BELL UH-1 IROQUOIS

UH-1 SERVICE

Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Corp. of Bell Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, USA
(In 1960, became Bell Helicopter Co., Textron Corp.)
(In 1976, became Bell Helicopter Textron, Textron Inc.)
Models: Model 204, 205, 208, 210, 211, 212, 214, 412, 450, 533, 577
Designations: H-1 (UH-1); H-40, H-48, HU-1, CH-118 / CH-135 / CH-146 (CAF)
Names: Iroquois; Huey (unofficial), Venom & Super Huey (UH-1Y)
First official flight: (XH-40) 22/10/1956
Factory production period: 1955 - 1987 (military)
1963 - present (civil)
Primary service period: 1959 - 1980's
Last official flight: Still in service

UH-1 VARIANTS

1956 Model 204 XH-40 3  
1956 Model 204 YH-40 6 Total: 00009
         
1959 Model 204 HU-1A (UH-1A) 182  
1960 Model 204 YHU-1B (YUH-1B) 4  
1961 Model 204 HU-1B (UH-1B) 1030  
1965 Model 204 UH-1C 755 Total: 01971
         
1961 Model 205 YHU-1D (YUH-1D) 7  
1963 Model 205 UH-1D 2010 Total: 02017
         
1963 Model 204 UH-1E 209  
1964 Model 204 UH-1F 120  
1967 Model 204 TH-1F 26 Total: 00355
         
1967 Model 205 UH-1H 5648  
1968 Model 205 CUH-1H 10  
1971 Model 205 HH-1H 30 Total: 05688
         
1969 Model 204 HH-1K 27  
1969 Model 204 TH-1L 90  
1968 Model 204 UH-1L 8 Total: 00125
         
1969 Model 212 UH-1N 288  
1971 Model 212 CUH-1N 50  
1974 Model 212 VH-1N 6 Total: 00344
         
2006 Model 450 UH-1Y 54 Total: 00054
         
1962 Model 204 Model 204 80  
1968 Model 205 Model 205 332  
1969 Model 212 Model 212 917  
1970 Model 214 Model 214 509  
1981 Model 412 Model 412 1026 Total: 02864

Grand Total: 13427

1986 Foreign built - Indonesia:
Model 412
NBell 412 30 Total: 00030
1961 Foreign built - Italy:
Model 204
Model AB.204 238  
1969 Model 205 Model AB.205 490  
1971 Model 212 Model AB.212 344  
1982 Model 412 Model AB.412 335 Total: 01407
1962 Foreign built - Japan:
Model 204
UH-1B 89  
1974 Model 204 Model 204 48  
1973 Model 205 UH-1H 133  
1993 Model 205 UH-1J 130  
? Model 205 Model 205 2 Total: 00402
1970 Foreign built - Taiwan:
Model 205
UH-1H 118 Total: 00118
1967 Foreign built - West Germany:
Model 205
UH-1D 353 Total: 00353

Grand Total: 02310

GRAND TOTAL: 15737


Bell UH-1H Iroquois flight-deck,
RNZAF UH-1H s/n: NZ3806 (US s/n: 69-15417).
Ashburton, New Zealand, 1999.

UH-1 PRODUCTION

Military Helicopters

XH-40
Prototype single-engined, 2-bladed
rotor, utility helicopter for the US Army.
Redesignated as XHU-1 in 1956.
Produced 1955 - 1956

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

55-4459 / 55-4461 1 / 3 3 Total: 00003

YH-40
As XH-40, cabin stretch, minor
changes, service tested by US
Army and USAF. Redesignated
as YHU-1A in 1956.
Produced 1956

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

56-6723 / 56-6728 4 / 9 6 Total: 00006

HU-1A
As YH-40, engine upgrade, minor
changes. All delivered to US Army.
Redesignated as UH-1A in 1962.
Produced 1958 - 1961

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

57-6095 / 57-6103 10 / 18    
58-2078 / 58-2093 19 / 34    
58-3017 / 58-3047 35 / 65    
59-1607 / 59-1716 66 / 175    
60-3530 / 60-3545 176 / 191 182 Total: 00182

YHU-1B
As HU-1A, prototypes with engine / rotor
upgrade, slightly enlarged cabin for US Army.
Redesignated as YUH-1B in 1962.
Later upgraded to UH-1B standard.
Produced 1960

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

60-3546 / 60-3549 192 / 195 4 Total: 00004

HU-1B
As YHU-1B, engine upgrade, provision
for armament. All delivered to US Army.
Redesignated as UH-1B in 1962.
Produced 1960 - 1965

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

60-3550 / 60-3619 196 / 265    
61-0686 / 61-0803 266 / 383    
62-1872 / 62-2105 392 / 625    
62-4566 / 62-4605 626 / 665    
62-4606 / 62-4613
- 8 to Australia as A2-384 / A2-391.
384 / 391    
62-12515 / 62-12549 666 / 700    
62-12550 / 62-12555 708 / 713    
63-8500 / 63-8658 722 / 880    
63-8659 / 63-8738 884 / 963    
63-9784 / 63-9791
- 8 to Australia as A2-714 / A2-721.
714 / 721    
63-12903 / 63-12952 964 / 1013    
63-12953 / 63-12955
- 3 to Australia as N9-881 / N9-883.
881 / 883    
63-13086 / 63-13089
- 4 to Norway as 086 / 089.
1014 / 1017    
63-13586 / 63-13593
- 8 to Australia as A2-1018 / A2-1025.
1018 / 1025    
64-13902 / 64-14100 1026 / 1224    
64-17621 / 64-17623
- 3 to Australia as N9-3101 / N9-3103.
3101 / 3103    
65-12846
- 1 to Australia as N9-3104.
3104    
65-12853 / 65-12856
- 4 to Norway as 853 / 856.
3111 / 3114 1030 Total: 01030
10 additional airframes cancelled.


