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Post by (A/229) BBall Sat 17 May 2014, 16:43

Hey guys,

I know I’ve been promising it for days now, well, I finally made it home yesterday from the other side of the planet, so before I head up to Anchorage today to visit my son and his lovely bride (before he deploys AGAIN), I thought I’d get off my ass and throw up some Huey pictures.

Again, I took these at the Pacific Aviation Museum of Pearl Harbor during my last work trip.

Meet UH-1H Serial number 68-15708.

According to the restoration person that I was schmoozing in an attempt to get inside her (wait, that sounds weird), she started life in the U.S. Army hauling downed aircrew out of the jungles of Vietnam, and retired in the livery of the Hawaii Army National Guard. I attempted researching the serial number to uncover her unit, etc. during her days in Southeast Asia, but it was fruitless.

Let’s start with an abbreviated walk around...(hoping that Flyer will chime in with notes and pithy comments)...

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I would’ve preferred a diorama, but this was more than the other helos got, so I was pleased.

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Clearly, the last Crew Chief had some input into the stenciling. Me thinks a “Death From Above” decal would look better, but maybe the HANG unit would’ve frowned on that.

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A peek under the chin, and we see the landing light, search light and lower wire cutter apparatus (me thinks the wire cutters were HANG installed...I don’t remember seeing Vietnam Hueys with wire cutters).

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Forward windshields (wipers and antennae), top of the fwd fuselage (pitot tube, upper wire cutter, more antennae and (Flyer) are those little scoops for ram air into the cockpit?)

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You can see that the main rotor mast is missing something... (the restorer said that they plan on making it right after they get the AH-1 Cobra finished).

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For those of you that love this kinda of stuff (like me), here are the particulars of the “care and feeding” of this baby. God I love how the ARMY even instructs one on how to open the cockpit door! They think of everything!

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Crew seats, etc...

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Nice view looking forward. So THIS is how the tail skid is supposed to look after one of my auto-rotations? Hmmm.....

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That funny “little propeller” at the back of the machine.

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If a man doesn’t think that the lines of the Huey are sexy, then he needs to check himself into the nearest clinic and be tested...

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Nice view of the synchronized elevator on the right side of the tail boom.

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The sight glass for the 90 degree tailrotor gearbox (am I right Flyer?).

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Sight glass for the 42 degree intermediate gearbox (again...right Flyer?).

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Right side of the cabin....notice the view-port for the “XMSN OIL LEVEL”.

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Would this be considered the “Coach” or “First Class” cabin?

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And finally on this post...

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The business end of the machine. Where that wonderful “whop, whop” sound originates from...

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On the next (and last) installment, I’ll have some pictures from INSIDE the machine (and my story of how I ALMOST got to sit in her)....

Later,
BBall
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Post by (C/229) LiveBait Sun 18 May 2014, 05:56

Very nice BBall, thanks for sharing these with us.
Wishing your son the best.
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Post by (B/229) NeF Sun 18 May 2014, 14:31

I like your pics a lot, are the skids on this beauty different from DCS ? That 10th picture from her butt, oh boy that's a sweet view.
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