Army Preliminary Evaluation of the Prototype BHC Model 211 (Hueytug)
Final rept. Sep 1968-Mar 1969
ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA
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In 1966 the Bell Helicopter Company BHC commenced the development of an artillery-prime mover version of the UH-1 helicopter. Concurrently, BHC also began developing the dynamic components for a 2000 shaft horsepower shp drive system. In early 1968, a converted model UH-1C with increased horsepower, larger rotor blades and additional modifications was first flown and introduced as the BHC Model 211 Hueytug. The prototype Hueytug was designed to transport sling loads weighing up to 6000 pounds at a design take-off gross weight of 14, 000 pounds. The Hueytug is also designed for battlefield recovery of downed aircraft, command and control, medical evacuation and resupply missions. The US Army Aviation Systems Test Activity was directed by the US Army Aviation Systems Command to perform an Army Preliminary Evaluation APE on the prototype BHC model 211 Hueytug.