UH-1Y Venom Of The US Marines Corps Live Firing On Tanks Carcass
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The Bell UH-1Y Venom (or Super Huey) is a medium twin-engine helicopter built by Bell Helicopter. The UH-1Y is designed to replace the old Bell UH-1N introduced in the Marine Corps in 1970.
Initially the project was to modernize the aircraft already in use, but in 2005 was approved the project for the construction of new equipment.
In 1996 the Marine Corps launched, signing a contract with Bell, the H-1 upgrade program, which included the renovation of 100 UH-1N and 180 AH-1WS. The program initially planned to completely modernize the equipment but starting from the original cell of the aircraft so as to reduce costs. Moreover, in both of the aircraft about 84% of the components are identical.
The review has allowed the upgrade of the radio, avionics, entry doors, weapons and security systems, this has helped to reduce the curb weight. But the maximum speed of about 100 knots, the limited tanks, fuel and ammunition, reduce operational capabilities of the aircraft. However, the biggest improvement is the increase of engine power. With the replacement of the engine and the system of the rotor blades, increased from 2 to 4 and constructed with composite materials, the Huey has accentuated the quality of utilities for which it was designed.
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