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  • Del'd: 210 - 1964 to 1986





    Helicopters

    US Marine Corps UH-1E Iroquois

    In 1962, the marines choose the UH-1B Huey to replace their Kaman OH-43D Huskies. Designated UH-1E, the main differences with the Army variant included the use of all-aluminum construction for corrosion resistance, the use of marines compatible avionics, a rotor brake to rapidly stop the rotor on shipboard use and a roof mounted rescue hoist.

    The basically similar TH-1E was the trainer variant and 20 were delivered in 1965.

    After the arrival of UH-1N during the 1970s, survivors were handed over to the Navy mainly to HT-8 and HT-18 training squadrons.

    There is some confusion regarding UH-1E numbers. 151299 c/n 6034 is not a UH-1E according to Bell, so the following numbers would be shifted by one

    BuNos 151266 / 151299 : UH-1E c/n 6001 / 6034 - UH-1B engine Lycoming T53-L-11 1100 shp
    BuNos 151840 / 151887 : UH-1E c/n 6035 / 6082 - UH-1C engine Lycoming T53-L-13 1400 shp
    BuNos 152416 / 152439 : UH-1E c/n 6083 / 6106
    BuNos 153740 / 153767 : UH-1E c/n 6107 / 6134
    BuNos 154730 / 154749 : TH-1E - 20 trainers
    BuNos 154750 / 154780 : UH-1E c/n 6135 / 6165
    BuNos 154943 / 154969 : UH-1E c/n 6166 / 6192
    BuNos 155337 / 155354 : UH-1E c/n 6193 / 6203
    BuNos 155355 / 155367 : cancelled UH-1E




    Every Marine UH1E that I worked (about 34 ) had the Elastomeric 540 rotor system (same as the Marine AH1G model Cobra, except they retained the stab bar), instead of the 204 wet head. Some had the air intake scope of the B/C models some had the particle separator basket. Several had been fitted with a chin turret including a 7.62 mini gun and a 40mm grenade launcher. The aircraft I worked on were with HML-267/HML-367 in 1974/1975.


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    Units


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    1972/86HML-776NAS Glenview
    1971/80HML-771NAS South Weymouth
    1968/76HMLA-367JP MCAS Futenma
    1968/75HMLA-167 MCAS New River
    VN Marble Mountain Airfield
    1966/76HMLA-267 MCAS Camp Pendleton
    1966/68VMO-5MCAS Camp Pendleton
    1965/69VMO-2VN Marble Mountain Airfield
    JP MCAS Futenma
    1964/77VMO-6JP MCAS Futenma
    VN Chu Lai Airfield
    1964/70VMO-1MCAS New River



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