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Bell TH-13T "Sioux"

Bell TH-13T "Sioux"

Bell TH-13T "Sioux"

Bell TH-13T "Sioux"
S/N 67-17053

Crew:  Two (Instructor and Student Pilot)
Engine:  One Avco Lycoming TVO-435-25A six-cylinder; 270 hp
Rotor Diameter:  37 ft 1 1/2 in
Length:  43 ft 2 1/2 in
Height:  9 ft 3 3/4 in
Weight:  1,564 lbs empty; 2,950 lbs max takeoff
Speed:  105 mph max; 83 mph cruise
Range:  250 miles
Service Ceiling:  17,600 ft
Armament:  None
Cost:  $50,000 (approximate)

This TH-13T, S/N 67-17053, was manufactured by Bell Helicopter Company in Fort Worth, Texas, and delivered to the U.S. Army in August 1968. Following its military career, it was acquired by the Tennessee Valley Authority and operated for several years out of the civilian airport in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. In 1988 it was acquired by the USAF Museum System and assigned to Hill Aerospace Museum for display.