The Bell UH-1Y Venom, also known as the 'Super Huey', is a twin-engine medium size utility helicopter used primarily by the United States Marine Corps.
The Y-model Huey has upgraded features like a glass cockpit, further safety modifications and a modern FLIR system. However, an increase in engine power is the biggest improvement. This is due to the replaced engines and the new four-bladed rotor system. The UH-1Y will retain its natural role of utility for which it was designed. The UH-1Y therefore has more power to maneuver and so ground forces commanders riding in the Y-model will have radios, firepower and the range to match the transport helicopters carrying their troops. The UH-1Y is a versatile and effective aircraft with many adaptable features.
- Crew: 1-2 pilots
- Max Capacity: 5-6
- Rotor Size: 14.88 m
- Height: 4.5 m
- Length: 17.78 m
- Max speed: 189 mph - 304 km/h
- Cruising speed: 182 mph - 293 km/h
- Service ceiling: 20,000+ ft - 6,100+ m
- Combat radius: 150 miles - 241 km
- Weaponry: 2 external pods for 70 mm Hydra 70 or APKWS II rockets - 2 mounts for 7.62 mm M240D machine guns, .50 BMG GAU-16/A machine guns, or 7.62 mm GAU-17/A Gatling guns