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73+39 Dornier-Bell UH-1D c/n 8459 - German Army HFR10 - Berlin-Schönenfeld Airport in Germany - 26 May 1994 German Army helicopters

The Bell 205 is a 15-seat medium lift utility helicopter powered by a single Lycoming turboshaft engine. The single, two-blade rotor gives the helicopter a distinctive whomp-whomp sound that could be heard miles away. The Bell 205 was developed out of the Bell Model 204, or UH-1B. The Model 205, or UH-1D divers primarily from the model 204 in having a longer cabin capable of accommodating twelve troops or six casualty stretchers. The prototype of the Model 205 flew first on 16 August 1961. Series production of the UH-1D commenced during 1963. Due to the Vietnam War the Bell UH-1 series Iroquois was mass-produced for the U.S. Army. The Bell UH-1D Iroquois, better known as the "Huey", began arriving in Vietnam in 1967. Ultimately more than 600 UH-1Ds were transferred to South Vietnam. More than 12,000 Model 205s were built by Bell and its licensees up to the early 1980s of which 344 UH-1Ds were built under license by Dornier in Germany.

The 1970-built Dornier-Bell UH-1D Iroquois s/n 8459 is one of the 334 airframes of the helicopter built at Oberpfaffenhofen in 1968-1971. The Huey was delivered as 73+39 to the Heeresfliegerregiment (HFlgRgt, Army Aviation Corps Regiment) 20 at Neuhausen-ob-Eck. Following the German reunification on 3 October 1990, the Federal West German Army was partially integrated into the Federal German Army; Dornier-Bell UH-1D 73+39 remained in service with HFlgRgt 10 now based at Fliegerhorst Fassberg. In 1990, UH-1D 73+39 was painted all white for operations in cooperation with the UN. In 1994, UH-1D 73+39 returned at Fliegerhorst Fassberg. From 2008, until the helicopter was withdrawn from service, UH-1D 73+39 was operated by ThRgt 10 (das mittleren Transporthubschrauberregiments 10) at Fassberg. In October 2020, Dornier-Bell UH-1D Iroquois 73+39 was seen on a trailer to ??.
On 26 May 1994, Luftwaffe' Dornier-Bell UH-1D Iroquois '73+39' was seen in all white (UN) colors at Flughafen Berlin-Schönenfeld (SXF) in Germany.

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