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Wondering if anyone knows anything about the Super B. All I know is that it might be in the restricted catagory, and judging by the name it's a modified UH-1B (like a modified 204 maybe?). I know there are a few operated in the US, but would like to know what sets it apart from the rest. I've already tried wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UH-1_Iroquois and they have everything but this it seems. Any help apprieciated.

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uh1 anything is military and only useable in restricted category, good luck getting hired by anyone. 204b has a t53-11 engine, super204b has a t53-13 engine also known as 204c or 204hp.

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Ok, thanks, so it's just a bigger engine. I guess it's equivelent to the UH-1M huey, which is just a UH-1C model with the t53-13. I thought there would be some radical changes since it's restricted, but I guess not. It's for a school project I'm doing on huey's, and I stumbled across the super B.

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Ok, thanks, so it's just a bigger engine. I guess it's equivelent to the UH-1M huey, which is just a UH-1C model with the t53-13. I thought there would be some radical changes since it's restricted, but I guess not. It's for a school project I'm doing on huey's, and I stumbled across the super B.

 

 

I am thinking that you might be refering to the Bell 214B which looks like a huey, sounds like a huey and I did hear here and there the 214B being called the super B

 

Is it possible that it could be the one you are talking about?

 

There is also the Bell 205B which is basicaly a huey11 only 3 made I believe built on a twin huey airframe and components but with one engine T53-17

 

 

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The Super Huey typically is a reference to any of the "short" UH-1 series, modified with a tail boom plug to increase the length of the tail boom, allowing the installation of the larger diameter UH-1H rotor sytem.

 

The other big lifting Bell was the Bell 211, the HueyTug a forerunner of the Bell 214B. It was a commercial version of the UH-1C with an upgraded transmission, longer main rotor (UH-1H series), larger tailboom, strengthened fuselage and a 2,650 shp T55-L-7 turboshaft engine.

 

Now that is a SUPER Huey! :D

 

The 214B and 204/UH-1 are in no way related other than they have the same heritage, look vaguely similar and share the same derivation from Bell Helicopters. Both are exceptional machines.

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There is a UH-1B (204) model with Cobra blades on it...not sure what eng it has...that would be the "super lifter" in the 204 category....I believe Garlick helicopters built them in the restricted cat,,saw one at HAI years ago...and I believe McDermot runs them in OZ...pos a UH-1F

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There is a UH-1B (204) model with Cobra blades on it...not sure what eng it has...that would be the "super lifter" in the 204 category....I believe Garlick helicopters built them in the restricted cat,,saw one at HAI years ago...and I believe McDermot runs them in OZ...pos a UH-1F

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There is a UH-1B (204) model with Cobra blades on it...not sure what eng it has...that would be the "super lifter" in the 204 category....I believe Garlick helicopters built them in the restricted cat,,saw one at HAI years ago...and I believe McDermot runs them in OZ...pos a UH-1F

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I worked on fires in thompson manitoba in1989...they hired 2 machines from montana...they were 204's with the cobra drive train and rotor...had no stab bar and the swashplate was more like a 206 than a medium...had pilot position on the left side..the company was called bluebird helicopters...they were painted robin egg blue..they were running a -13 engine...had no passenger seats..was listed as experimental..they were used for water bombing and food haulers...I believe they said the top speed was 130 knots.. B)

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