Singapore operated 18 UH-1B Hueys from 1980 to 1989 as helicopter
trainers, along with 35 operational UH-1H Hueys which have been
in service since 1977.
Preserved here in pristine condition is UH-1B, s/n: 258, (US s/n: 60-3605),
note the "short fuselage" typical to the early Huey design and modified
UH-1C style air-intake behind the main rotor.
RSiAF Museum, Singapore, 2003.

UH-1C
As HU-1B, gunship version, minor
changes for US Army.
Original designation was HU-1C.
Produced 1964 - 1966

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

64-14101 / 64-14191 1225 / 1315     
65-9416 / 65-9564 1316 / 1464    
65-12738 / 65-12744 1465 / 1471    
65-12759 / 65-12764
- 6 to Spain numbered 5 / 10.
3105 / 3110    
65-12772 1472    
66-0491 / 66-0745 1473 / 1727    
66-15000 / 66-15245 1728 / 1973 755 Total: 00755
1 (65-12765), additional airframe cancelled.

YHU-1D
As HU-1B, prototypes with enlarged,
3.5ft. longer fuselage for US Army.
Redesignated as YUH-1D in 1962.
Later upgraded to UH-1D standard.
Produced 1961

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

60-6028 / 60-6034 701 / 707 7 Total: 00007

UH-1D
As YHU-1D, production version for US Army.
Original designation was HU-1D.
Many later upgraded to UH-1H standard.
Produced 1962 - 1967

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

62-2106 / 62-2113 4001 / 4008    
62-12351 / 62-12372 4009 / 4030    
63-8739 / 63-8859
- 2 to W. Germany as 804, 805.
4031 / 4151    
63-12956 / 63-13002 4152 / 4198    
64-13492 / 64-13901
- 4 to W. Germany as 70+37 / 70+40.
4199 / 4608    
65-9565 / 65-10135
- 1 to Australia as A2-085.
- 5 to New Zealand as NZ3801 / NZ3805.
- 4 to Peru mixed FAP-631 to -645.
4609 / 5179    
65-12773 / 65-12776 5180 / 5183    
65-12847 / 65-12852 5184 / 5189    
65-12857 / 65-12895 5190 / 5228    
66-0746 / 66-1210
- 1 to Australia as A2-649.
5229 / 5693    
66-8574 / 66-8577 9339 / 9342    
66-16000 / 66-16306 5694 / 6000 2004  
(Brazil) 8530 / 8535
- Designated as the SAR SH-1D.
3202 / 3207 6 Total: 02010
180 additional airframes cancelled.

UH-1E
As HU-1B/C, utility version for USMC.
Original designation was HU-1E.
Produced 1963 - 1964

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

BuNo.151266 / 151298 6001 / 6033    
BuNo.151840 / 151887 6034 / 6081    
BuNo.152416 / 152439 6082 / 6105    
BuNo.153740 / 153767 6106 / 6133    
BuNo.154750 / 154780 6134 / 6164    
BuNo.154943 / 154969 6165 / 6191    
BuNo.155337 / 155354 6192 / 6209 209 Total: 00209
14 additional airframes cancelled.

TH-1E - 1965, trainer for USMC, 20 (BuNo. 154730 / 154749) cancelled.


Bell UH-1E Iroquois, BuNo. 151851, served with the USMC from 1965. It's now
serving with a civil helicopter company in New Zealand as ZK-HUE. It
features modified skids, an observation window among other upgrades.
Herbert, New Zealand, 2015.

UH-1F
As HU-1B, version for USAF,
engine upgrade. Original
designation was XH-48A.
Produced 1963 - 1967

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

63-13141 / 63-13165 7001 / 7025    
64-15476 / 64-15501 7026 / 7051    
65-7911 / 65-7965 7052 / 7106    
66-1211 / 66-1224 7107 / 7120 120 Total: 00120
4 additional airframes cancelled.


UH-1F, s/n: 63-13149, with civil upgrades including a Lycoming engine and
relocated fuel tank filler. Seen here for fire-fighting duties with reg: ZK-HHF.
Christchurch, New Zealand, 2017.

TH-1F
As UH-1F, trainer version for USAF.
Produced 1966 - 1967

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

66-1225 / 66-1250 7301 / 7326 26 Total: 00026

UH-1H
As UH-1D, engine upgrade for US Army.
US supplied kits for Turkish assembly.
Many in the first 2 batches ordered as
UH-1D but delivered as the UH-1H.
Produced 1967 - 1987

