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UH1C/M 66-00608 Original NASA FAA Registration

UH1C/M Original Instrument Panel

DATE
FLT HRS
UIC UNIT
AREA
POST
COUNTRY
6610
5
11 WQ6TAA
176AVNCO10AVNGP
3RDARMY
FORT BENNING     3RD ARMY
6611
55
66 WQ6TAA
176AVNCO10AVNGP
3RDARMY
FORT BENNING     3RD ARMY
6612
12
78 WQ6TAA
176AVNCO10AVNGP
3RDARMY
FORT BENNING     3RD ARMY
6701
22
100 WQ6TAA
176AVNCO10AVNGP
3RDARMY
FORT BENNING     3RD ARMY
6702
0
100 WQ6TAA
176AVNCO10AVNGP
3RDARMY
FORT BENNING     3RD ARMY
6703
28
128 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6704
7
135 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6705
34
169 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6706
27
196 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6707
42
238 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6708
88
326 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6709
33
359 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6710
76
435 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6711
86
521 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6712
53
574 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6801
65
639 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6802
33
672 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6803
65
737 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6804
42
779 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6805
89
868 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6806
47
915 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6807
50
965 WC44AA
176 AVN CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6808
0
965 3190
HHD 44 ENG GP
THAILAND
PACIFIC
6809
0
965 W0Y6AA
OS TO CONUS
ITR CONUS
AVCOMITR
6810
0
965 W0MUAA
ARADMAC
4TH ARMY
NAVAL AIR STA  AVCOM
6811
0
965 W0MUAA
ARADMAC
IN MAINT
NAVAL AIR STN  AVCOM
6812
0
965 W0MUAA
ARADMAC
IN MAINT
NAVAL AIR STN  AVCOM
6901
0
965 W0MUAA
ARADMAC
IN TRANSIT
NAVAL AIR STN  AVCOM
6902
4
969 W0MUAA
ARADMAC
IN STORAGE
NAVAL AIR STN    AVCOM
6903
63
1032 WDUXAA
191 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6904
142
1174 WDUXAA
191 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6905
175
1349 WDUXAA
191 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6906
112
1461 WDUXAA
191 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6907
34
1495 WDUXAA
191 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6908
82
1577 WDUXAA
191 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6909
101
1678 WDUXAA
191 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
6910
0
1678 WCLUAA
611 TRANS CO DS
VIETNAM
RVN
6911
0
1678 WCLUAA
611 TRANS CO DS
VIETNAM
RVN
6912
6
1684 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7001
19
1703 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7002
21
1724 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7003
24
1748 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7004
17
1765 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7005
9
1774 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7006
101784 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7007
33
1817 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7008
57
1874 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7009
28
1902 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7010
24
1926 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7011
43
1969 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7012
0
1969 WFJGAA
282 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7101
13
1982 WFJGAA
282 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7102
28
2010 WFJGAA
282 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7103
18
2028 WFJGAA
282 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7104
40
2068 WFJGAA
282 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7105
17
2085 WFJGAA
282 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7106
36
2121 WFJGAA
282 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7107
36
2157 WFJGAA
282 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7108
2
2159 WFJGAA
282 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7109
2
2161 WFJGAA
92 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7110
7
2168 WFJGAA
92 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7111
51
2219 WFJGAA
92 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7112
33
2252 WFJGAA
92 AHC
VIETNAM
RVN
7201
48
2300 WC08AA
135 ASLT HEL CO
VIETNAM
RVN
7202
0
2300 W0Y6AA
OS TO CONUS
ITR CONUS
AVSCOM
7203
0
2300 W0Y6AA
OS TO CONUS
ITR CONUS
AVSCOM
7204
0
2300 W0Y6AA
OS TO CONUS
ITR CONUS
AVSCOM
7205
0
2300 W0Y6AA
OS TO CONUS
ITR CONUS
AVSCOM
7206
0
2300 W0Y6AA
OS TO CONUS
ITR CONUS
AVSCOM
7207
0
2300 W0Y6AA
ARADMAC
IN MAINT
NAVAL AIR STN  AVSCOM
7208
0
2300 W2WJAA
BEL HEL
BAILMENT
FT WORTH AVSCOM
7209
0
2300 W2WJAA
BEL HEL
BAILMENT
FT WORTH AVSCOM
7210
0
2300 W2WJAA
BEL HEL
BAILMENT
FT WORTH AVSCOM
7211
0
2300 W2WJAA
BEL HEL
BAILMENT
FT WORTH AVSCOM
7212
0
2300 W2WJAA
BEL HEL
BAILMENT
FT WORTH  AVSCOM
7301
2
2302 W2WJAA
BEL HEL
BAILMENT
FT WORTH  AVSCOM
7302
0
2302 W2WJAA
ARADMAC
IN MAINT
NAVAL AIR STN AVSCOM
7303
15
2317 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7304
17
2334 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7305
2
2336 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7306
43
2379 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7307
7
2386 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7308
5
2391 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7309
3
2394 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7310
0
2394 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7311
6
2400 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7312
0
2400 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7401
0
2400 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7402
0
2400 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7403
0
2400 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7404
29
2429 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7405
20
2449 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7409
0
2449 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7410
0
2449 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7411
0
2449 W0WR4H
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7412
0
2449 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7501
0
2449 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7502
0
2449 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7503
3
2452 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7504
0
2452 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7505
6
2458 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7506
20
2478 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7507
13
2491 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7508
15
2506 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7509
13
2519 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7510
7
2526 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7511
0
2526 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM
7512
0
2526 W0WRAA
PHILLIPS AAF
1ST ARMY
ABERDEEN PG TECOM


