UH 1H OUTLAW Platoon

UH-1H "OUTLAW" PLATOON

Introduction

The Outlaw platoon is part of the UH (Utility Helicopter) Company and is available in both US and EU Battalions. 

UH-1H Huey

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed "Huey") is a utility military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-bladed main and tail rotors. The first member of the prolific Huey family, it was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet a 1952 US Army requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter, and first flew in 1956. The UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter produced for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been built since 1960.

The Iroquois was originally designated HU-1, hence the Huey nickname, which has remained in common use, despite the official re designation to UH-1 in 1962. The UH-1 first saw service in combat operations during the Vietnam War, with around 7,000 helicopters deployed. The Bell 204 and 205 are Iroquois versions developed for the civil market.

Developed by BelSimTek and released April 30, 2013. Development was sponsored by Bell Helicopter, and was conducted in partnership with actual UH-1H operators and experts. DCS: UH-1H Huey is the first DCS title to offer multiple player positions, including pilot, co-pilot, and door gunner. Since 2020, it is also the first DCS helicopter to provide full multicrew capability in Multiplayer. Although its systems are easier to master than its Russians counterparts, the flight model is very realistic and the Huey can be tricky to fly. Because of its top cruising speed around 90 to 100kt, it is sometimes difficult to integrate a Huey into a flight of Kamov 50 or Mi-8 usually cruising at 135kts.

Roles

The Huey can be flown as either a lightly armed combat transport or a close air support platform armed with steerable rapid-firing machine guns and unguided rockets. The Huey is capable of transporting troops in game as well as sling operations.