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

66-16307 / 66-17144 8501 / 9338    
67-17145 / 67-17859
- 22 to Australia, mixed A2-376 to A2-773.
- 12 to South Korea.
- 107 to South Vietnam.
- 10 to Thailand Army as 7576 / 7585.
9343 / 10057    
67-18411 / 67-18413
- 3 to Colombia as FAC-4281 / -4283.
10058 / 10060    
67-18558 / 67-18577
- 4 to Chile as H-81 / H-84.
10061 / 10080    
67-19475 / 67-19537
- 4 to Thailand Army as 9475 / 9478.
- 4 to Thailand AF numbered 1 / 4.
10081 / 10143    
68-15214 / 68-15778
- 1 to Australia as A2-149.
- 1 to Chile as H-85.
- 10 to Greece as ES601 / ES610.
- 5 to Thailand Army as 5596 / 5600.
- 9 to Thailand AF numbered 5 / 13.
10144 / 10708    
68-15779 / 68-15794
- 5 to unknown export.
- 11 to unknown export.
17001 / 17016    
68-16050 / 68-16628
- 1 to Australia as A2-110.
- 4 to Cambodia.
- 5 to Chile as H-86 / H-90.
- 2 to Guatemala.
- 3 to The Philippines.
- 6 to South Korea.
- 154 to South Vietnam.
- 5 to Thailand Army as 6066 / 6070.
- 12 to Thailand AF numbered 14 / 25.
10709 / 11287    
69-15000 / 69-15959
- 4 to Argentina as AE-400 / AE-403.
- 9 to Australia, mixed A2-484 to A2-723.
- 6 to Cambodia.
- 2 to Chile as H-91, H-92.
- 16 to Greece as ES611 / ES626.
- 9 to New Zealand as NZ3806 / NZ3814.
- 4 to The Philippines.
- 2 to South Korea.
- 311 to South Vietnam.
- 9 to Thailand Army as 5491 / 5494, 5655 / 5659.
- 23 to Turkey.
11288 / 12247    
69-16650 / 69-16670 12248 / 12268    
69-16671 / 69-16679
- 9 to Taiwan as 9501 / 9509.
17017 / 17025    
69-16692 / 69-16732 12269 / 12309    
70-15700 / 70-15874
- 1 to Australia as A2-455.
- 12 to Spain numbered 15 / 26.
- 10 to Thailand Army as 5731 / 5735, 5846 / 5850.
12310 / 12484    
70-15913 / 70-15932
- 1 to Australia as A2-915.
12485 / 12504    
70-16200 / 70-16518 12505 / 12823    
71-20000 / 71-20339
- 2 to Spain numbered 27, 28.
12824 / 13163    
72-21465 / 72-21649
- 8 to Argentina as AE-404 / AE-411.
- 5 to Australia, mixed A2-278 to A2-310.
- 9 to Greece as ES630 / ES638.
- 14 to Spain numbered 29 / 42.
13164 / 13348    
73-21661 / 73-21860
- 8 to Spain numbered 43 / 50.
13349 / 13548    
73-22066 / 73-22135
- 7 to Argentina as AE-412 / AE-418.
- 23 to Spain numbered 51 / 73.
13549 / 13618    
74-22295 / 74-22544
- 4 to Argentina as AE-419 / AE-422.
- 1 to New Zealand as NZ3815.
- 4 to Thailand Army as 2484 / 2487.
- 3 to Venezuela as 7701 / 7703.
13619 / 13868    
76-22651 / 76-22672
- 6 to Venezuela as 7704 / 7709.
13869 / 13890    
76-22685 / 76-22691
- 7 to The Philippines as 22685 / 22691.
13908 / 13914    
77-22911 / 77-22930
- 2 to Argentina as AE-423, AE-424.
- 18 to Greece as ES677 / ES694.
13915 / 13934    
77-22951 / 77-22960
- 2 to Spain numbered 74, 75.
13935 / 13944    
78-23017 / 78-23042
- 26 to South Korea as 23017 / 23042.
13945 / 13970    
78-23146 / 78-23166
- 21 to South Korea as 23146 / 23166.
13971 / 13991    
78-23175 / 78-23178
- 4 to The Philippines as 23175 / 23178.
13992 / 13995    
78-23179 / 78-23186
- 2 to Greece as ES695, ES696.
- 6 to Spain numbered 76 / 81.
13996 / 14003    
79-23402 / 79-23415
- 14 to Thailand Army as 3402 / 3415.
16041 / 16054 5521  
(Singapore) mixed 224 to 249 13891 / 13907 17  
(Thailand) 6028 / 6040 16028 / 16040 13  
unknown exports 16001 / 16027 27  

Foreign assembled - Turkey:
Ucak Ana Depot ve Fabrika

82-24029 / 82-24043 16055 / 16069    
82-24044 / 82-24053 16501 / 16510    
85-25489 / 85-25518 16070 / 16099    
86-25519 / 86-25533 16100 / 16114 70 Total: 05648



Above and below: two views of RNZAF UH-1H s/n: NZ3809, (US s/n: 69-15420),
painted with a white United Nations livery for peace-keeping duties in East Timor.
Note the small auxiliary door thats part of the "long fuselage" Huey design
which can be detached if required.
A total of 16 Iroquois were purchased by the RNZAF, (5 UH-1D and 11 UH-1H),
from 1966, note the kneeling Maori Warrior on the tail boom which is an
RNZAF squadron emblem.
Christchurch, New Zealand, 2004.

CUH-1H
As UH-1H, export version for Canada.
Original designation was CUH-1D.
CAF designation: CH-118.
Produced 1967 - 1968
Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

(CAF) 118101 / 118110 3213 / 3222 10 Total: 00010

HH-1H
As UH-1H, on-base rescue version
for USAF.
Produced 1971 - 1973

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

70-2457 / 70-2486 17101 / 17130 30 Total: 00030

UH-1I - not used.

