Helicopter UH-1B 63-08710

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08710
Date: 01/26/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 10885, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08710
Date: 01/29/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0500 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Skid
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE, LDG GEAR
The armor protecting the personnel was effective.
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 10903, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08710
Date: 04/06/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 2 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section causing Spalling.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL, STRUCTURE
Casualties = 01 WIA . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 01008, CASRP, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Casualty Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08710
Date: 04/10/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0500 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 01014, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08710
Date: 06/03/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0300 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 6 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Forward area
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, STRUCTURE, MAIN ROTOR SYS
It is unknown or not reported if the self sealing fuel tank developed a leak.
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 01112, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08710
Date: 06/29/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
for Close Air Support
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 01194, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08710
Date: 07/08/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0700 feet and 070 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 01244, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08710
Date: 08/06/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was an Unknown mission
Unknown this helicopter was Unknown at UNK feet and UNK knots.
Not Reported
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 01597, BELL (Bell Helicopter. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08710
The Army purchased this helicopter 0864
Total flight hours at this point: 00001817
Date: 12/29/66
Unit: 175 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0350 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = YES . .
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 01943, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08710
The Army purchased this helicopter 0864
Total flight hours at this point: 00001867
Date: 01/17/67
Unit: 611 TC CO
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0400 feet and 080 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Engine Compartment causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS, ENGINE
The helicopter made a Forced Landing. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Additional damage caused by friendly forces
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 72101, FM232, ARADM, DYNAL, CRAFX (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. )


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08710
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0864.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.

DATE  FLT HRS    UIC      UNIT          AREA          POST          COUNTRY
6610  54 1642 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6611  87 1729 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6612  88 1817 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6701  50 1867 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6702   0 1867 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6703   0 1867 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6704   0 1867 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6705   0 1867 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM



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