Bell Huey family
Bell Huey family of helicopters includes a wide range of civil and military aircraft produced since 1956 by Bell Helicopter. This H-1 family of aircraft includes the utility UH-1 Iroquois and the derivative AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter series and ranges from the XH-40 prototype, first flown in October 1956 to the 21st century UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper.
Civil designations [ edit ]
Bell 204B 11 Seat utility transport helicopter; the civil certified model was based at the military model 204, known by the
US Army as the UH-1B. 
Agusta-Bell AB 204 11 Seat utility transport helicopter. Built under licence in Italy by
Agusta-Bell AB 204AS Anti-submarine warfare, anti-shipping version of the AB 204 helicopter.
Fuji-Bell 204B-2 11 seat utility transport helicopter. Built under licence in Japan by
Fuji Heavy Industries.
Bell 205A 15 seat utility transport helicopter.
Agusta-Bell 205 15 seat utility transport helicopter. Built under licence in Italy by Agusta.
Bell 205A-1 15 seat utility transport helicopter, initial version based on the UH-1H.
Agusta-Bell 205A-1 Modified version of the AB 205.
Fuji-Bell 205A-1 15 seat utility transport helicopter. Built under licence in Japan by Fuji.
Bell 205A+ Field upgraded 205A utilizing a T53-17 engine and a 212 rotor system. Similar to the production 205B and 210.
Bell 205A-1A A 205A-1, but with armament hardpoints and military avionics. Produced specifically for Israeli contract.
Bell 205B 15 seat upgraded 205A
Agusta-Bell 205BG Prototype fitted with two Gnome H 1200 turboshaft engines.
Agusta-Bell 205TA Prototype fitted with two Turbomeca Astazous turboshaft engines.
Advanced 205B Proposed upgraded Japanese version.
Bell 208 Experimental twin-engine "Twin Huey" prototype.
Bell 209 Original AH-1G prototype with retractable skid landing gear.
Bell 210 15 seat upgraded 205A
Bell 211 The
HueyTug, was a commercial version of the UH-1C with an upgraded transmission, longer main rotor, larger tailboom, strengthened fuselage, stability augmentation system, and a 2,650 shp (1,976 kW) Lycoming T-55-L-7 turboshaft engine. 
Bell 212 15 seat twin-engined derivative of the Bell 205
Bell 214 Huey Plus Strengthened development of the Bell 205 airframe with a larger engine
Bell 214ST 18 seat twin engined utility helicopter
Bell 249 Experimental AH-1 demonstrator version fitted with a four-bladed rotor system, an uprated engine and experimental equipment, including Hellfire missiles.
Bell 309 KingCobra Experimental version powered by one Lycoming T-55-L-7C engine.
Bell 412 Bell 212 with a four-bladed semi-rigid rotor system.
Bell Huey II A modified and re-engined UH-1H, significantly upgrading its performance, and its cost-effectiveness. Currently offered by Bell to all current military users of the type.
Pratt & Whitney Canada name for a modified UH-1H with a new PT6C-67D engine, modified tail rotor, and other minor changes to increase range and fuel efficiency over the Bell 212. 
Huey 800 Upgraded commercial version, fitted with an LHTEC T800 turboshaft engine.
Panha Shabaviz 2-75 Unlicensed version made by
Panha in Iran.
Panha 2091 Unlicensed Iranian upgrade of the AH-1J International.
Military designations (UH-1 and AH-1) [ edit ]
XH-40 The initial Bell 204 prototype. Three prototypes were built.
YH-40 Six aircraft for evaluation, as XH-40 with 12-inch cabin stretch and other modifications.
Bell Model 533 One YH-40BF rebuilt as a flight test bed with turbofan engines and wings.
HU-1A Initial Bell 204 production model, redesignated as the
UH-1A in 1962.  The HU-1 designation gave rise to the ubiquitous but unofficial "Huey" nickname. 
TH-1A UH-1A with dual controls and blind-flying instruments, 14 conversions.
XH-1A A single UH-1A was redesignated for grenade launcher testing in 1960.
HU-1B Upgraded HU-1A, various external and rotor improvements. Redesignated
UH-1B in 1962.  
YUH-1B UH-1B prototypes
NUH-1B a single test aircraft, serial number 64-18261.
UH-1C UH-1B with improved engine, modified blades and rotor-head for better performance in the gunship role.
YUH-1D Seven pre-production prototypes of the UH-1D.
UH-1D Initial Bell 205 production model (long fuselage version of the 204).
HH-1D Army crash rescue variant of UH-1D.
Dornier UH-1D Military utility transport helicopter. Built under license in Germany by
Dornier Flugzeugwerke. 
AH-1E 98 production aircraft with the Enhanced Cobra Armament System (ECAS) featuring the M97A1 armament subsystem with a three-barreled M197 20 mm cannon. The AH-1E is also referred to as the "Upgunned AH-1S", or "AH-1S(ECAS)" prior to 1988.
UH-1E UH-1B/C for USMC with different avionics and equipment.
NUH-1E UH-1E configured for testing.
TH-1E UH-1C configured for Marine Corps training. Twenty were built in 1965.
AH-1F The AH-1F is a "Modernized AH-1S".
UH-1F UH-1B/C for USAF with General Electric T-58-GE-3 engine of 1,325 shp.
TH-1F Instrument and Rescue Trainer based on the UH-1F for the USAF.
UH-1G UH-1D/H gunships operating with the Cambodia armed forces were locally given the designation UH-1G.
AH-1G HueyCobra Initial 1966 production model gunship for the US Army, with one 1,400shp Avco Lycoming T53-13 turboshaft.
