|Object type||Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm|
Paule, John Alan
|Place made||Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau|
|Date made||c 1969|
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
A Bell Iroquois UH-1H helicopter gunship of 9 Squadron RAAF. It is parked on steel reinforcing ...
A Bell Iroquois UH-1H helicopter gunship of 9 Squadron RAAF. It is parked on steel reinforcing plates laid on an uneven surface. A 7.62 mm M-21 minigun fitted with an ammunition belt is also visible. The unit crest adorns the right door-side. This RAAF squadron had its origins as a naval support flight in the early development of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). That association resumed for a brief period during the Vietnam War when eight RAN Fleet Air Arm pilots were augmented with the squadron from February 1968 to May 1969.