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Bell Helicopter Bell 205 (UH-1)

Bell 205 UH-1D © Karsten Palt
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Bell 205 (UH-1)

Light Utility Helicopter

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.
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)2/22/2
Main Rotor Diameter14,63 m48,0 ft
Tail Rotor Diameter2,59 m8,5 ft
Rotor Disc Area168,1 m²1809 ft²
Length (Fuselage)12,65 m41,5 ft
Length17,62 m57,8 ft
Height4,43 m14,5 ft
First Flight16.08.1961
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>10000
Developed fromBell 204
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
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).

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