Boeing-Vertol 179 / YUH-61A


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


Engine: 2 x GE T700-GE-401C 1890shp
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)

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

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

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


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
11sep99 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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