I don’t like to just copy and paste somebody elses blog post but I think this was so well written and so amazing you should all read it.
FROM OLD NFO
“The last Hueys have been retired by the Army and the Marines, so an iconic airframe passes into history with little fanfair, other than military ceremonies…
First developed by Bell for medivac and utility use in 1952, first flight was Oct 1956 and first produced in Mar 1960. More than 16,000 total have been built. It first saw combat in Vietnam as the HU-1, hence the “Huey” nickname. It’s official name was the Iroquois. “
Please go read the rest of his post HERE