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Huey Helicopters

The UH-1 was developed in 1963 for military use and was the “flagship” of the Vietnam War years. Many upgrades were introduced with new models designed to fit the mission capabilities needed. The popular helicopter was powered by a 1300 horsepower turbine with a range of 197 miles at a top speed of 140 mph. Widely recognized by veterans with its iconic “Whop-whop” sound which could be heard five miles away on incoming flights!

The Huey was widely used as a general purpose helicopter to transport supplies, troops and medical evacuations so if your loved one rode on a helicopter it most likely was a Huey.

I was lucky enough to get one of the early LZ Legends Helicopters and gave it to my dad for father's day. He instantly lit up at the present, and recognized the helicopter design from his days with the Army in Vietnam. He really liked the solid design and laser cut "Army" that is cut into the helicopter. My parents are pretty avid gardeners in their retirement, and take their hobby seriously. The LZ Legends helicopter has been given a place of prominence on display in this garden. Truly the highest endorsement they could give. Thanks LZ Legends for making my Veteran Dad's Father's Day a truly happy one.
Kevin P
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