Two historic Army helicopters arrived on-site at the future National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia Jan. 31. An UH-1B Iroquois, known familiarly as the "Huey," and an R-4B "Sikorsky" helicopter, will be featured in the future museum. The Huey, a Vietnam-era chopper, survived combat missions in Vietnam for eight years prior to its installation in the museum, according to a release. The Sikorsky modeled to be installed in the museum features the markings of an R-4B flown in April 1944 in "the China-India-Burma theater" for the first-ever helicopter combat rescue mission. The R-4B was the first helicopter in the world to be mass-produced, according to the release. The 185,000-square foot museum is set to open to the public in 2020. The Army is the only military service currently without a national museum.
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