U.S. Air Force UH-1N Twin Huey


The UH-1N is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support various missions. The UH-1N entered the Air Force inventory in 1970 to provide search and rescue capabilities. The missions expanded to include: airlift of emergency security forces, security and surveillance of off-base nuclear weapons convoys, and distinguished visitor airlift. Other uses include: disaster response operations, search and rescue, medical evacuation, airborne cable inspections, support to aircrew survival school, aerial testing, routine missile site support and transport.


  • When configured for passengers, the UH-1N can seat up to 13 people.
  • The UH-1N is the military version of the Bell 212, one of the numerous variants of the original "Huey" first designed and flown in 1956.
  • Its nickname is derived from the helicopter’s original designation HU-1 (helicopter utility) which, when read phonetically, sounds like ‘Huey’.


Engine: Two Pratt and Whitney T400-CP-400 turboshaft Engines

Diameter of Main/Tail Rotors: 48 feet/ 8 feet, 6 inches
Length: 57 feet, 3 inches
Height: 12 feet, 10 inches
Speed: 149 mph
Range: Over 300 miles

Ceiling:  15,000 feet
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 10,500 pounds

Fuel Capacity: 4,700 pounds fuel

Crew: Pilot, Copilot, Flight Engineer

Unit Cost: $2.5 million

Inventory: 59


Website: https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104464/uh-1n-huey/