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The Bell H-48 (Bell 204B Huey) was used as "missile site support" helicopter. It featured a T58-GE-3 engine, common to the CH-3B and -3C then in service with the US AIr Force in the same role. On 7 June 1963 the US Air Force named Bell Helicopter the winner of its competition held to select an "off-the-shelf" helicopter for missile site support. Built specifically for the Air Force, the UH-1F was based on the short-bodied model 204 and was a continuation of the UH-1B series initially known as the H-48 in the USAF designation system.

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