The Huey

Air support has played a major role in all recent wars, especially in Vietnam. The UH-1E Huey was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been produced worldwide. The first combat operation of the UH-1 was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, with approximately 7,000 UH-1 aircraft used for that war. 

Many a man had been carried into battle on a helicopter like this, and many carried out alive, many injured and many fallen. This Huey was built in 1966 and served in Vietnam also, but today is used for private recreation flights. I thought it proper to process it in black and white, due to the era when it served our country saw little color film.
  

Air support has played a major role in all recent wars, especially in Vietnam. The UH-1E Huey was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been produced worldwide. The first combat operation of the UH-1 was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, with approximately 7,000 UH-1 aircraft used for that war.  Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

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