Helicopter UH-1B 63-08712

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08712
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 0150 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, 00886, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08712
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 0400 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 Forward area
Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS
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, 10889, BELL, JSIDR (Bell Helicopter. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08712
Date: 01/29/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was UNK
This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 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)
Systems damaged were: FUEL SYS
The self sealing fuel tank developed a small leak.
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, 10902, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08712
Date: 02/22/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 075 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: DRIVESHAFT, 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, 00920, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08712
Date: 06/04/65
Accident case number: 0C176 Fatality Accident
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 395
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
P CW MILLS CV


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08712
Date: 06/29/65
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 0500 feet and 080 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 Tail Section
Systems damaged were: DRIVESHAFT, MAIN ROTOR SYS
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, 01537, JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08712
The Army purchased this helicopter 0864
Total flight hours at this point: 00001469
Date: 10/14/66
Unit: 175 AHC
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)
Systems damaged were: ENGINE
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, 00704, BRL-5 ()


Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08712
The Army purchased this helicopter 0864
Total flight hours at this point: 00002626
Date: 06/30/68
Unit: 388 TC CO
South Vietnam
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory


The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 63-08712
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  69 1469 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6611  75 1544 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6612  73 1617 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6701 115 1732 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6702  46 1778 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6703 119 1897 WC43AA 175 AVN CO       VIETNAM                     RVN
6704   0 1897 WCLUAA 611 TRANS CO DS  VIETNAM                     RVN
6705   0 1897 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6706   0 1897 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6707   0 1897 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6708   0 1897 W0MUAA ARADMAC          4TH ARMY   NAVAL AIR STA    AVCOM
6709   0 1897 3300   BELL HCPTR       BAILMENT   FT WORTH         AVCOM
6710  52 1949 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN
6711  55 2004 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN
6712  98 2102 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN
6801  95 2197 WCLGAA 765 TRANS BN     VIETNAM                     RVN
6802  96 2293 3251   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6803  11 2304 3251   355 AVN CO       4TH ARMY   FORT SILL        4TH ARMY
6804 166 2470 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6805 119 2589 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN
6806  37 2626 WCLSAA 388 TRANS CO     VIETNAM                     RVN



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