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Airframe

Huey HH-1K Iroquois
1970
N61650
SN 157184

4766 TTSN

Garlick Helicopter STC
Certified in Restricted Category

The Huey HH-1K was the CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue) variant based on Marines UH-1E but with special Navy avionics

Engine(s) / Prop(s)

Lycoming T-53-L-13B    2400 TBO
SN LE-14886B
1316 Hours Remaining until OH

Avionics

Garmin 250XL GPS/ COMM
King KT 76A Transponder

Additional Equipment

n/a

Exterior

Military Green

Interior

Refurblish military interior

Modifications / conversions

Garlink Helicopter STC
Restricted Category

Inspection status

Current

 

 

 

I saw your ad on the HH1k you have for sale. Since I flew in that bird, I am happy to see her still flying.

Just a couple quick notes so any buyers understand the true significance of that aircraft. The HH1k was not used for CSAR. It’s primary mission was light attack (Navy Gunships) and SPECWAR. These birds were assigned to HAL5 and HAL4. They were the last of the true Navy gunships and direct descendants of the famous HAL3 Seawolves, flying the same mission profile. The squadrons actually had members of HAL3 in the units. The crew profile was four, pilot, copilot, crew chief, and aerial gunner.

That bird carried many a SEAL, supported riverine operations, and was let loose on many a target with folding fin rockets, dual Gau2bs, or dual M60s.

The crews transitioned to the Blackhawk and formed HCS5 and HCS4, which continued to fly the SPECWAR mission and added the CSAR role. I was part of that transition from HAL to HCS. Collectively, those crews are the most decorated Navy helicopter crews with more firsts and combat hours then any other Navy helicopter units since Vietnam (just to show that like the rotors, it all goes in circles. HAL3 was the most decorated ever).

Wish I could afford her. Give her a good home. She carried many a friend and frankly, hero.

Regards,

LCDR Bickle USN(RET)
HAL5, HCS5