UH-1D “Huey” gunship used in Vietnam in the infamous “Search and Destroy” missions. The armament includes 2 Miniguns,( one on each side) door mounted dual M60 machine guns and 2 rocket pods yielding 7 rockets per pod. The Huey gunship was very effective at suppressing the VC during troop transport missions. They would cruise at 150 feet and lay down some serious firepower.
The Minigun has a rate of fire of 4,000 rounds per minute. The door mounted M60 does 550 rounds per minute.
The Bell UH-1D “Huey” was the workhorse of the Vietnam War.
It took a beating and kept flying. Many Huey’s were found with numerous 3-5″ holes in the fuselage from triple A and would still fly.
Agent Orange deployment over Vietnam.