Two FH-1100s were imported into
Australia. One was VH-UTB and the other was -UTZ.
Above and immediately below are two views by Greg Banfield of the
latter, both at Mascot..
The upper one shows it on skids in April 1969; and the lower on
pontoons, in May of that year.
-UTZ was exported on 15 February 1973 to Fiji to become DQ-FBZ
although was restored
back to its original registration on 7 March 1976. A very nice
shot of it in its Fiji rego is seen
at the bottom of the page taken by David Carter at Mascot in
1975. It was damaged at Hoxton
10 February 1977 and was
struck off the Register on 16 December 1977.
The Hiller Model 1100 was a civilian development of US Army's LOH
(Light Observation Heli-
specification which, in the event, was won by Hughes.
.Hiller, though, rather than write
the project off, decided to go ahead and produce their design
commercially. Production of some
250 machines got under way in in June 1966. Power was
supplied by an Allison 250-C18 turbo-
engine. VH-UTB and -Z were early production models.