TYPE: MILITARY
MANUFACTURER: BELL
ROTOR DIAMETER: 35 FT. 1 IN.
FUSELAGE LENGTH: 27 FT. 4 IN.
MAXIMUM SPEED: 100 MPH
CRUISE SPEED: 85 MPH

This helicopter introduced the “goldfish bowl” molded canopy and an openwork tail boom. As a MedEvac helicopter, with stretcher pods mounted on the skids, the H-13D became the mainstay of the MASH (mobile army surgical hospital) units during the Korean War. It accomplished 80% of the 25,000 helicopter evacuations in Korea. The H-13D was popularized by the hit television show M*A*S*H.