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RESTORING A UH-1E BACK TO ORGINAL SPECS

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cevon mclean
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#1 Posted: 6/22/2010 10:16:48

HEY GUYS,

A NEW GUY HERE, THAT JUST GOT HIS FIRST WAR BIRD. 1965 UH-1E HUEY HELICOPTER. 

ALMOST FINISHED PAINTING IT, COUPLE THINGS LEFT TO DO.  ALMOST COMPLETE. ALMOST EVERYTHING INTACT. COUPLE ODDS AND ENDS MISSING. ACE OF SPADES BIRD!  CHECK YOUR LOG BOOKS TO SEE IF YOU FLEW HER.. ANY INFO WOULD BE GREAT!

ADDING GUN MOUNTS WITH 4-M60C'S. AND 2 m60 DOOR GUNS . ALSO ADDING THE 7 SHOT 2.75 ROCKET PODS.

SHOULD HAVE THOSE PICS NEXT MONTH. MOUNTS ARRIVE END OF THIS MONTH. IM HAVING A BLAST RESTORING HER!

THIS WAS A IN-HOUSE BIRD, THATS WHY I RESTORED HER TO "AS DELIVERED FROM BELL' COLORS.

1965 BELL HELICOPTER "HUEY" UH-1E

 BuNo# 151858 FAA# N121FC C/N 6052

 HISTORY: TOTAL PRODUCTION - 205 ‘E’ MODELS BUILT.

BuNo# 151858

36 KNOWN TO SURVIVE THE WAR.

DELIVERED NEW: JUNE 1965, NEW RIVER MARINE BASE, N.C.

 JUNE 1965 - FEB. 1967 VMO-1 MCAS NEW RIVER, N.C.

FEB. 1967 - MAR. 1968 VMO-5 CAMP PENDLETON CA.

MAR. 1968 - NOV. 1970 VMO-5 became HML-267 CAMP PENDLETON CA.

NOV. 1970 - APRIL. 1971 VMO-6 MCAS FUTEMA, OKINAWA

APRIL. 1971 - APRIL. 1976 HML-267 (assigned as UV-10) CAMP PENDLETON CA.

 APRIL. 1976 - AUG. 1980 DAVIS MONTHAN AFB AZ. (storage) TT-3583 hrs.

AUG. 1980 - JAN. 1983 COMTRAWING PENSACOLA TRAINER (coded "E-189")

AUG. 1983 - STRUCK OFF MILITARY SERVICE TT- 4390 hrs

JAN. 1984 - JULY. 1987 DAVIS MONTHAN AFB AZ.(mothballed)

(Listed as written off and scrapped)

AUG. 1987 - JUNE. 2000 USDA FOREST SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL.

JULY. 2000 - JULY 2009 FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE FL. TT-6200 hrs

 



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Roland Scott
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#2 Posted: 6/25/2010 20:55:01

Hello: My name is Roland Scott and I was a Huey Uh-1E and a Cobra AH1-G pilot and instructer at Camp Pendleton from August 1970 to August 1972. I flew your Huey when I was in HML 267. At that time we were a composit squadron of Hueys and OV-10As. The squadron was a training squadron to transition pilots just out of flight school and get them to Viet Nam as soon as possible. All of the squadron pilots for both aircraft had just returned from Viet Nam and were highly proficient in combat tactics.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call. Sincerely Roland Scott/ rbscott69@aol.com/(562)498-3989   



John Butcher
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#3 Posted: 7/14/2010 13:48:48

Nice Cevon!


     Looks like this bird had been retrofitted/upgraded with the 540 rotor head and blades sometime during

it's life - same system used on the "C" and "M" gunship Hueys, and likely has the L13 engine like the "M".

   Used to be in a unit with Mike model gunships,  funnest Huey variant by far!

      Congrats and have fun!

              John