Quartermaster Museum adds "Huey" to exhibit
September 24, 2013
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.