• Even without its tail boom and rotor mast, the UH-1H helicopter just squeaked through the doors of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum. The "Huey" will be part of a new aerial delivery exhibit that will open in November.

    Tight Fit

    Even without its tail boom and rotor mast, the UH-1H helicopter just squeaked through the doors of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum. The "Huey" will be part of a new aerial delivery exhibit that will open in November.

  • Members of the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, maneuvered a UH-1H "Huey" helicopter into position for a new museum exhibit Sept. 24.

    Almost in position

    Members of the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, maneuvered a UH-1H "Huey" helicopter into position for a new museum exhibit Sept. 24.

  • After carefully maneuvering a UH-1H "Huey" helicopter through the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, Soldiers place it into its final position Sept. 24. The helicopter will be part of a new aerial delivery exhibit that will open in November.

    Hard work pays off

    After carefully maneuvering a UH-1H "Huey" helicopter through the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, Soldiers place it into its final position Sept. 24. The helicopter will be part of a new aerial delivery exhibit that will open in November.

FORT LEE, Va. - Members of the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, moved a Bell UH-1H Iroquois "Huey" helicopter into the museum Sept. 24. The helicopter will be part of a new exhibit to help tell the story of aerial delivery's sling load mission.

"This item will be used as a prop to tell a vital part of the aerial delivery mission," said Paul Morando, museum director. "We are in the process of renovating the entire aerial delivery gallery and we expect this piece will be a major draw."

The Huey is without a tail boom and rotor, which made it possible for it to fit inside the museum. In August, the Center of Military History delivered the helicopter to Fort Lee from Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md.

The museum staff has been busy re-configuring the old exhibit to make way for new items to include a 6-ton M85 Laundry Unit, which was installed last month. Once complete, the new exhibit will offer visitors an engaging and informative display, according to Morando.

The exhibit is scheduled to open in November.

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