- Appears in: Army Wars: Red Tide (?), other Army Wars titles
- Used by: United States Army, United States Marine Corps
- Weapons: Miniguns or machine guns, Rockets
In 1952, when the Korean War was ongoing, the Army identified its requirement for a new helicopter to serve as medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), instrument trainer, and general utility aircraft. The UH-1 Iroquois (known as the HU-1 at the time, until 1962) first flew on October 20th, 1956, and entered service with the U.S. Army in 1959. It first saw combat operations in the Vietnam War with the Army and Marines, with about 7,000 of these aircraft that saw service. In the 1970's, the Army decided that it needed a new utility helicopter in the Huey's place. In 1974, Sikorsky's UH-60 Black Hawk first flew, then entered service with the U.S. Army five years later. Even though the older UH-1 Iroquois is being superseded by the new Black Hawks, it still serves as a MEDEVAC helicopter, and sometimes airborne troop transport, in the U.S. Army. The Marines still have a Huey model in service as its main troop transport helicopter. the UH-1N Twin Huey.
World War III Edit
Army Wars: Red Tide Edit
- Some Huey helicopters will probably have the insignia of the 1st Cavalry Division, which was one of the U.S. Army's cavalry divisions that used them since the Vietnam War.