Bell UH-1Y Venom

Derived from 412

Bell UH-1Y Venom

The Bell 450 was part of the Marines H-1 upgrade program to remanufacture the current fleet of UH-1N utility helicopters to an advanced configuration featuring common engines and flight dynamics to the also new AH-1Z Viper

The prototype, a UH-1N converted airframe, first flew on December 20 2001 but the production aircraft were first delivered on 2005 as a new built ones.

The Super Huey completed the transition from the UH-1N in West Coast Marines units in 2011 being HMLA-167 from MCAS New River the first one to received them in the East Coast on Sept 29 of that year.

Bell delivered the 160th and final UH-1Y for the US Marines in April 2018

Specifications UH-1Y Venom

Engine 2 x GE T700-GE-401C 1890 shp
Capacity 2 + 10
Length (m) 17.78
Height (m) 4.5
Blades 4
Rotor diam. (m) 14.88
Disc area (m2) 168
Weight (kgs) Empty: 5370     Max: 8390
Speed (km/h) Cruise: 250     Max: 300
Range (km)
Ceiling (m) 6000
Rate/Climb (m/min) 768

  List of Operators of UH-1Y Venom

Years Model Org
2005-    usa US Marine Corps
2023-    czech republic Vzdušné síly AČR

  Global Distribution of UH-1Y Venom


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