191st AHC

282nd AHC

NASA

282nd AHC

176th AHC

176th AHC

The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1C/M tail number 66-00608. It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority. This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0966. Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1M tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00002168
Date: 10/30/1971 
Accident case number: 711030031 
Unit: 135 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Di An in 
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 2100
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database. 

Crew Members:
AC W1 SMITH EM 
P O3 ARP ED 
CE UNKNOWN 

Accident Summary:

DURING CLIMB OUT, THE PILOT HEARD A LOUD POPPING NOISE COMING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE PILOT DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT SHOWED THAT THE RIGHT ENGINE COWLING AND RIGHT CARGO DOOR WAS MISSING FROM THE AIRCRAFT.\\

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00001461
Date: 06/01/1969 
Unit: 191 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 100 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight. 
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 15202 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000868
Date: 05/15/1968 
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0300 feet and 060 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight. 
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 13602 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000868
Date: 05/12/1968 
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support 
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 1500 feet and 080 knots.
Laos
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight. 
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 13301 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000779
Date: 04/08/1968 
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED 
for Close Air Support 
Unknown this helicopter was Attacking at 0700 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM, 12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: UNK
The helicopter made a Precautionary Landing. Aircraft was capable of one time flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 09902 ()

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000521
Date: 11/01/1967 
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support 
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Forward area
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight. 
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 74002, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000435
Date: 10/27/1967 
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0850 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight. 
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73965, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000435
Date: 10/25/1967 
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support 
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0600 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Forward area
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight. 
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73951, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000435
Date: 10/01/1967 
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED 
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 1000 feet and 085 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Right Side
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE
The flak vests protecting personnel were NOT effective.
Casualties = 01 WIA . . 
The helicopter Continued Flight. 
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73832, JSIDR, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000359
Date: 09/29/1967 
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0850 feet and 090 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (14.5MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Bottom
Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS
The helicopter made an Emergency Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73787, JSIDR, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000326
Date: 08/14/1967 
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0650 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The flak vests protecting personnel were effective.
The helicopter Continued Flight. 
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 73419, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Military History of Helicopter UH-1C/M 66-00608


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000169
Date: 05/15/1967 
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support 
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0800 feet and UNK knots.
Unknown
Helicopter took 5 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Forward area
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, FLT CONTROLS, MAIN ROTOR SYS, STRUCTURE, OIL SYS
The helicopter Continued Flight. 
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 72690, FM232 (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

This is an original picture of 66-00608's Ron Riggle of the 176th AHC with sister ship "605" while in Vietnam.

