Bell 204

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Gunship









More than 200 US Army UH-1C were converted to the UH-1M Gunship model before 1970 and were used in Vietnam before being replaced by the purpose built AH-1 Cobra.

It was recognised as an end of life model around 1993 when maintenance became more expensive with only the Missile Range at White Sands operating the type. In 1995, a decision was reached to remove them from US service.

The type received a second lease of life, as the El Salvador Air Force was able to use at least twenty four of them in a counter-insurgency role.




Specifications


Engine: Lycoming T53-L-13 1400 shp
Capacity:
Length: (m) 16.1
Height: (m)
Blades: 2
Rotor diam.: (m) 13.41
Disc area: (m2)
Weight: (kgs)
Speed: (km/h)
Range: (km)
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min)
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List of Operators of Bell UH-1M Iroquois Gunship


From Organisation with model UH-1M Iroquois Gunship
1958
usa US Army Aviation
    204 1958/75
1985
el salvador Fuerza Aerea SalvadoreƱa
    204 24 1985/   



Construction Numbers

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C/NYearHistory
1261 US 64-14137 : UH-1C US Army cnvt. to UH-1M toward FAS 233
SV 233 : FAS Cazador 1st batch del.1985 ex 64-14137
1300 US 64-14176 : UH-1C US Army cnvt. to UH-1M toward FAS 234
SV 234 : FAS Cazador 1st batch del.1985 ex 64-14176
1356 US 65-09456 : UH-1C US Army conv UH-1M, to FAS 231
SV 231 : FAS Cazador 1st batch del.1985 ex 65-9456
By Jan 2018, on display at Museo Militar de la Fuerza A+
1598 US 66-00616 : UH-1C US Army, conv to UH-1M
Active at White Sands Missile Range; Preserved at WSMR +
1672 US 66-00690 : UH-1C US Army conv UH-1M, to FAS 229
SV 229 : FAS Cazador 1st batch del.1985 ex 66-0690
1764 US 66-15036 : UH-1C US Army cnvt. to UH-1M toward FAS 230
SV 230 : FAS Cazador 1st batch del.1985 ex 66-15036
1775 US 66-15047 : UH-1C US Army cnvt. to UH-1M toward FAS 235
SV 235 : FAS Cazador 1st batch del.1985 ex 66-15047
1859 US 66-15131 : UH-1C US Army cnvt. to UH-1M toward FAS 236
SV 236 : FAS Cazador 1st batch del.1985 ex 66-15131
1898 US 66-15170 : UH-1C US Army cnvt. to UH-1M toward FAS 228
SV 228 : FAS Cazador 1st batch del.1985 ex 66-15170
1944 US 66-15216 : UH-1C US Army cnvt. to UH-1M toward FAS 237
SV 237 : FAS Cazador 1st batch del.1985 ex 66-15216
1949 US 66-15221 : UH-1C US Army cnvt. to UH-1M toward FAS 238
SV 238 : FAS Cazador 1st. batch del.1985 ex 66-15221
1953 US 66-15225 : UH-1C US Army cnvt. to UH-1M toward FAS 239
SV 239 : FAS Cazador 1st batch del.1985 ex 66-15225
1971 US 66-15243 : UH-1C US Army cnvt. to UH-1M toward FAS 232
SV 232 : FAS Cazador 1st batch del.1985 ex 66-15243
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