Wednesday, September 9, 2009

UH-1Y Huey chopper photos

USMC - Bell AH-1Z King Cobra and Bell UH-1Y Venom
Bell UH-1Y Venom chopper HMLA/T-303 Atlas MCB Camp Pendleton CA Miramar Air Show 2008
They sure have done a lot of upgrades to the old UH-1,both the UH-1Y and AH-1Z share commonality about 75% same engines main and tail rotor and other internal things
optical turret, rocket launcher, 4 bladed prop, Cobra-style rotor mast Longer fuselage, all glass cockpit. Intergrated FLIR, dimples are DIRCM Defensive Infared Counter Meaures

U.S. Marines with 3rd Platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force prepare to fast rope from a UH-1Y Huey helicopter on Camp Margarita at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 11, 2009. The Marines are training with a new variant of the helicopter and faster extraction methods

The new Bell UH-1Y Huey helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 (REIN) flies toward the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).

The UH-1Y Huey make its first operation deployment in January with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

A crew chief assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 (REIN) prepares the UH-1Y Huey helicopter after taking on fuel aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4)

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Pilots with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepare to land a UH-1Y "Huey" belonging to the squadron, during confined area landing training aboard the base Aug. 28. The squadron is the first in the Marine Corps to train air crew and maintainers for the UH-1Y


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