 16,000 UH-1s were built, and over 4,000 were lost during the Vietnam war. Over two thousand UH-1s are still in service. The 4.3 ton UH-1 could carry two crew and eleven troops, and was the first military helicopter to use gas turbine (jet) engines. This allowed a lighter helicopter to carry more weight. The UH-1 served the army for fifty years, although since the 1990s, most served in reserve units.”
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