A Bell Iroquois UH-1H helicopter gunship of 9 Squadron RAAF, serial number A2-773, being rearmed ...

Accession Number P02975.031
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Paule, John Alan
Place made Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Date made c 1969
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Description

A Bell Iroquois UH-1H helicopter gunship of 9 Squadron RAAF, serial number A2-773, being rearmed for another mission. The two unidentified armament fitters, normally stationed there throughout the day, are loading strips of 7.62 mm ammunition for the two M-134 (GAU-2B/A) miniguns on either door-side as two other aircrewmen observe them from outside the aircraft. Every fifth round is an incendiary bullet. This aircraft later returned to Australia for further service.

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