The Bell UH-1 Iroquois or more commonly known as a Huey is powered by a single turbo-shaft engine, with two-bladed main and tail rotors
The Huey was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet the United States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter in 1952, and it first flew on 20 October 1956
Ordered into production in March 1960, the UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the United States military with more than 16,000 have been built.
The UH-1's first combat operation was in the service of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. The original designation of HU-1 the copper led to the helicopter's nickname of Huey In September 1962, the designation was changed to UH-1, but "Huey" remained in common use. Approximately 7,000 UH-1 aircraft saw service in Vietnam.
But this story isn't about the machine, it's about the men behind the machine. We were lucky enough to get to ride in this Huey and we had the pleasure to meet Motown, That's him in the white shorts walking to towards the helicopter. Motown had a story to tell and luckily he shared his story with us
The helicopter is flown by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation located in Hampton Georgia. You can find more information here