The most famous helicopter in the world is the Bell UH-1 Iroquois, most commonly referred to as the "Huey." The Huey, which first flew in 1956, serves in front-line service in the U.S. military and the militaries of many nations and will continue to do so for many years to come. It earned its fame during the Vietnam War and has been featured in many war movies, including "Apocalypse Now" and "Platoon," as well as in numerous action adventure films.
The Huey has several distinctive characteristics, including its rounded nose, its twin-bladed rotor, and the loud "whomp whomp" sound it makes in flight. It is a particularly noisy helicopter because, when in forward flight, the tip of the advancing rotor blade breaks the speed of sound, creating a small sonic boom. Anyone who has spent a sufficient amount of time working on, around or within the sound of a "Huey" develop a sense when one is coming, long before most people hear the initial distinctive sound which the rotar blades make.
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The prototype Bell Model 204 first flew in 1956 and was the first turbine powered aircraft ordered by the U.S. Army. Initially designated the H-40 following the U.S.A.F. designating system, this aircraft was re-designated the HU-1 when it entered service in 1959. Although officially named "Iroquois", it was better known as the "Huey" based on this designation. In 1962, the U.S. Military changed it's designating system and again changed the designation of the Huey to UH-1. At the same time a lengthened version, the Model 205 was introduced. This went into service as the UH-1D.
This model had its first flight on August 16, 1961, and went on to become the popular "Huey" that saw so much service in the Vietnam War. Capacity was up to 12 fully-equipped troops plus its crew of two. As an aerial ambulance, it could carry four litters and the attendant medical technicians.
In 1968 it was modified with an improved T-53 and new electronics and redesignated as UH-1H. More than 6,000 were built during its lifetime of 30 years.
The specific history of this particular UH-1D, from when it was first purchased by the US Army and assignments thereafter, go HERE> Manufactured by Bell Helicopter Division, Ft Worth TX.
Finally got around to making one for the NLR Marines. Yes it is based on the USMC one. The continent in the center on the globe is a shrunk down version of my map of Equestria with more added (which is based on the official map Hasbro released). The banners are free drawn so the're not perfect.
And here it is. This submersible nuclear powered carrier (designation SSCN) can carry out attacks by both aircraft and sub launched missiles. It can also be used for large special ops. attacks.
On the aircraft side: It carries 10 F-35B's, 10 AV-8 Harriers, and 5 MH-60R Seahawk ASW helicopters. Both planes can better utilize short take offs thanks to the ski jump at the end of the runway. 2 aircraft elevators are located near the conning tower. When conducting carrier operations, the control island and radar tower raise up out of the conning tower. Aircraft operations are possible with both in the down position also.
The Sea Demon uses an Aegis radar system to link both it's offensive and defensive weapons. It has 2 launch methods for missiles. Modified Mk. 41 vertical launchers at the rear are used for launching Tomahawk land attack, and Standard surface to air missiles. The 6 torpedo tubes at the front of the sub can launch Harpoon anti ship and Sea Lance anti submarine missiles in addition to Mk. 48 torpedoes. All of these except for the Standard can be launched while underwater. The sub has a full sonar system and can carry out attacks on ships and other subs.
For defensive armament the Sea Shadow has 4 Phalanx CIWS and 4 of the new Sea Ram sam launchers (which is a set of RIM-116 rolling airframe missiles mounted to a Phalanx radar and mount). Both systems are interconnected for greater accuracy against anti ship missiles. these are retracted into the sub before diving. It also has countermeasures against torpedoes and missiles.
As you can tell this drawing is far different than my rough drawing. That's because as I converted it to a line drawing I saw stuff that needed to be changed and added stuff (I can't believe I left the sub's fins off in the rough drawing ). Some of the missiles are a little too large, but I just wanted them as illustration anyway.