An original Air Navigation Chart used by military pilots in Vietnam.

 Below is a copy of the original U.S. Army "Award of the Distinguished Service Cross" presented to            Major Charles S. Kettles of  the 176th Aviation Company for his actions in the Republic of Vietnam on  May  15, 1967, involving the rescue of an infantry unit that had come under heavy enemy attack and had    suffered casualties.

 In 2016, Congress upon further review, upgraded Major Kettles award to the nations highest award, the  "Medal of Honor".  

 Helicopter UH-1C/M 66-00608 participated in this combat action as a gunship providing close air support.  The helicopter received 5 hits from enemy fire resulting in systems damage to include the fuel system,      flight controls, main rotor system, structure and the oil system.                                                                                                          







This is an original picture of 66-00608 while serving in Vietnam with the176th AHC "Muskets".

66-00608's Service History and Specification information boards to be exhibited with the static display of the helicopter.

Kevin Vislocky receives 66-00608's dedication plaque from MMAF Director Charlie Yonts (Veteran U.S.Army
Combat  UH1 and OH6 Helicopter Pilot who served in Vietnam)

This is a picture of 66-00608 as acquired. 

A Bell Helicopter UH1M Huey, Serial # 66-00608 was acquired in 2012. This helicopter served a distinguished military combat history with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. The helicopter served as a "gunship" primarliy with the 176th AHC, 282nd AHC, 191st AHC, and the 135th AHC units. This helicopter was equipped with various weapon systems to include two M-134, 7.62 caliber mini-guns, two M-158, 7 shot 2.75" rocket pods, two M60, 7.62 caliber machine guns, and the M-5 system. The M-5 fitted the gunship with a nose turret mounting a M-75 40 millimeter automatic grenade launcher, with a rate of fire of about 220 rounds per minute. This helicopter was manufactured as a "C" model but went through modifications along the way and ended up as an “M” model. The "M" model was an upgrade from a Lycoming T53-L-11 engine with 1,100 shaft horsepower to the Lycoming T53-L-13 engine with 1,400 shaft horsepower. A limited number of "M" models were outfitted with special electronic systems allowing for increased capabilities to fly combat missions at night.

​This helicopter suffered numerous instances of battle inflicted damage while serving in Vietnam.After its military service in Vietnam, it was brought back to the United States. It was subsequently acquired by NASA and used for STS Space Shuttle launch perimeter security and astronaut medevac in Florida from 1986 until approximately 1995. It was then acquired by a helicopter agricultural spray company which heavily cannibalized the helicopter for parts.

A very special thank you is extended to Jim and Adele Crawford of Timberline Air Service for the donation of many parts needed for the proper restoration of 66-00608.  This helicopter will be restored back to its original military configuration while assigned to the 176th Assault Helicopter Company in Vietnam.


66-00608's dedication plaque to be placed on the rear passenger cabin wall.

UH1C/M Huey

Bell Helicopter UH1M Huey Serial # 66-00608 -

66-00608's T53 engine re-installed.

The start of 66-00608's T53 engine re-assembly.

MMAF Director Jim Butler finishes the T53 engine re-assembly.

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The 176th AHC

This is an original picture of 66-00608 while serving with NASA on the STS Space Shuttle program in Florida.

UH-1C/M 66-00608 served in all the below units.

66-00608's instrument panel before and after restoration by MMAF Director Jim Butler.

66-00608 arrives home to Florida.

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00608
The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000868
Date: 05/22/1968 
Unit: 176 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED 
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0200 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 WIA . . 
The helicopter Continued Flight. 
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P3, 14304 ()