Anair80 From Suriname, joined Oct 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2883 times:
What kind of Huey is this and what is the exact reg?
The number on the tail reads: 0 21676 (is this the correct reg?) This plane is now preserved... and i heard that this huey was used in the movie "When we were soldiers" Anyone can confirm this?
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2580 times:
It could be 73-21676, a Bell UH-1H Iroquois. Anytime a serial number begins with an "0" on a US military aircraft, it may indicate that aircraft is at least ten years old. Here's my source for this particular chopper. Regards. http://users.rcn.com/jeremy.k/serialSearch.html
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Anair80 From Suriname, joined Oct 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2453 times:
Yes it is "we were soldiers" with Mel Gibson. Sorry, for the "when"... I have not seen the movie but i heard from several people that this exact Huey was used in it. I have to rent the movie to see if i can find any regs on the tails of the hueys flying....to make sure...
This aircraft is now located/preserved at Midland International Airport, CAF(Commemorative Air Force) veteran memorial.
It is such a beauty. But just did not know how to find and see if the reg on the tail was the exact or how that works.