1965 UH-1E MARINE CORPS HUEY GUNSHIP

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1965 UH-1E MARINE CORPS HUEY GUNSHIP. 205 ORDERED IN 1965. 36 SURVIVED VIETNAM. I BOUGHT IT A FEW YEARS AGO AND ENJOYED RESEARCHING ITS HISTORY AND RESTORING IT BACK TO 1965 AS ISSUED CONDITION FROM BELL HELICOPTER. ITíS AN AWESOME PIECE OF HISTORY, AND IS THE PINNACAL OF MY COLLECTION. NOTHING BEATS A HUEY GUNSHIP PERIOD. THIS SHIP STARTS AND RUNS GREAT! THERE ARE NO RECORDS FOR THIS HELO. THE LAST OWNERS THAT FLEW THIS HELO WERE THE USDA FORESTRY SERVICE. THEY SURPLUSED THIS HELO, TO REPLACE IT WITH ĖH- MODELS. IT IS BEING SOLD WITH NO RECORDS. ALL GUN MOUNTS, AMMO CANS, CHUTES, GUNS, AND 2.75 ROCKET PODS ARE INCLUDED IN THE SALE. ALL GUNS ARE NON-FIRING DUMMYíS. THIS HELICOPTER WAS HANGER KEPT MOST OF ITS LIFE. BEING SOLD AS A STATIC DISPLAY THAT RUNS. THIS MIGHT BE THE ONLY CHANCE YOU WILL HAVE TO BUY A RUNNING & F***** GUNSHIP AT A STATIC DISPLAY PRICE.

I FOUND OUT THE USDA SPENT 50k ON THIS HELO BEFORE SURPLUSING IT. THIS INCLUDED UPDATES AND A ENGINE HOT-END. ALL FLUIDS HAVE BEEN CHANGED. I ALSO HAD 2 AP MECHANICS GO THROUGH THE BIRD AND CHECK EVERYTHING. WHEN THEY WERE DONE, THEY WANTED TO GO FOR A RIDE. THIS BIRD IS JUST AS THE USDA FLEW IT IN 2000. BASICALLY THEY LANDED IT AND WALKED AWAY. EVERYTHING IS ORIGINAL AS THEY FLEW IT.

MANY WELL KNOWN VIETNAM VETS FLEW THIS HUEY OVER THE YEARS. FROM A 2 STAR GENERAL TO A DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS RESIPIENT.. CLYDE CHILDRESS. I MET CLYDE AT A WOUNDED WARRIORS FUND EVENT ON HIS PROPERTY LAST YEAR. HE SHOWED ME WHERE HE HAD FLOWN MY HUEY OVER 100 HOURS IN HIS ORIGINAL LOG BOOKS. (I have a copy) A FILM CREW WAS DOING A DOCUMENTARY ON CLYDE AND JUMPED AT THE CHANCE TO INTERVIEW ME AND FILM CLYDE IN HIS HUEY. CLYDE WAS AWARDED 21 SERVICE AIR MEDALS, AND WAS SHOT DOWN TWICE. IF YOU WERE A MARINE HUEY PILOT, CREW CHIEF, CHECK YOUR RECORDS, BET YOU FLEW THIS BIRD.
 

THE TRAILER IS A 2010 AIR-RIDE VIKEING, CUSTOM MADE FOR MY HUEY. ALSO INCLUDED ARE CUSTOM BLADE HOLDERS. THE TRAILER GOES WITH THE HUEY. IT TOWS LIKE A CHARM. THE HUEY WEIGHS ABOUT 5k AND THE TRAILER 3K. LIGHT LOAD THAT CAN BE HAULED BY A F250 WITH NO PROBLEMS AT ALL.

Location: Annapolis , Md. 20711