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PURPOSE

No single aircraft provides a better blend of all six Marine Aviation functions than the Marine UH-1. A case study in Offensive Air Support, Assault Support, Command and Control, and Aerial Reconnaissance, the Marine utility helicopter of choice is truly a microcosm of Marine Aviation. With low-flying AH-1s aimed in on the hostile street ahead and hovering UH-1s covering adjacent rooftops, combat Marines can engage under the watchful eye of close air support.

FEATURES

When outfitted with door-mounted .50 caliber and 7.62 machine guns and teamed alongside AH-1s, Marine UH-1s arm MAGTF commanders with unprecedented response, situational awareness and a 360-degree field of fire support for advancing ground forces. Currently, all Marine UH-1N Hueys are being replaced with four-bladed UH-1Y Venoms featuring upgraded glass cockpit avionics, a new satellite data link network, a 125% boost in payload and 50% increase in range and speed. Now, with the power to keep up with the larger helicopters they escort, utility helicopters will continue to support Marines for decades to come.

ROLES

Just a few of the enlisted roles include:

  • Helicopter Crew Chief, UH-1
  • Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, UH/AH-1
  • Helicopter Mechanic, UH/AH-1

View a list of roles in the Marine Corps.

 

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UH-1Y Venom

A case study in Offensive Air Support, Assault Support, Command and Control and Aerial Reconnaissance, the UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter of choice is truly a microcosm of Marine Aviation.