Bell, HUL-1G (1959)

Bell, HUL-1G Two four-place HUL-1s were transferred from the Navy in 1959 and redesignated HUL-1Gs in Coast Guard service. Both aircraft were assigned standard USCG four-digit serials, 1337 and 1338. In addition to full instrumentation for night flying, both machines featured a 400 pound capacity rescue hoist. Based at CGAS Kodiak they flew ice reconnaissance from the icebreaker NORTHWIND during the 1959 Bering Sea Patrol, and later operated from the cutter STORIS in the Bering Sea for search and rescue and utility duty. One float-equipped aircraft operated from cutters and icebreakers in the Gulf of Alaska during the 1960s. They could also be ski-equipped. The helicopters could be carried in the C-123 greatly increasing their utilization potential. The type was redesignated HH-13Q in 1962 and served the Coast Guard until December of 1967.   Manufacturer: Model: Year: 1959    

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Bell HTL 1/4/5/7 (1947)

Bell HTL 1/4/5/7 A total of eight Bell HTL series helicopters were used by the U.S. Coast Guard for a wide variety of duties. Beginning in May of 1947, the service received a HTL-1 from the Navy which had ordered an initial batch of ten aircraft. The last HTL-1 from the Navy order was transferred to the Coast Guard in June of 1947. This aircraft operated under the Captain Port of New York, to survey the harbor area, usually with floats attached, seeking out smugglers, saboteurs, maritime offenders, and harbor pollution.  A single HTL-4  was transferred from the Navy. Fitted with float gear, the helicopter was used for ice reconnaissance, search and rescue, and also operated from the cutter STORIS off Nome, Alaska during Distant Early Warning (DEW) line operations.. Three HTL-5s were purchased by the Coast Guard and delivered in February of 1952. They were used for scouting passage through ice, and transporting personnel and cargo from ship to shore over [...]

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