The Bell Model 212 Twin Two
- Twelve 15 seat military/civil utility helicopterfirst flew
in 1968. Military aircraft are designated UH-1N in the USA
and CH-135 in Canada. Power plant is a PT6T-3 twin turboshaft.
Each engine is capable of producing 900 Hp, but the combined
output is de-rated to 1290 Hp. This twin engine feature
means increased safety in the
event of engine failure and hence the 212 is a popular helicopter
for offshore gas and oil rig support as well as rescue operations.
File sizes 760k. D Baunton
Explorer in 'East Coast Choppin' VA colors. With panel.
File size 317212. T Harris, repainted by Marty Miller