Great Lakes Helicopter



Bell AH-1S

Engine: 1,800 SHP T53-L-703 Lycoming

Empty weight: 5,800 #

Gross weight: 9,500 #

Lift: 2,880 #

Price: $500,000.00 to $1,500.000.00


Hourly operating cost: $350.00 est.


Category: none


NOTES: The gross weight is the same as the UH-1 but the empty weight is a thousand pounds more.

Some of the armament protection panels are part of the structure. Replacing them will require sophisticated fabrication.


The rotor system is designed for high speed maneuvering and not for lifting therefore it has possibilities for crop dusting.