HH-1K
As UH-1E, SAR version for US Navy,
engine upgrade, different equipment.
Produced 1969 - 1970

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

BuNo.157177 / 157203 6301 / 6327 27 Total: 00027

TH-1L
As HH-1K, advanced trainer for US Navy.
Produced 1969 - 1970

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

BuNo.157806 / 157850 6401 / 6445    
BuNo.157859 / 157903 6446 / 6490 90 Total: 00090

UH-1L
As TH-1L, utility version for US Navy.
Produced 1968

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

BuNo.157851 / 157858 6210 / 6217 8 Total: 00008

UH-1N
As UH-1H, twin engine upgrade,
larger cabin, detail changes.
Widely known as the Twin Huey.
Produced 1968 - 1978

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

Deliveries to USAF:
68-10772 / 68-10776 31001 / 31005    
69-6600 / 69-6670 31006 / 31076    
69-7536 / 69-7538 31077 / 31079    
73-22054, 73-22055
- 2 to Tunisia.
31442, 31443 81  
Deliveries to USMC:
BuNo.158230 / 158259 31401 / 31430    
BuNo.158260 / 158291 31601 / 31632    
BuNo.158548 / 158550 31633 / 31635    
BuNo.158555 31640    
BuNo.158558 / 158562 31643 / 31647    
BuNo.158762 / 158771 31431 / 31440    
BuNo.158772 / 158785 31648 / 31661    
BuNo.159186 / 159209 31662 / 31685    
BuNo.159565 31441    
BuNo.159680 / 159685 31686 / 31691    
BuNo.159686 / 159703 31694 / 31711    
BuNo.159774 31444    
BuNo.159775 / 159777 31712 / 31714    
BuNo.160165 / 160179 31715 / 31729    
BuNo.160438 / 160461 31730 / 31753    
BuNo.160619 / 160624 31754 / 31759    
BuNo.160827 / 160838 31445 / 31456 205  
(Thailand) H6k-1/19, H6k-2/19
- Delivered to Thai Royal Flight.
31692, 31693 2 Total: 00288
15 additional airframes cancelled.

CUH-1N
As UH-1N, export version for Canada.
CAF designation: CH-135 Twin Huey.
Produced 1971 - 1972

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

70-15650 / 70-15699 32001 / 32050 50 Total: 00050
Delivered as:
(CAF) 135101 / 135150

VH-1N
As UH-1N, VIP version for USMC.
2 UH-1N also temporarily converted.
Produced 1974

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

BuNo.158551 / 158554 31636 / 31639    
BuNo.158556, 158557 31641, 31642 6 Total: 00006

UH-1O - not used.

UH-1Y Venom
As UH-1N, major redesign, engine /
avionics upgrade for USMC. Another
14 rebuilt from UH-1N airframes.
Produced 2005 - present

Bell Amarillo, Texas

BuNo.167793 / 167808 55101 / 55116    
BuNo.167989 / 167998 ?    
BuNo.168036 / 168046 ?    
BuNo.168319 ?    
BuNo.168402 / 168417 ? 54 Total: 00054

Civil Helicopters

Model 204B
Civil / military export version
of the UH-1B.

Produced 1962 - 1968
Bell Fort Worth, Texas

civil reg.
- Built as the
Model 204A.
1501    
civil / mil reg.
- 1 (c/n: 2001) to Fuji-Bell.
- 1 (c/n: 2046) to Norway as
UH-1B,
s/n: 420 (US s/n: 66-14420).
- 1 (c/n: 2048) to US Army as
NUH-1B,
s/n: 64-18261.
2001 / 2070    
civil reg. 2196 / 2199    
civil reg.
- 1 (c/n: 2501) to
Model 577 in 1966
as N577K (civil reg.).
- 1 (c/n: 2502) to
Model 211 Huey Tug
in 1968 as N6256N (civil reg.).
2500 / 2502    
civil reg.
- 2 to Fuji-Bell.
3001, 3002 80 Total: 00080

Model 205A / 205A-1
Civil / military export version of the
UH-1D (205A) and UH-1H (205A-1).
First 39 built as 205A, most later
upgraded to 205A-1.

Produced 1968 - 1980
Bell Fort Worth, Texas

civil / mil reg. 30001 / 30332 332 Total: 00332

Model 212 (Twin 212 / Twin Two-Twelve)
Civil / military export twin-engine
upgrade similar to UH-1N. 41 to
Agusta-Bell, c/n: mixed 5550 to
5724. Production to Mirabel,
Canada in 1988.

Produced 1969 - 1997
Bell Fort Worth, Texas

civil / mil reg. 30501 / 30999    
civil / mil reg. 31101 / 31311    
civil / mil reg. 32101 / 32142 752  
5 to UK as 212HP AH.Mk. 1, ZH814 / ZH816,
ZJ965, ZJ969, 3 as 212HP AH.Mk. 2, ZJ964,
ZJ966, ZK206 and 1 as 212HP AH.Mk. 3, ZK067.
(Israel) mixed 010 to 080
- Delivered as the Bell 212 Anapha.
32201 / 32262 62  

Bell Canada, Mirabel, Quebec, Canada

civil / mil reg. 35001 / 35103 103 Total: 00917

Model 214
As Model 212, heavy-lift version,
single-engined, large exhaust outlet.

Produced 1970 - 1993
Bell Fort Worth, Texas

Model 214 Huey Plus
1970, prototypes. 2 upgraded
to 214A and 1 to 214B in 1974.
civil reg. 27000 / 27003 4  
Model 214A Isfahan
1975, military heavy-lift version for Iran.
(Iran) 6-4651 / 6-4937 27004 / 27290    
(Iran) 2-6003 / 2-6008 27291 / 27296 293  
Model 214B / B-1 Big Lifter
1975, civil heavy-lift version, 32 as B-1.
civil reg. 28001 / 28070 70  
Model 214C
1976, military SAR version for Iran.
(Iran) 4-9421 / 4-9459 17201 / 17239 39  
Model 214ST Super Transport
1977, civil / military version. Larger
streamlined fuselage, engine upgrade.
48 later to Iraq.
civil reg. 18401 / 18403    
civil / mil reg. 28101 / 28200 103 Total: 00509

Model 412
As Model 212, engine upgrade, 4-bladed
rotor. 3 Model 212 converted as prototypes,
ff: 1979. Production to Mirabel, Canada in
1989 starting with c/n: 36001.

