Aircraft in Vietnam

The Huey
The Huey
No picture collection of the aircraft of the Vietnam War is complete without the UH-1 "Huey". They were omnipresent and a stalwart of U. S. Army air operations. With a call sign of "Long Knife" (from their incorporation in the Army Air Cavalry), they usually flew in flights of four. They were armed with 7.62 mm door-mounted machine guns. With only a single engine and minimal armor, they were very vulnerable to ground fire, but were a primary means of mounting directed attacks.
Revised: 24 March 1999