VH-UHN  Bell 205A/1                                                    (c/n  30081)


                                     VH-UHN (see enlargement of rego below) was one of four Bell 205As imported by Airfast in
                                     1970/71 and either sold or leased to Esso Exploration Inc.    Basically a civilian version of the
                                     UH-1H Iroquois ('Huey' in Viet Nam parlance) the chopper was powered by a 1,400 shp
                                     Lycoming T54-L-13 turboshaft engine.       By the time Greg Banfield took the above shot at
                                     Albion Park in July 1986 the big Bell was operated by National Safety Council of Australia
                                     (a quasi government body) and used on SAR (search and rescue) duties.  Terry Martin's photo
                                     at the foot of the page was taken near Sale when the chopper was returning from a Bass Strait
                                     oil rig, date unknown, but possibly earlier than Greg's above.  .