Friday, November 18, 2011

UH-1Y Huey

A UH-1Y Huey helicopter takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). This transport helicopter, assigned to Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Squadron (HX) 21, based in Patuxent River, Md., has already been implemented in the fleet and is expected to replace the older UH-1N. The helicopter features a larger engine and two more blades than the Huey's original two, giving it more carrying capabilities. Wasp is underway conducting test flight operations and was chosen as the platform to evaluate the limits and capabilities of newer and upgraded models of aircraft. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rebekah Adler/Released)

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