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 UH-1M Iroquois Gunship

Engine Lycoming T53-L-13 1400 shp
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)

  List of Operators of UH-1M Iroquois Gunship

Years Model Org
1958/75 204 usa US Army Aviation
1985/?? 204 el salvador Fuerza Aerea SalvadoreƱa

  Global Distribution of UH-1M Iroquois Gunship

1UH-1M Iroquois Gunship

Construction Numbers

C/N Year History
1261 SV US 233,64-14137
1300 SV US 234,64-14176
1356 SV US 231,65-09456
1598 US 66-00616
1672 SV US 229,66-00690
1764 SV US 230,66-15036
1775 SV US 235,66-15047
1859 SV US 236,66-15131
1884 US 66-15156
1898 SV US 228,66-15170
1944 SV US 237,66-15216
1949 SV US 238,66-15221
1953 SV US 239,66-15225
1971 SV US 232,66-15243

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