Bell Helicopter Bell 204 (UH-1)

Light Utility Helicopter

Bell 204 UH-1B Iroquois United States Army 62-12537 688 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bell 204 is a single-engine light utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Aircraft Corporation, later Bell Helicopter Company, today Bell Helicopter Textron. The military main variants were the Bell UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1C.
The Bell 204 was license-built in Italy by Agusta(Agusta-Bell AB 204) and Japan by Fuji Heavy Industries (Fuji-Bell 204B-2).
Crew1 / 2
Passengers8 - 9
Propulsion1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine ModelLycoming T53-L-13B
Engine Power1044 kW1400 shp
Speed204 km/h110 kts
  127 mph
Service Ceiling5.750 m18.865 ft
Range370 km200 NM
230 mi.
Empty Weight2.177 kg4.800 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.856 kg8.501 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)2/2
Main Rotor Diameter14,63 m47 ft 12 in
Tail Rotor Diameter1,78 m5 ft 10 in
Rotor Disc Area168,1 m²1809 ft²
Length (Fuselage)12,31 m40 ft 5 in
Length16,15 m52 ft 12 in
Height3,77 m12 ft 4 in
First Flight22.10.1956
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1961-1973
Total Productionca. 2900
ICAO CodeUH1
Data for (Version)Bell 204B-2
VariantsBell 204B, Agusta-Bell AB 204, Fuji-Bell 204B-2, Bell UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1C

[Photo-ID: 7915] © Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1A Iroquois, US Army, 59-1621, c/n 80,© Karsten Palt, 2014Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1A Iroquois
US Army
Reg.: 59-1621
c/n: 80
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 7916] © Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1A Iroquois, US Army, 59-1621, c/n 80,© Karsten Palt, 2014Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1A Iroquois
US Army
Reg.: 59-1621
c/n: 80
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 3091] © Hartmut Ehlers 2010-01-14
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1B, Paraguay Air Force - Fuerza Aérea Paraguaya (FAP), PR-H-005, c/n 426,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2010Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1B
Paraguay Air Force - Fuerza Aérea Paraguaya (FAP)
Reg.: PR-H-005
c/n: 426
 
One of many a/c diplayed along road from main gate of base to FAP HQ.
[Nu Guazu (Campo Grande), Asunción]
[Photo-ID: 5602] © Karsten Palt 2012-04-29
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1B Iroquois, Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF), 12-542, c/n 693,© Karsten Palt, 2012Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1B Iroquois
Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF)
Reg.: 12-542
c/n: 693
 
The War Memorial of Korea [Seoul]
[Photo-ID: 5543] © Karsten Palt 2012-04-27
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1B Iroquois, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), 258, c/n 251,© Karsten Palt, 2012Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1B Iroquois
Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Reg.: 258
c/n: 251
 
Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum [Singapore]
[Photo-ID: 11251] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1B Iroquois, United States Army, 62-12537, c/n 688,© Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1B Iroquois
United States Army
Reg.: 62-12537
c/n: 688
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 12349] © Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1B Iroquois, United States Army, 63-08541, c/n 763,© Karsten Palt, 2016Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1B Iroquois
United States Army
Reg.: 63-08541
c/n: 763
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 12350] © Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1B Iroquois, United States Army, 63-08541, c/n 763,© Karsten Palt, 2016Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1B Iroquois
United States Army
Reg.: 63-08541
c/n: 763
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 6236] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1B Iroquois, US Navy (USN), 60-3614, c/n 260,© Karsten Palt, 2012Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1B Iroquois
US Navy (USN)
Reg.: 60-3614
c/n: 260
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11252] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1F Iroquois, United States Air Force (USAF), 63-13143, c/n 7003,© Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1F Iroquois
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 63-13143
c/n: 7003
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10894] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1MA Iroquois, United States Army, 65-09430, c/n 1330,© Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1MA Iroquois
United States Army
Reg.: 65-09430
c/n: 1330
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10895] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Bell Helicopter 204 UH-1MA Iroquois, United States Army, 65-09430, c/n 1330,© Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
204 UH-1MA Iroquois
United States Army
Reg.: 65-09430
c/n: 1330
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 12174] © Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Agusta-Bell AB204B, Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), MM80357, c/n 3085,© Karsten Palt, 2016Agusta-Bell
AB204B
Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare)
Reg.: MM80357
c/n: 3085
 
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 2461] © Karsten Palt 2009-06-25
Agusta-Bell AB204B / (I)UH-1, Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD), 225, c/n 3023,© Karsten Palt, 2009Agusta-Bell
AB204B / (I)UH-1
Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD)
Reg.: 225
c/n: 3023
 
Militaire Luchtvaart Museum [Soesterberg]