JAH-1G HueyCobra One helicopter for armament testing including Hellfire missiles and multi-barrel cannon.
TH-1G HueyCobra Two-seat dual-control trainer.
Base Rescue Moose Jaw CH-118 Iroquois helicopters 118109 and 118101 at
CFB Moose Jaw
UH-1H Improved UH-1D with a
Lycoming T-53-L-13 engine of 1,400 shp. 5,435 built.  
Canadian Forces designation for the UH-1H utility transport helicopter. Redesignated CH-118.   
EH-1H Twenty-two aircraft converted by installation of AN/ARQ-33 radio intercept and jamming equipment for Project Quick Fix.
SAR variant for the USAF with rescue hoist. 30 built.  
AIDC UH-1H Military utility transport helicopter. Built under license in Taiwan by
Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation. 
JUH-1 Five UH-1Hs converted to SOTAS battlefield surveillance configuration with belly-mounted airborne radar.
TH-1H Recently modified UH-1Hs for use as basic helicopter flight trainers by the USAF.
AH-1J SeaCobra Original twin engine AH-1 version.
AH-1J International Export version of the AH-1J SeaCobra.
UH-1J An improved Japanese version of the UH-1H built under license in Japan by Fuji was locally given the designation UH-1J.
HH-1K Purpose built SAR variant of the Model 204 for the US Navy with USN avionics and equipment.
27 built.  
TH-1L Helicopter flight trainer based on the HH-1K for the USN.
UH-1L Utility variant of the TH-1L.
UH-1M Gunship specific UH-1C upgrade with
Lycoming T-53-L-13 engine of 1,400 shp. 
Bell 212 production model, the Bell "Twin Pac" twin-engined Huey. 
AH-1P 100 production aircraft with composite rotors, flat plate glass cockpit, and improved cockpit layout for nap-of-earth (NOE) flight. The AH-1P is also referred to as the "Production AH-1S", or "AH-1S(PROD)" prior to 1988.
UH-1P UH-1F variant for USAF for special operations use and attack operations used solely by the USAF
20th Special Operations Squadron, "the Green Hornets". 
YAH-1Q Eight AH-1Gs with XM26 Telescopic Sight Unit (TSU) and two M56 TOW 4-pack launchers.
AH-1Q HueyCobra Upgraded AH-1G equipped with the M65
TOW/Cobra missile subsystem, M65 Telescopic Sight Unit (TSU), and M73 Reflex sight.
YAH-1R AH-1G powered by a T53-L-703 engine without TOW system.
AH-1RO Dracula Proposed version for Romania.
YAH-1S AH-1Q upgrade and TOW system.
AH-1S AH-1Q upgraded with a 1,800 shp T53-L-703 turboshaft engine.
AH-1T Improved SeaCobra Improved version with extended tailboom and fuselage and an upgraded transmission and engines.
UH-1U Single prototype for Counter Mortar/Counter Battery Radar Jamming aircraft. Crashed at Edwards AFB during testing.
UH-1V Aeromedical evacuation, rescue version for the US Army.
AH-1W SuperCobra "Whiskey Cobra", day/night version with more powerful engines and advanced weapons capability.
Electronic warfare UH-1Hs converted under "Quick Fix IIA". 
UH-1Y Venom Upgraded variant developed from existing upgraded late model UH-1Ns, with additional emphasis on commonality with the
AH-1Z as part of the H-1 upgrade program.
AH-1Z Viper "Zulu Cobra", in conjunction with the
H-1 upgrade program. Version includes an upgraded 4 blade main rotor and adds the Night Targeting System (NTS).
AH-1Z King Cobra AH-1Z offered under Turkey's
ATAK program; selected for production in 2000, but later canceled when Bell and Turkey could not reach an agreement on production. 
UH-1/T700 Ultra Huey Upgraded commercial version, fitted with a 1,400-kW (1900-shp) General Electric T700-GE-701C turboshaft engine.
Canadian Forces designation for the UH-1 Iroquois
CH-135 Twin Huey Canadian Forces designation for the
UH-1N Twin Huey
CH-146 Griffon Canadian Forces designation for the
Griffin HT Mk. 1
RAF designation for a trainer based on the 412EP
Griffin HAR Mk. 2 RAF designation for a
Search and Rescue helicopter based on the 412EP
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet H1SW for the 204, 205A, 205A-1 and 210 models
^ a b c Greg Goebel's Vectorsite in Public Domain
^ "Skycranes". Centennial of Flight Commission. Archived from the original on 9 April 2007 . Retrieved . 2007-03-15
^ a b c d e Bishop, Chris. Huey Cobra Gunships. Osprey Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-84176-984-3.
^ Model 309 Kingcobra / Model 409 AAH (YAH-63), Vectorsite.net
^ Douglas W. Nelms (2005-11-01). "Eagle Power". Aviation Today . Retrieved . 2007-03-17
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Mutza, Wayne. UH-1 Huey In Action. Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1986. ISBN 0-89747-179-2.
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Andrade, John M. U.S. Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Hersham, Surrey, UK: Midland Counties Publications, 1979. ISBN 0-904597-22-9. Cite error: Invalid
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^ a b The Bell UH-1 Huey.
^ a b Donald, David. The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Barnes & Nobel Books, 1997. ISBN 0-7607-0592-5.
^ "Bell CH-118 Iroquois." Canadian DND webpage. Retrieved: 30 August 2007.
^ UH-1J 多用途ヘリコプター. Retrieved: 11 December 2007.
^ The Bell UH-1 Huey. Retrieved: 12 December 2007.
^ "Back to square one in attack helicopter plan", Turkish Daily News, 2 December 2006.