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A Tail of Two Chairs

Tail of two chairs

A tale of two chairs - both mid 60's and both from helicopters. Both arrived this week and work is under way. So first is for an unknown chair that was bought at an Auction as a Huey gunners chair. We identified it as Westland Wasp and when it arrived we had an aircraft identity on it of XT617. The cushions are now at an upholsterer and the chair is at a blacksmiths having legs made.

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A second helicopter chair that was purchased from upstate New York and is definitely a Huey chair. This was purchased form a junk shop in Washington DC in 1972 and stored for 30 years. The back has a part number for model 204 Bell UH-1. There is also a faint aircraft identification code 64-14132. With help from the Vietnam Helicopters Assoc we have the full history of this aircraft - Built as a model C and then upgraded with a more powerful engine and recoded as an M - it was a gunship that saw service in Vietnam from 1968 to 1971 with several AWC and AHC. As it has foldable legs we have been greatly helped by friends and have ordered a 2ft square panel of original Huey floor with the fittings that the chair all slot into. It is in transit from Maine to Boston and then to UK.

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