Bell UH-1 A/B/C/E/F Iroquois “HUEY” (model 204)
In 1952 began the career of what would later be the best known helicopter in the world, the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Bell model 204/205), known worldwide as “Huey“. At that time, the US Army issued a requirement for the development of a powerful, reliable, medium-sized helicopter that was easy to maintain, quite the opposite of what most helicopters in service offered at that time. Initially, the helicopter would be used mainly in medical evacuation (medevac), general utility and training missions. About 20 companies applied for the contract, which was finally awarded to Bell Helicopter in February 1955.
UH-1 A/B/C/E/F HUEY (model 204) gallery and more info