Bell Helicopter Bell 205 (UH-1)

Light Utility Helicopter

Bell 205 UH-1D © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bell 205 is a single-engine light utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter Company, today Bell Helicopter Textron. The military main variants were the Bell UH-1D, UH-1E, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, UH-1P, UH-1V.
The Bell 205 is a stretched development of the Bell 204. The Bell 205 was license-built in Italy by Agusta(Agusta-Bell 205 & 205A-1) and Japan by Fuji Heavy Industries (Fuji-Bell 205A-1). 352 Bell UH-1D have been assembled by Dornier for the German Forces (Bundeswehr).
Crew1 / 2
Passengers8 - 9
Propulsion1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine ModelLycoming T53-L-13
Engine Power1044 kW1400 shp
Speed204 km/h110 kts
  127 mph
Service Ceiling3.840 m12.600 ft
Range556 km300 NM
345 mi.
Empty Weight2.363 kg5.210 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.309 kg9.500 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)2/2
Main Rotor Diameter14,63 m47 ft 12 in
Tail Rotor Diameter2,59 m8 ft 6 in
Rotor Disc Area168,1 m²1809 ft²
Length (Fuselage)12,65 m41 ft 6 in
Length17,62 m57 ft 10 in
Height4,43 m14 ft 6 in
First Flight16.08.1961
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>10000
Developed fromBell 204
ICAO CodeUH1
FAA TCDSH1SW
Data for (Version)Bell 205 UH-1H
VariantsBell 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 210, Agusta-Bell 205, 205A-1, Fuji-Bell 205A-1, Bell UH-1D, UH-1E, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, UH-1P, UH-1V

[Photo-ID: 3603] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, BGS, D-HATE, c/n 8063,© Karsten Palt, 2010Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
BGS
Reg.: D-HATE
c/n: 8063
 
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3604] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, BGS, D-HATE, c/n 8063,© Karsten Palt, 2010Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
BGS
Reg.: D-HATE
c/n: 8063
 
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3226] © Karsten Palt 2010-01-31
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, BGS, D-HATU, c/n 8066,© Karsten Palt, 2010Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
BGS
Reg.: D-HATU
c/n: 8066
 
ex 70+36
Flugwerft Schleißheim [Oberschleißheim (EDNX)]
[Photo-ID: 3227] © Karsten Palt 2010-01-31
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, BGS, D-HATU, c/n 8066,© Karsten Palt, 2010Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
BGS
Reg.: D-HATU
c/n: 8066
 
ex 70+36
Flugwerft Schleißheim [Oberschleißheim (EDNX)]
[Photo-ID: 1465] © Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Bell 205 UH-1D, BGS, D-HBZV, c/n 8351,© Karsten Palt, 2008Bell
205 UH-1D
BGS
Reg.: D-HBZV
c/n: 8351
 
ex Christoph 10
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 7784] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-01
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 70+51, c/n 8111,© Karsten Palt, 2013Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 70+51
c/n: 8111
 
Hubschraubermuseum Bueckeburg [Bueckeburg]
[Photo-ID: 7785] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-01
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 70+51, c/n 8111,© Karsten Palt, 2013Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 70+51
c/n: 8111
 
Hubschraubermuseum Bueckeburg [Bueckeburg]
[Photo-ID: 3605] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 71+42, c/n 8202,© Karsten Palt, 2010Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 71+42
c/n: 8202
 
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3461] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-11
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, German Air Force / Luftwaffe, 71+53, c/n 8213,© Karsten Palt, 2010Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
German Air Force / Luftwaffe
Reg.: 71+53
c/n: 8213
 
SAR
ILA Berlin 2010 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 12084] © Karsten Palt 2015-08-30
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, German Army Aviation / Heer, 71+12, c/n 8172,© Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
German Army Aviation / Heer
Reg.: 71+12
c/n: 8172
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2015 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 5700] © Karsten Palt 2011-09-16
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, German Army Aviation / Heer, 72+64, c/n 8384,© Karsten Palt, 2011Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
German Army Aviation / Heer
Reg.: 72+64
c/n: 8384
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2011 [Leeuwarden (EHLW / LHW)]
[Photo-ID: 4464] © Karsten Palt 2011-01-02
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, German Army Aviation / Heer, 73+01, c/n 8421/8379,© Karsten Palt, 2011Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
German Army Aviation / Heer
Reg.: 73+01
c/n: 8421/8379
 
composite of 73+01 & 72+59
Museum für Luftfahrt und Technik [Wernigerode]
[Photo-ID: 12030] © Karsten Palt 2003-06-21
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1D, German Army Aviation / Heer, 73+20, c/n 8440,© Karsten Palt, 2003Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1D
German Army Aviation / Heer
Reg.: 73+20
c/n: 8440
 
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2003 [Vliegbais Twente (EHTW / ENS)]
[Photo-ID: 78] © Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Bell 205 UH-1D, German Army Aviation / Heer, 73+42, c/n 8462,© Karsten Palt, 2006Bell
205 UH-1D
German Army Aviation / Heer
Reg.: 73+42
c/n: 8462
 
Spottersday - Airday MFG3 2006 [Nordholz - Fliegerhorst (ETMN / NDZ)]
[Photo-ID: 5544] © Karsten Palt 2012-04-27
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1H, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), 264, c/n 917,© Karsten Palt, 2012Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1H
Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Reg.: 264
c/n: 917
 
Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum [Singapore]
[Photo-ID: 10610] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1H, Spanish Air Force, HE.10B-39, c/n 13276,© Karsten Palt, 2014Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1H
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: HE.10B-39
c/n: 13276
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 10611] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1H, Spanish Air Force, HE.10B-52, c/n 13552,© Karsten Palt, 2014Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1H
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: HE.10B-52
c/n: 13552
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 10612] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1H, Spanish Air Force, HE.10B-52, c/n 13552,© Karsten Palt, 2014Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1H
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: HE.10B-52
c/n: 13552
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 7652] © Karsten Palt 2013-08-16
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1H, Turkish Air Force, 69-15724, c/n 12012,© Karsten Palt, 2013Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1H
Turkish Air Force
Reg.: 69-15724
c/n: 12012
 
Turkish Air Force Museum [Yesilkoy, Istanbul]
[Photo-ID: 10064] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1H, US Air Force (USAF), 69-15475, c/n 11763,© Karsten Palt, 2014Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1H
US Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 69-15475
c/n: 11763
 
composite helicopter of US Army 9-15475 and 72-21512
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 10219] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1H, US Army, 65-10126, c/n 5170,© Karsten Palt, 2014Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1H
US Army
Reg.: 65-10126
c/n: 5170
 
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10896] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1H Iroquois, United States Army, 64-13895, c/n 4602,© Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1H Iroquois
United States Army
Reg.: 64-13895
c/n: 4602
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 5515] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Bell Helicopter 205 UH-1P Iroquois, US Air Force (USAF), 64-15476, c/n 7026,© Karsten Palt, 2012Bell Helicopter
205 UH-1P Iroquois
US Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 64-15476
c/n: 7026
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 870] © Karsten Palt 2008-06-20
Bell UH-1H, , G-HUEY, c/n 13560,© Karsten Palt, 2008Bell
UH-1H
Reg.: G-HUEY
c/n: 13560
 
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2008 [Leeuwarden (EHLW / LHW)]
[Photo-ID: 1067] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-11
Bell UH-1H, US Army, 66-16579, c/n 8771,© Karsten Palt, 2008Bell
UH-1H
US Army
Reg.: 66-16579
c/n: 8771
 
The Helicopter Museum [Weston-super-Mare]