The World's Best Pickup Truck
A mainstay of air transportation, the Huey provided the soundtrack to the Vietnam War.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- AirSpaceMag.com, August 25, 2011
Lt. Col. S.F. Watson (U.S. Army) Collection/NASM.
Iller was proficient in the -A, -B, -C, -D, and -H models of the Bell UH-1. Did he have a preference? "Well, the -B was the workhorse for us the whole time," he says. "But I liked flying the C-model because I was able to shoot back." The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association estimates that of the 696 UH-1Cs that served in Vietnam, 415 were destroyed, and 325 crew members were killed.