Produced 1980 - present
Bell Fort Worth, Texas

Model 412
1981, base production version.
civil / mil reg. 33001 / 33107 107  
Model 412SP
1985, Special Performance version, higher
fuel, 12 converted to 412HP standard.
civil / mil reg. 33108 / 33213    
civil / mil reg. 36001 / 36019 125  
Model 412HP
1991, High Performance version.
civil / mil reg. 36020 / 36086 67  
Model 412EP
1998, civil / military Enhanced
Performance version, digital avionics.
civil / mil reg. 36087 / 36685 599  
- 11 to RAF as Griffin HT.Mk. 1, ZJ234 / ZJ242,
ZJ707, ZJ708 and 4 as
HAR.Mk. 2, ZJ703 / ZJ706.
Model 412EPI
2014, civil / military EP version,
advanced avionics. 1 Model 412EP
converted as prototype, ff: 2013.
civil / mil reg. 37001 / 37020+ 20+  
Model 412CF (CH-146 Griffon)
1994, military version for Canada.
(CAF) 146400 / 146499 46400 / 46499 100  
Model 412RSAF
2001, military version for Saudi Arabia.
mixed 1200 to 3303 33501 / 33508 8 Total: 01026

 

Grand Total: 13427

Foreign built - Indonesia:
NBell 412
Indonesian built version of the Model 412,
built as SP, HP and EP versions. Bell
c/n: 34001 / 34030.
Produced 1986 - present

Industri Pesawat Terbang Nurtanio (IPTN),
Bandung, Indonesia
In 2000, became PT Dirgantara Indonesia.

civil / mil reg. NB01 / NB30 30 Total: 00030

Foreign built - Italy:
Model 204 / 205 / 212 / 412
Civil / military versions of the UH-1.
Produced 1961 - present

(Agusta-Bell)
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Giovanni Agusta SpA,
Gallarate, Italy

Model AB.204B / 204AS
1961, civil / military version of Model 204B.
Built as the AB.204B-11, -12, -21, -22 and
AB.204AS version for maritime duties.
civil / mil reg. 3001 / 3238 238  
Model AB.205A / A-1
1969, civil / military version of Model 205.
Some later to AB.205B standard.
civil / mil reg. 4001 / 4477    
civil / mil reg. 4500 / 4512 490  
Model AB.212
1971, civil / military version of Model 212.
Built as the AB.212AM, ASW, EW, GE, iCO.
civil / mil reg. 5101 / 5215    
civil / mil reg.
- 41 supplied as kits from Bell,
not counted here.
5501 / 5724    
civil / mil reg. 5801 / 5846 344  
Model AB.412 Grifone
1982, military 212 upgrade, 4-bladed rotor.
Built as standard, CS, SP, HP, and EP versions.
civil / mil reg. 25501 / 25748    
civil / mil reg. 25801 / 25808    
civil / mil reg. 25901 / 25945    
civil / mil reg. 25951 / 25984 335 Total: 01407

Foreign built - Japan:
Model 204 / 205
Japanese built version of the Model 204 / 205
for civil and military (JGSDF) sales. 3 204B
(c/n: 2001, 3001, 3002) also imported from
Bell. Fuji's parent company Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
Produced 1962 - 2012

(Fuji-Bell)
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Utsunomiya City, Japan

Model 204B (UH-1B Hiyodori)
1962, military version. 1 204B (c/n:
2001) converted for JGSDF as
s/n: 41501 / c/n: CH01.
(JGSDF) 41502 / 41404 CH03 / CH05    
(JGSDF) 41505 / 41590 MH06 / MH91 89  
Model 204B / B-2
1962, civil version. 21 as
B-2 with uprated engine.
civil reg. CH02    
civil reg. CH10 / CH41    
civil reg. CH45 / CH59 48  
Model 205A-1 (UH-1H)
1973, military version.
(JGSDF) 41601 / 41733 1H01 / 1H133 133  
Model 205B-2 (UH-1J)
1993, military version, Model 212 features
based on the Bell Huey II upgrade.
(JGSDF) 41801 / 41930 1J01 / 1J130 130  
Model 205B
Civil version of UH-1J.
civil reg. 01, 02 2 Total: 00402

Foreign built - Taiwan:
UH-1H
Taiwanese army version of UH-1H, c/n "x" denotes
multiple sequence numbers from "0" up to "9". Bell
c/n: 18001 / 18118. 7 (s/n: 419 / 425) additional
UH-1H rebuilt with c/n: 69-2119 / 69-2125, from
previous order.
Produced 1970 - 1976

Aero Industry Development Center (AIDC),
Taichung, Taiwan

(ROCA) 301 / 418 6x-2001 / 6x-2118 118 Total: 00118

Foreign built - West Germany:
UH-1D
Military German built version of the UH-1D but
with H engine. 6 UH-1D also imported from US.
Produced 1967 - 1981

Dornier GmbH, Munchen, West Germany

(West Germany) 70+01, 70+02 8001, 8002    
(West Germany) 70+21 / 70+36 8051 / 8066    
(West Germany) 70+41 / 70+59 8101 / 8119    
(West Germany) 70+65 / 71+76 8125 / 8236    
(West Germany) 71+81 / 73+84 8301 / 8504 353 Total: 00353
57 (c/n: 8003 / 8050, 8120 / 8124,
8237 / 8240), not built.

