Bell Helicopter Bell 212 / Twin Two-Twelve (UH-1N)

Medium Utility Helicopter

Bell 212 Bundespolizei © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bell 212 / UH-1N is a twin-engined medium utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter Company, today Bell Helicopter Textron. The military main variant is the Bell UH-1N Twin Huey.
The Bell 212 is a stretched twin-engined development of the Bell 205. The Bell 212 is powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T-3 Twin-Pac engine. The Twin-Pac consists of two coupled PT6A-34 turbines driving a common output reduction gearbox. Engine power rating data is for both engines together. The Bell 212 was also license-built in Italy by Agusta (Agusta-Bell AB212).
Crew1 / 2
Passengers13 - 14
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney Canada PT6T-3D Twin-Pac
Engine Power (each)1342 kW1800 shp
Speed230 km/h124 kts
  143 mph
Service Ceiling5.304 m17.400 ft
Range450 km243 NM
280 mi.
Empty Weight2.786 kg6.142 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight5.080 kg11.200 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)2/2
Main Rotor Diameter14,69 m48 ft 2 in
Tail Rotor Diameter2,59 m8 ft 6 in
Rotor Disc Area169,5 m1824 ft
Length (Fuselage)12,92 m42 ft 5 in
Length17,46 m57 ft 3 in
Height4,53 m14 ft 10 in
First FlightApril 1969
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 900
Developed fromBell 205
ICAO CodeB212 UH1
FAA TCDSH4SW
Data for (Version)Bell 212
VariantsBell UH-1N Iroquois, HH-1N, CH-135 Twin Huey, Agusta-Bell AB212

[Photo-ID: 5717] Karsten Palt 2011-07-28
Bell Helicopter 212, Bundespolizei, D-HHPP, c/n 30801, Karsten Palt, 2011Bell Helicopter
212
Bundespolizei
Reg.: D-HHPP
c/n: 30801
 
Fly Out special c/s
[Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel (EDWI / WVN)]
[Photo-ID: 6390] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Bell Helicopter 212, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), H6K-1/19, c/n 31692, Karsten Palt, 2013Bell Helicopter
212
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: H6K-1/19
c/n: 31692
 
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 2754] Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Agusta-Bell AB212-AM, Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), MM81148, c/n 5805, Karsten Palt, 2009Agusta-Bell
AB212-AM
Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare)
Reg.: MM81148
c/n: 5805
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 2755] Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Agusta-Bell AB212-AM, Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), MM81148, c/n 5805, Karsten Palt, 2009Agusta-Bell
AB212-AM
Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare)
Reg.: MM81148
c/n: 5805
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 5926] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Bell Helicopter UH-1N Iroquois, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 159198, c/n 31674, Karsten Palt, 2012Bell Helicopter
UH-1N Iroquois
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 159198
c/n: 31674
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5927] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Bell Helicopter UH-1N Iroquois, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 159198, c/n 31674, Karsten Palt, 2012Bell Helicopter
UH-1N Iroquois
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 159198
c/n: 31674
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]