Tag Archives: Huey helicopters

Black Cat

The rearing black cat on the yellow circle on the nose of these Hueys reminds me they were our resupply and courier service in Viet Nam in 1969. This is one of their bases somewhere near Da Nang.

Note the M-60 machinegun tilted downward on the left side of the bird on the right. Nobody went unarmed. Even our Medevacs had door guns. Old times.

The Huey

Never occurred to me at the time (1969-70) that the Army would replace these birds with bigger and faster ones. The Huey, or UH-1B, being small, was harder to hit. But, compared to a Blackhawk, it was pokey slow.