Bell UH-1H Iroquois

The Aircraft On Display

Arrived at the Museum on the 29th of July 2014. Presently on display in the Museum's Vietnam War Heritage display between the South and North Wings.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Huey being delivered to museum

Type / History

Manufacturer Bell Helicopter Textron (USA)
Retired 12th of December 2007


A2-296 was delivered to the RAAF in November 1973 and allocated to the 35 Squadron at Townsville, Queensland. Later it served with 5 Squadron at RAAF Fairbairn Canberra.

Transferred to the Army Aviation Corps in January 1990. Served with 171 Squadron, 1st Aviation Regiment at Oakley Queensland.

Allocated and flown to the Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) at Edinburgh AFB, South Australia in August 2007. Last flight was from Edinburgh to Archerfield, Brisbane on the 12th of December 2007.

It was then Inhibited and placed into storage at Meeandah, Queensland. Allocated to RAAFA's Aviation Heritage Museum at Bull Creek Western Australia in 2012.


General Characteristics

General characteristics

Length: 17.398m / 57ft
Height: 4.39522m / 14ft
Rotor Diameter: 14.6304m / 48ft
Powerplant: Lycoming T53-L-13 engine
Weight: Empty: 2365.52kg / 5,215lbs
Gross: 4100.54kg / 9,040lbs


Maximum speed: 217.215km/h
Cruise Speed: 201.125km/h / 125mph
Range: 506.835km / 315miles