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BELL UH-1Y Venom

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Name UH-1Y Venom
Manufacturer BELL
Wing Rotary
Position Four-blade main rotor
Tail Four-blade tail rotor
WTC Medium
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position Above cabin
Landing gear Skids
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:


BELL UH-1Y Venom

BELL UH-1Y Venom


The Bell UH-1Y Venom is a twin-engine medium size utility helicopter, part of the United States Marine Corps' H-1 upgrade program. The UH-1Y is currently in low-rate production to replace the USMC's aging fleet of UH-1N Twin Huey light utility helicopters first introduced in the early 1970s. The UH-1Y was to have been re-manufactured from UH-1Ns, but in 2005 it was approved for the aircraft to be built as new.

Technical Data

Wing span 14.88 m48.819 ft <br />
Length 17.78 m58.333 ft <br />
Height 4.5 m14.764 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x General Electric T700-GE-401C turboshaft, 1,546 shp continuous (1,150 kW) each.
Engine model General Electric CT7

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 135 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 83008,300 kg <br />8.3 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL200 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 350350 nm <br />648,200 m <br />648.2 km <br />2,126,640.422 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving UH1Y

None on SKYbrary