The "Huey", or UH-1 Iroquois is a multipurpose helicopter famed for its service during the Vietnam War era. The UH-1D is a long-bodied version of the Huey, modified to accommodate both the helicopter's crew and an attachment of up to 10 soldiers. The craft could also carry up to half a dozen stretchers in its cabin - which, in the deadly jungle battlescapes of Vietnam, made it indispensable in the evacuation of the wounded.
Bell UH-1D Huey
Designed to meet a US Army requirement for a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) and general utility helicopter, the UH-1 Huey was first flown on October 20, 1956. Nicknamed "Huey" because of its original "HU-1" designation, this aircraft became famous during the Vietnam War, where 7,000 of them served in a variety of roles, from MEDEVAC and search and rescue to troop transport, air assault and ground attack. As a troop transporter, the Huey revolutionized warfare, giving the Army the ability to strategically position troops in various locations that were otherwise difficult to reach in the heavy jungle environment.
U.S. UH-1D Huey - US Army Vietnam 1968.