 

Grand Total: 02310

UH-1 CONVERSIONS

Military Conversions

US Army

QH-1 1+ UH-1 variants, drone conversions by Kaman Aerospace Corp.
TH-1A 14 UH-1A, 1972, trainers with dual controls / blind flying instruments.
XH-1A 1 UH-1A(58-2083), 1960, conversion for armament tests.
GUH-1B 2 UH-1B, ground instructional conversions.
NUH-1B 2 UH-1B, 1972, Vietnam conversions with TOW missile system.
GUH-1D 1+ UH-1D, ground instructional conversions.
HH-1D 30 UH-1D, 1970, on-base rescue conversions, fire equipment fitted.
GUH-1E 1 UH-1E(154778), ground instructional conversion, new army s/n: 84-0474.
UH-1G 1+ UH-1D/H, unofficial gunship conversions for operations in Cambodia.
EH-1H 10 UH-1H, 1976, "Quick Fix IA" EW conversions, modified exhaust outlet.
(JEH-1H) 1 EH-1H, temporary conversion for tests.
TH-1H 1+ UH-1H, trainer conversions.
GUH-1H 1+ UH-1H, ground instructional conversions.
JUH-1H 1+ UH-1H, 1974, temp SOTAS prototypes and also as aggressor helicopters.
NUH-1H 1 UH-1H, permanent conversion for tests.
YUH-1H 1 YUH-1D(60-6029), 1966, prototype UH-1H with engine upgrade.
UH-1M 1+ UH-1C, 1969, night attack gunship conversions, engine upgrade.
(JUH-1M) 2 UH-1M, temporary conversions for tests.
(QUH-1M) 1+ UH-1M, target drone conversions.
NUH-1M 1 UH-1B(63-8684), conversion for test duties.
EH-1U 1+ UH-1H, electronic warfare conversions.
UH-1V 220 UH-1H, medivac / SAR conversions, upgraded avionics.
EH-1X 10 UH-1H, 1976, "Quick Fix IIA" EW conversions.
Model 533 1 YH-40(56-6723), 1962, various upgrades to test aerodynamic features
with small podded jet engines and drag reducing fairings.

USAF

GUH-1F 2 UH-1F, ground instructional conversions.
GUH-1N 1+ UH-1N, ground instructional conversions.
UH-1P 20 UH-1F, gunship / special operations conversions.

US Navy / USMC

NUH-1E 1 UH-1E, permanent conversion for testing.
HH-1N 52 46 UH-1N / 6 VH-1N, 1971, on-base rescue conversions for USN and USMC.
UH-1Y 14 Model 450, Venom
13 UH-1N / 1 Model 412EP, 2001, re-manufactured airframes, engine /
avionics upgrade, 4-bladed rotor, various improvements. Also known
as the Super Huey. Subsequent production are new-built airframes. 1
UH-1N (BuNo.160830) and 1 Model 412EP (c/n: 36380) not re-serialled.
New s/n:
BuNo.166475, 166476
BuNo.166753 / 166758
BuNo.166768 / 166771

Civil / Foreign Conversions

RH-2 1 UH-1A, Bell "Research Helicopter" designation for company tests.
UH-1HP / Huey II 225+ UH-1H / Model 205A-1, 1998, major upgrades to engine / avionics.
Upgrades by Bell Helicopter Textron for military / civil customers.
Built new in Japan as the Fuji-Bell UH-1J.
Model 205A+ / ++ 1+ Model 205A-1, engine upgrade, 212 rotor.
Model 205A-1A 2 Model 205A-1, armament hard-points and military avionics.
Model 205B 5 Model 205A-1, 1987, 15-seat, engine upgrade, 212 rotor / nose.
Model 208 1 UH-1D, 1965, Bell "Twin Delta" prototype with twin engine upgrade,
later developed into the UH-1N / Model 212 "Twin Huey" series.
Model 210 4 UH-1H, 2004, ex-military helicopters re-manufactured for civil sales,
engine upgrade. New c/n: 21001 / 21004.
Model 212HP 6 Model 212, High Performance upgrade.
Model 412AH 1 Model 412SP (c/n: 33119), 1986, armed demonstrator prototype.
Model 412EP 2 Sentinel
Model 412EP (c/n: 36173, 36204), 1998, temp civil demonstrators
for ASW/ASV military applications.
Model AB.205BG 1 Model AB.205A-1 (s/n: MM80503), 1967, twin RR Gnome engine
upgrade, BG - Bi-Gnome.
Model AB.205TA 1 Model AB.205A-1, 1965, twin Turbomeca Astazous engine upgrade,
TA - Turbomeca Astazous.
XMH 1 Model 204B (c/n: 3001), 1970, Fuji-Bell experimental conversion with
added wings for additional lift. Also designated as the FB.204J.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - UH-1 military helicopters are in, or have been in service both new built and
   second-hand with most air forces worldwide.
 - Many surplus military UH-1 helicopters sold on the civil market.
 - Civil conversions and upgrades include the Alsworth-Bell 205, Eagle Copters
   Eagle Single 212, Global Eagle, Huey 703, Huey 800, Huey PT6C, Southwest
   Florida Aviation-Bell 205, UH-1/T700 Ultra Huey, Western International-Bell
   205 and Williams-Bell 205.
 - Unlicensed version built by Iran as the Panha Shabaviz 2-75.


Turkey operated as many as 163 UH-1H Hueys from 1970 to 2000, in addition
they also had a selection of UH-1B, Bell 204 and Bell 205 civil versions.
Pictured here is a retired UH-1H with US s/n: 69-15724.
Turkish Air Force Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.

