04.01.2009 ChristopherChown and Capt. Rodney Dean spun up the UH-1Y's pair of T100 engines and scanned the monitors as they ran through a series of preflight checklists. The blades smoothly lifted the helicopter's skid off the concrete deck. ...
15.12.2008 ChristopherChown, a Huey pilot leading the H-1 transition team at Pendleton's Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 303, “is you don't hear them coming — but that's a good thing.” But there is much more to the new Huey than its sound ...
Helos offer more power, technology upgrades
By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Sunday Jan 4, 2009 8:37:58 EST
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. At a distance, the new UH-1Y helicopters look similar to those born during the Vietnam era, but the four-blade Huey, which Marines call the Yankee model, is a different bird entirely.
It has greater range, speed and lift than the old UN-1N with less vibration. It carries 2,700 pounds of fuel, nearly double the capacity of the November model,