BELL UH-1H HUEY
Fast deployment helicopter attack with very high turnaround time.
Aerial firefighting asset without parallel
Kishugu uses the UH-1H or “Huey” for fast deployment of helicopter attack teams to wildland fires and for aerial fire attack.
All are upgraded to civilian standards with modifications to enhance strength and safety for the rigors of repetitive lifting.
It makes use of 1,000 litre Bambi Buckets to transport water to the fire line. If the water source is close, the aircraft has a very high turnaround time.
This aircraft is also used for other aerial work like cargo, disaster relief, anti-poaching and more.
Specifications & performance
Length: 57 ft 1 in (17.40 m) with rotors
Width: 8 ft 7 in (2.62 m) (Fuselage)
Height: 14 ft 5 in (4.39 m)
Empty weight: 5,215 lb (2,365 kg)
Gross weight: 9,040 lb (4,100 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 9,500 lb (4,309 kg)
Powerplant: Lycoming T53-L-13 engine of 1,400 shp (1,000 kW)
Main rotor diameter: 48 ft 0 in (14.63 m)
Cruise speed: 125 mph (205 km/h, 109 kn)
Range: 315 mi (510 km, 274 nmi)
Service ceiling: 19,390 ft (5,910 m) dependent on factors such as weight, air temperature, etc
Rate of climb: 1,755 ft/min (8.9 m/s)
Power/mass: 0.15 hp/lb (0.25 kW/kg)