Bell UH-1D Huey Gunship

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.

UH-1D Huey Gunship

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.