A daily workhorse with an expansive cabin providing multi-mission flexibility.
The Bell Huey II Modernization Program is the only OEM approved and supported Bell UH-1H performance upgrade available today. The Bell Huey II combines commercial Bell 212 dynamic components with the reliable Honeywell T53-L-703 engine, leading to an increase in hover performance in hot conditions. In addition, the Bell Huey II upgrade increases the max gross weight to 10,500 lbs, while lowering direct operating costs. Along with the Bell Huey II kit installation, Bell Helicopter refurbishes the Bell UH-1H basic airframe to OEM standards, provides a complete rewire, updates the avionics and offers a comprehensive selection of mission specific kits and customization. So whether your mission is troop transport into high altitudes, medical evacuation in hot conditions or transport to and from remote bases, choose the Bell Huey II.
The Bell Huey II was built on a strong history in emergency life-threatening situations. The cabin sliding door and panel door on each side of the fuselage provide unobstructed openings 6.16 ft wide by 4.1 ft high (1.87 m wide by 1.24 m high). Its cabin can carry up to 6 litters. The wire-strike protection system is designed to offer a proven measure of protection against horizontally strung mechanical, electrical and communication wires and cables. When you are the help on the way, the Bell Huey II provides greater capacity enabling faster mission accomplishment.
The Bell Huey II was built for the parapublic mission. With special operational equipment available, the aircraft can be configured to meet your mission needs: command and control, patrol, firefighting and tactical insertion/extraction. The fuselage features multiple structural fittings and hard points, two swing-out jettisonable crew doors and two aft cabin sliding doors with two emergency exit panels on each door. The sliding doors latch open for in-flight operations. Two swing-out doors allow extended access to aft cabin. These features keep the team safe so that they can keep the public safe.
For search and rescue mission, the Bell Huey II provides a stable hover platform with excellent fore and aft center of gravity tolerance and lateral stability. Large 6.16 ft. /1.87 m wide door openings enable easy cabin access and room to maneuver for hoist operations. Single-engine fuel efficiency allows for greater search time and range. Optional auxiliary fuel tanks increase the standard search range capability. When you need to search, look no further than the Bell Huey II.
Look no further than the Bell Huey II for troop transport needs. With aft cabin seating for 11 passengers or 14 in high density seating, the Bell Huey II works as diligently and reliably as the troops do. This medium lift helicopter has a large flat, reconfigurable floor area for multi-mission cargo needs. Multiple structural fittings and hard points allow for flexibility in seating arrangements and attachment of equipment to meet transport and cargo operations. The Bell Huey II has the space and the lifting capacity to get the job done.
Designed and built with safety in mind, the Bell Huey II is equipped with a variety of safety features including: proven reliable engines, transmission with chip detection and debris collection, superb autorotation, rollover bulkheads, new rupture-resistant fuel cells, wire-strike protection and jettisonable crew doors.
Honeywell T53-L-703 engine upgrade package increases shaft horsepower from 1400 shp/1,044 kW to 1800 shp/1,342 kW. This OEM-certified upgrade extends the TBO from 2400 hrs to 5000 hrs, providing significant maintenance cost savings.
|SPEEDS at max gross wt|
|VNE||111 kts||206 km/h|
|Max Cruise||106 kts||196 km/h|
|Range at VLRC*||246 nm||455 km|
|Max Endurance*||2.6 hrs|
|Standard Seating||1 + 12|
|Aux Fuel (Optional)||150 US gal||568 liters|
|Cabin Volume||220 ft³||6.2 m³|
|Maximum Seating||1 + 14|
|Standard Fuel||211 US gal||799 liters|
|Empty Weight (Standard Configuration)||5,627 lbs||2,552 kg|
|Useful Load, (Internal, Standard Configuration)||4,873 lbs||2,210 kg|
|Max Gross Weight (Internal)||10,500 lbs||4,763 kg|
|Max Gross Weight (External)||11,200 lbs||5,080 kg|
|Cargo Hook Capacity||5,000 lbs||2,268 kg|
|*Max GW, ISA, Std fuel – no reserves at sea level|