BELL AH-1 COBRA

AH-1 SERVICE

Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Corp. of Bell Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas, USA
(In 1960, became Bell Helicopter Co., Textron Corp.)
(In 1976, became Bell Helicopter Textron, Textron Inc.)
Models: Model 209, 249, 309, 449
Designation: H-1 (AH-1)
Names: Cobra; HueyCobra (US Army), KingCobra (Model 309),
SeaCobra (USMC), SuperCobra (AH-1W), Viper (AH-1Z)
First official flight: (Model 209) 07/09/1965
(YAH-1G) 15/10/1966
Factory production period: 1965 - 1998
Primary service period: 1967 - present
Last official flight: Still in service

AH-1 VARIANTS

1965 Model 209 Model 209 Prototype 1 Total: 0001
         
1966 Model 209 YAH-1G 2  
1966 Model 209 AH-1G 1130  
1969 Model 209 AH-1J 277 Total: 1409
         
1971 Model 309 Model 309 Prototype 2 Total: 0002
         
1976 Model 209 AH-1S 615  
1976 Model 209 AH-1T 57  
1985 Model 209 AH-1W 242 Total: 0914

Grand Total: 2326

AH-1 PRODUCTION

Model 209
Single-engined, 2-bladed rotor, 2-seater,
helicopter gunship for US Army with UH-1
tail boom / engine / rotor, redesigned
cabin with retractable skids.
Later upgraded to AH-1G standard.
Produced 1965

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

N209J (civil reg.) 20001 1 Total: 0001

YAH-1G
As Model 209, service test prototypes for
US Army, engine upgrade, fixed skids.
Produced 1966 - 1967

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

66-15246, 67-15247 20002, 20003 2 Total: 0002

AH-1G
As YAH-1G, production version for US Army,
various armament upgrades during production.
38 to USMC in 1969, BuNo. 157204 / 157241,
but s/n's not taken up.
Produced 1966 - 1973

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

66-15248 / 66-15357 20004 / 20113    
67-15450 / 67-15869 20114 / 20533    
68-15000 / 68-15213 20534 / 20747    
68-17020 / 68-17113 20748 / 20841    
69-16410 / 69-16447 20842 / 20879    
70-15936 / 70-16105 20880 / 21049    
71-15090 / 71-15093
- 4 to Spain as Z.14-1 / Z.14-4.
21050 / 21053    
71-20983 / 71-21052 21054 / 21123    
72-21461 / 72-21464
- 4 to Spain as Z.14-5 / Z.14-8.
21124 / 21127 1124  
(Israel) ? 19291 / 19296 6 Total: 1130

AH-1J SeaCobra
As AH-1G, twin-engine (UH-1N) / avionics /
weapons upgrade for USMC. Later export
airframes designated AH-1J(TOW).
Produced 1969 - 1975

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

BuNo.157757 / 157805 26001 / 26049    
BuNo.159210 / 159227 26050 / 26067 67  
(Iran) 3-4401 / 3-4540 26501 / 26640    
(Iran) 3-4541 / 3-4602 29001 / 29062 202  
(South Korea) 29063 / 29070 29063 / 29070 8 Total: 0277

Model 309 KingCobra
As AH-1G, company funded single (N309K) and
twin-engined (N309J) anti-armour prototypes
for US Army and US Navy evaluation.
Produced 1971

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

N309J (civil reg.) 2503    
N309K (civil reg.) 2504 2 Total: 0002

AH-1S
As AH-1G, anti-armour version for US Army,
upgraded in three sub-variants, all with flat
plate squared canopies and derived from the
YAH-1S and AH-1S(MOD) conversions.
Produced 1976 - 1986

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

Production
AH-1S(PROD)
1976, avionics upgrade.
Redesignated as AH-1P in 1987.

76-22567 / 76-22610 24001 / 24044    
76-22692 / 76-22713 24045 / 24066    
77-22729 / 77-22762 24067 / 24100 100  

Enhanced Cobra Armament System AH-1S(ECAS)
1978, "Up-Gun" upgrade, various changes.
Redesignated as AH-1E in 1987.

77-22763 / 77-22810 22101 / 22148    
78-23043 / 78-23092 22149 / 22198 98  
(Israel) ? 21501 / 21506 6  
(Japan) ? 21507, 21508 2  

Modernised AH-1S(MC)
1979, as AH-1P/E, avionics upgrade, extended exhaust.
378 AH-1G also upgraded to this standard in 1982.
All redesignated as AH-1F in 1987.

78-23093 / 78-23125 22199 / 22231    
78-23167 / 78-23174
- 8 to Israel.
21701 / 21708    
79-23187 / 79-23252 22232 / 22297    
79-23390 / 79-23393
- 4 to Israel.
21709 / 21712    
80-23510 / 80-23521 22298 / 22309    
80-23522 / 80-23525
- 4 to Israel.
21713 / 21716    
81-23526 / 81-23540 22310 / 22324    
82-24055 / 82-24064
- 10 to Pakistan as 786-001 / 786-010.
22501 / 22510    
82-24065 / 82-24076 22325 / 22336    
82-24077 / 82-24100
- 24 to Jordan as 1001 / 1012,
1201 / 1212.
22601 / 22624    
83-24065 / 83-24076 ?    
83-24189 / 83-24199 22337 / 22347 211  
(Israel) ? 21717 / 21730 14  
(Pakistan) 786-011 / 786-020 22511 / 22520 10  
(South Korea) 21731 / 21738 21731 / 21738    
(South Korea) 22701 / 22770 22701 / 22770 78  
(Thailand) 9996 / 9999 22801 / 22804 4  

