WEAPONS SYSTEMS OF THE LONG BODIED UH-1S
It is worth noting that many of the weapons systems described in the short bodied article could be fitted to the long bodied Hueys but rarely were.the D, H and N model had both a forward and rear hard point, which meant pylons such as the M156 universal mounts could be fitted at the front or rear edges of the cabin door.
XM23/M23 – The M23 consisted of a pintle mount at both main cabin doors for an M60D 7.62mm machine gun for self defence on airborne assaults.this was fitted to the UH-1D, H and the later N.
M56 – The M56 has two SUU-13D/A mine dispensers on reinforced M156 universal mounts and was fitted to the UH-1H.
XM59/M59 – A variation of the M23 where the pintle mounts could support either a Browning .50 cal machine gun or an M175 40mm grenade launcher as alternatives to the M60D.
XM93/XM93E1/M93 – Two M134 Miniguns could be fitted on door mounts in UH-1DS, Hs and Ns.the E1 version of the system included an M60 reflex sight for the pilot who could fire the guns remotely when locked forwards. A separate mount and pylon was often fitted along with the door guns to carry a pair of seven tube rocket launchers of varying types.
XM94/M94 – As per the XM93, but one or both of the M134 Miniguns was replaced by an M129 40mm grenade launcher.
The M23 weapons system comprised pintle mounted M60 machine guns at both main cabin doors of the UH-1D, H and N.
The M93 comprised of two M134 Miniguns on door mounts and often a separate mount for a pair of seven tube rocket launchers, as seen here on a Vietnamese Air Force UH-1H.