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  • Boeing-Vertol 179 / YUH-61A

    1974










    Boeing-Vertol 179 / YUH-61A

    The Model 179 was Boeing Vertol entry for the US Army Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System ( UTTAS ) competition to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois where it lost against the Sikorsky S-70 ( UH-60 Black Hawk ).

    The first of three prototypes YUH-61 built fist flew on November 29, 1974. Aircraft #56 and #58 are preserved at Fort Rucker Museum in Alabama.

    The Model 237 was a naval proposal for the US Navy LAMPS III competition but it lost against the SH-60B Seahawk




    Specifications


    Engine: 2 x GE T700-GE-401C 1890 shp
    Capacity: 2 + 14
    Length: (m) 18.5
    Height: (m) 4.7
    Blades: 4
    Rotor diam.: (m) 14.93
    Disc area: (m2) 175
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 4400     Max: 8000
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 216     Max: 286
    Range: (km) 960
    Ceiling: (m) 1772
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)
    blueprints


    List of Operators of Boeing-Vertol 179 / YUH-61A


    From Organisation with model 179 / YUH-61A
    1976
    usa US Army Aviation
        3 1976/77


    Construction Numbers on database of 179 / YUH-61A or its versions

    5yuh-61a




    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    1974 US 73-21656 : US Army f/f 29nov74
    1975 US 73-21657 : US Army f/f 19feb75
    1975 US 73-21658 : US Army f/f 28may75
    pictured at Fort Rucker, AL
    US 73-21659 : Boeing Vertol, not completed
    US 73-21660 : Boeing Vertol, not completed
    5 C/N.


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