May 10/1992, A42 Factory undertook to restore the repaired helicopter UH-1 No. 790, 796, assigned to Regiment C17 exploitation and use, also the UH-1 aircraft other officials and public Factory worker A42 preservation and maintenance in accordance with the technical process air. Two aircraft were used primarily for filmmakers.
But not sufficient capacity and funding for investment to restore the UH-1 aircraft, but leaders still consider A42 Factory one day be able to use this aircraft, so he sort of aircraft, spare Parts and materials of the UH-1 to preserve, store sealed. Specifically, the air system equipment, materials for process overhaul aircraft UH-1, preserved strictly.
A42 Plant Resources Director Le Van Domestic says that in 1995, the occasion for ceremony on the 20th anniversary liberation of the South, Defense Minister Pham Van Tra had heard plans for plant presentation "recovery helicopter UH-1 ". Mr. Minister then directed the agency assigned to plant functional recovery phase A42 first 12 UH-1 aircraft.
UH-1 aircraft have aged decades, many materials and spare parts have annual out of use and professional qualifications of the brothers in this field are limited, but the leaders and technical staff of the plant shows a very high determination in research, compiling documents and construction process technology overhaul UH-1 aircraft, overhaul all details UH-1 spare parts in accordance with the process.
Plant also sent staff abroad looking to buy materials and parts that do not have. Fortunately, this UH-1 aircraft have been many countries around the world use for the purpose of buying the materials should be easier. Work to restore and preserve UH-1 aircraft have better results
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Hello, this is my first post here. These pictures were taken by a friend of a friend "Bill" during his two tours in 1963-1964 as a Huey pilot and 1967-1968 as a helicopter base commander. (I don't know the proper terms / titles) These were all scanned from slides, I had one day to scan them, no way to blow dust off, ended up spending 10 hours over 2 days sitting on a hardwood floor scanning them. It was not fun and I think they could have turned out better if I was not rushed.
Below are all the photos Bill took on his two tours, these are low quality scans but they go much quicker. These will help clarify when the photos were taken, the filenames are of the format YY_MM indicating the year and month the slide was mounted in its cardboard frame. If you have any questions for Bill let me know, I can also upload details / close-ups from the high or low resolution scans but the high resolution scans will come out much better.
Here is Bill, his callsign was Saber 1 or Saber 2. When I originally made the album I didn't realize he wasn't Saber 6 during his first tour, I understand the significance now too.
Bill, REDDEVIL 6
Saber 6 shot a rocket too close to the ground and flew through the splash
Replacing an engine in the field, there is fighting going on in the background. (See complete album) Bill said it took an hour or an hour and a half to replace the engine in the field. (ARVN solders in left of frame)
Bill said the double rocket pods weighed too much.