Foreign assembled - Japan:
(Fuji-Bell)
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Utsunomiya City, Japan

(JGSDF) 73401 / 73492 1 / 92 92 Total: 0615

AH-1T SeaCobra
As AH-1J, longer fuselage, ventral fin,
curved canopy, engine / rotor upgrade
for USMC. Most later upgraded to
AH-1W standard with new c/n.
Produced 1976 - 1985

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

BuNo.159228, 159229 26068, 26069    
BuNo.160105 / 160114 26070 / 26079    
BuNo.160742 / 160748 26080 / 26086    
BuNo.160797 / 160826 26087 / 26116    
BuNo.161015 / 161022 26117 / 26124 57 Total: 0057

AH-1W SuperCobra
As AH-1T, engine / avionics upgrade for
USMC, redesigned twin exhaust outlets.
Produced 1985 - 1998

Bell Fort Worth, Texas (BF)

BuNo.162532 / 162575 26201 / 26244    
BuNo.163921 / 163954
- 5 to Turkey as 10600 / 10604.
26246 / 26279    
BuNo.164572 / 164576 26280 / 26284    
BuNo.165577, 164578 26926, 26927    
BuNo.164586 / 164596 26285 / 26295    
BuNo.164913 / 164938
- 26 to Taiwan as 501 / 526.
26701, 26703 / 26727    
BuNo.165037 / 165048
- 5 to Turkey as 10605 / 10609.
26299 / 26310    
BuNo.165049, 165050 26317, 26318    
BuNo.165051 / 165056 26311 / 26316    
BuNo.165097 26298    
BuNo.165271 / 165292 26319 / 26340    
BuNo.165317 / 165333 26341 / 26357    
BuNo.165334 / 165341
- 8 to Taiwan as 527 / 534.
26728 / 26735    
BuNo.165358 / 165369 26358 / 26369    
BuNo.165370 / 165377
- 8 to Taiwan as 535 / 542.
26736 / 26743    
BuNo.165392 / 165396 26370 / 26374    
BuNo.165445 / 165450 ?    
BuNo.165545 / 165565
- 21 to Taiwan as 543 / 563.
? 242 Total: 0242

AH-1RO Dracula - 1999, 96 AH-1W, Romanian built, cancelled.

Grand Total: 2326

AH-1 CONVERSIONS

US Army

GAH-1E 1+ AH-1E, ground instructional conversions.
GAH-1F 1+ AH-1F, ground instructional conversions.
JAH-1F 5 3 AH-1G / 2 AH-1S, temporary conversions for tests.
TAH-1F 41 AH-1S(MC), dual-control trainers.
JAH-1G 1+ AH-1G, 1972, temporary conversions for armament tests.
TH-1G 1+ AH-1G, dual-control trainers.
(TH-1S(MOD)) 15 TH-1G, 1984, dual-control trainers with AH-1S upgrades.
JAH-1P 1+ AH-1P, temporary conversions for tests.
TAH-1P 1+ AH-1P, dual-control trainers.
YAH-1Q 8 AH-1G, 1973, prototype anti-armour conversions with TOW missiles.
(YAH-1S) 1 YAH-1Q(70-16019), 1974, engine / rotor upgrade, TOW system,
flat plate canopy. Fitted with Model 412 4-bladed rotor in 1979.
(Model 249) 1 Cobra 2000
YAH-1S, 1986, upgraded avionics, hands-off hovering system.
AH-1Q 92 AH-1G, 1973, anti-armour conversions based on the YAH-1Q. 290 to
be converted but AH-1S(MOD) developed.
YAH-1R 1 AH-1G(70-15936), 1974, engine / rotor upgrade, without TOW system.
Modified AH-1S(MOD) 290 92 AH-1Q / 198 AH-1G, 1975, upgrade conversions based on the
YAH-1S, curved canopies. Redesignated as just AH-1S in 1987.
Development continued as the production AH-1S.
GAH-1S 1+ AH-1S, ground instructional conversions.
JAH-1S 1 AH-1S, 1985, temporary conversion for tests with NASA.
NAH-1S 1 AH-1S, 1987, permanent conversion for tests with NASA.
TAH-1S 10 AH-1S, trainer conversions for AH-64A Apache helicopters.

USMC

AH-1T+ 1 AH-1T(161022), 1983, prototype with engine upgrade, developed
into the AH-1W variant.
(AH-1-4BW) 1 AH-1T+, 1989, testbed with 4-bladed rotor, advanced avionics, later
developed into the AH-1Z variant.
TAH-1W 1 AH-1W, dual-control trainer.
AH-1Z 31 Model 449, Viper
AH-1W, 2000-present, re-manufactured airframes, engine / avionics
upgrade, 4-bladed rotor, various improvements. 2 (162559, 162568),
not re-serialled. Later assignments to be new builds.
New s/n:
BuNo.166477 / 166479
BuNo.166759 / 166761
BuNo.166772 / 166774
BuNo.167809, 167810
BuNo.168000 / 168003
BuNo.168047 / 168053
BuNo.168398 / 168401
BuNo.168418 / 168420
(NAH-1Z) 1 AH-1Z(166477), permanent conversion for tests.
AH-1A 1 AH-1W(162559), conversion for tests, note the "A" Series Suffix Letter
starting at the top of the alphabet again.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - AH-1 Cobras in military service with Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan,
   Pakistan, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.
 - Some AH-1 Cobras in service with the US Customs Service and NASA.
 - 2 civil conversions as the Firewatch Cobra for the USFS.
 - Unlicensed AH-1J version built by Iran as the Panha 2091.

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