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  1. Thought these images might be of interest if you haven't already seen them (Kirk Sunley, Facebook): Cheers, Robert
  2. @BWDenver Thanks for sharing that pic - any chance you might be able to upload some more Crash Rescue (Huey) photos? I already have a decent selection thanks to Ray, but always on the look out for more ;). Additionally, do you happen to know if these particular aircraft were technically classified as HH-1D? Thanks, Robert
  3. Thanks for all the info guys, and sorry for the late reply. That chart was pretty helpful; even though I agree that definitions seem to differ from unit to unit it's nice to have something like that to reference as a general guide. It appears that the a/c that triggered me to investigate further is classified as either a 'Heavy Hog' or a 'Heavy Frog' (I'd not previously heard of a Heavy Frog, only Heavy Hog). Thanks again for taking the time to reply, much appreciated!
  4. Trying to nail down the differences between the three. Is the following info correct: A Huey gunship with an M-5 was called a "Frog"; one with the XM-3 was called a "Hog"; and one with both was called a "Heavy Hog". Does that mean that in order to classify as a Frog, the only weapons system installed would be the M-5, or are systems other than the XM-3 permissible? Would it be correct to say that any rocket configuration without the M-5 constitutes a Hog and any rocket configuration with the M-5, a Heavy Hog, or is the Hog/Heavy Hog designation dependent on specifically
  5. Spotted this on Facebook the other day, some of the best Left Bank interior photo reference I've come across to date (original post, photo details and credits, linked below):
  6. It's an odd one for sure! In terms of hard to find Huey antenna info, I'd say it's right up there with the rectangular-shaped one used in Antarctica. OFF TOPIC: Other equipment which is irritatingly hard to track down is that of EH-1H/X, JUH-1H SOTAS and Left Bank (Vietnam). As is the case with our Air America antenna, there are a decent number of low/medium-res shots around (depending on the model; lots of SOTAS, virtually none for EH-1X), but very few which show good close-up detail. Plus, and particularly annoying for me personally, is the distinct lack o
  7. Though I originally didn't think it to be the case, I suspect that the wire may well attach to the elevator. That 'tab' is placed right in line with the wire (even the angle matches) and from the photos I have, is only present on the left hand side - quite a coincidence. It's also appears to be located at the axis of the elevator, meaning movement would be minimal. EDIT: Agree with much of what @Cubs2jets says above. Post came in as I was writing.
  8. Not 205As, check the tail rotor. Sliding door windows, tail boom and nose details also eliminate 205A, she's either a D or an H-model. My initial thoughts were D, as I've not seen an H with nose mounted FM antennas before, but then other features point towards H, plus photo comes from Ray, and he says H. As I say, it's an unusual setup (EDIT: the 'dog bowl' on the belly wasn't standard on U.S. Army aircraft either AFAIK, but was fitted to RAAF birds of the period). Sid Nanson thinks he's linked the c/n to the aircraft in the image below (his comments follow).
  9. Would also be interested to know more about this antenna. Here's a photo Ray posted recently on Facebook: Pretty unusual antenna configuration overall, I assume these must have been a special order?
  10. Right, back on the subject of National Guard birds of the '60s and '70s. Since starting this topic I've located the following image on Facebook, which ties up with the NJANG aircraft pictured in the OP: The caption reads: "UH-1H 66-16161 NJARNG with a very non standard take off and on side door sign - NJ sent this aircraft to the DEARNG." I've also come across an IDARNG aircraft with similar text on the door, "IDAHO ARMY GUARD," but naturally no more images or info. Not sure as to the purpose of this removable door sign, or how non-standard it wa
  11. Yup, neither had I until recently. They are from the book "UH-1 Huey In Action" by David Doyle. The two VIP interior images (Continental Army Command) are listed as coming from the National Archives, but I've not been able to find high res versions (or otherwise) online, nor a tail number for that matter. She was based at Fort Monroe, Virginia and the photos were taken in 1971. It's quite frustrating having bits and pieces, but not the whole picture, hence the purpose of this thread in trying to locate good images of both the exterior and interior (plus serial). Obviously that's no
  12. Thanks for the tip, Charlie. Original post updated.
  13. Hi guys, Wondering if anyone here might have some good photo reference of Army Hueys operated in the U.S. during the 1960s and '70s (single-engine, long-body; pre-WSPS, IPS, RWR, NVG etc.). Anything along the lines of the following would be very much appreciated: National Guard (utility config. rather than medevac, some door text/artwork as in attached image preferable) Hi-vis red/white scheme (as used in Alaska) VIP (Continental Army Command, presidential support etc.) Both exterior and cockpit/cabin shots would be great if possible
  14. @Ken Piniak Not as far as I'm aware (in the U.S.). That said, I do have a photo of N313CF in a Coast Guard livery. I've had this image in my reference collection for sometime, but unfortunately don't know anything more. I do have other shots of her, but just this one in the Coast Guard scheme. Funnily enough, I believe I stumbled across this particular aircraft in the UK in 2005, tucked away in a hangar at Redhill Aerodrome (same reg. at least). Wonder if she was painted this way for a movie? Robert
  15. I'd like to see the pics if you have any... (particularly close-up, high quality images). Best I've come across to date is this: Original thread: Cheers, Robert
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