Museum Huey Project Atoka TN

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Great Project, shes coming along nicely. Can anyone recommend where I can get the rear face exhaust cowling for a 204 model

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Check with AirWest out of Glendale, AZ.
Rumor has it they were parting out one quite a while back.
No idea what’s available, if anything.
 

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Naval History and Heritage Command
For the dates you requested, our records verify that this particular helicopter was assigned for the duration to HML 167. For more information, see the information below (the full history is provided online at the link, http://www.mag29.marines.mil/MAG-29-Units/HMLA-167/About/ )

On 1 April 1968, at Marble Mountain Air Facility, Republic of Vietnam, Marine Light Helicopter Squadron-167 was commissioned. From commissioning date until June of 1971, HML-167 would participate in operations against communist forces in the Republic of Vietnam. Flying UH-1E's for the duration of its tenure in Vietnam, HML-167 achieved distinction with the following awards: Commanding General Third MAF "Outstanding Performance" (1968), Presidential Unit Citation with a Bronze Star, Meritorious Unit Citation with a Bronze Star, National Defense Service Streamer, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with a Palm, and the Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation. Additionally, on 21 June 1969, LtCol. T.F. Miller, the HML-167 Commanding Officer, dropped the first helicopter bomb. This was accomplished using the Helicopter Trap Weapon (HTW). In May 1971, HML-167 was the last operating helicopter squadron in the Republic of Vietnam. On 26 May 1971, the squadron held its official stand down in the Republic of Vietnam, concluding over 60,000 combat flight hours.

On 19 June 1971, HML-167 was transferred to MCAS(H) New River, Jacksonville, NC and became a part of MAG-26, 2d Marine Air Wing. On 15 June 1971, the last two aircraft in the Republic of Vietnam departed and flew aboard USS Dubuque.

In April of 1972, HML-167 received the Marine Corps' first UH-1N and became the primary UH-1N squadron for the Marine Corps. HML-167 acquired the additional responsibilities as training squadron and model manager for the UH-1N. On 16 May 1972, HML-167 was transferred to Marine Aircraft Group 29 at the same Air Station. The squadron performed the first coast to coast UH-1N flight in 1973.
 

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Every little job counts in the big picture. Limited on museum funds, but determined.
Left copilot forward skid tube step was missing. We had the right hand pilot side and a spare right side the was broken into 6 pieces. A local welder was able to reweld the spare back together angling it opposite so we could install it on the missing copilot side.
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Sergeant1983

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The museum Curator and myself were honored to have recently attend the 50th anniversary reunion of HML-167, that is currently HMLA-167. We not only got to talk to the many original Vietnam Vets of the unit, but Vets from its begining through to its current active Marine force. We gathered valuable info on the helicopters original configuration in Vietnam. As well as donations towards the continued restoration. As you can imagine, we had an awesome time. Some unique details was the simple cross hair marked in the pilots windshield that was usefull than the complex sighting system hanging in front of thr copilot. Also the Gooney stamp used to indicate confirmed kills on the doorpost between the pilot door and cargo door opening. Another interesting fact is, like what we did in the Middle East; they also simply revoved the cargo doors.
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More pics of the event. We had the inside gray pylon bulkhead cover for the units Vietnam Vets to sign and another OD green compartment door for all attendees to sign. We set up pics of the Huey, TV17, in Vietnam and laid current pictures on the table. We raffled off a Cobra tail rotor blade to raise restoration funds too.
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A Marine Vet from another unit on Marble Mountain Vietnam, was visiting the Museum and installed the signed panel. He remembered the great Huey gunship support on every CH-46 mission. How cool is that, not only a fellw rotor-head mechanic, but a Marine from the same era.
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Early Marine E's were the same as Army B's, Later ones were the same as Army C's. C's had the fuel filler on the left, like your E.
 
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