Gear: Bell 206B-3


Bell 206B-3

Bell Helicopter Textron
Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Aircraft
Average Rating:
(13 Votes)

Rough. Tough. Reliable. And, the best value in its class. The Bell 206B-3 is the most popular turbine helicopter of all time. Seats five. Maximum Cruise Speed 115 kn, 213 km/h. 206L-4.

Member Reviews

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    gh6912, Fri, 01 Jun 2007 19:06:52 UTC.
    1st review

    A good helicopter. Last a long time. Dallas Police has had their pair for over 20 years.

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    CNR, Tue, 25 Sep 2007 01:14:49 UTC.

    Sweet they help so much...

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    SAMSONEAGLE, Mon, 15 Oct 2007 18:58:14 UTC.


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    Beef_stew, Tue, 23 Oct 2007 03:19:52 UTC.

    This is what our Sheriff's office has, That FLIR sure does come in handy.

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    TRoar26, Mon, 17 Dec 2007 23:42:11 UTC.

    If our sheriffs office dont have one ofthose I think they need a few.

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    DolphinDreamin3604, Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:16:52 UTC.

    The details already say it all! Rough. Tough. and Reliable!

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    Posse44, Tue, 24 Jun 2008 02:49:44 UTC.

    Use to have one where I work, but upgraded to the 407. was a good old work horse.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:27:39 UTC.

    Very reliable and a workhorse. Also, relatively inexpensive to run when put up against comperable aircraft. Only problem is with the weight limit with all of the necessary police gear attached, especially in hot/humid conditions.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:25:25 UTC.

    It got the job done for the US Army. It got the job done for the Illinois State Police. I still see it getting the job done, 40 years after it began.

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    MajorMike, Tue, 17 Feb 2009 16:14:39 UTC.

    Very reliable aircraft. Easy to fly. Good for general patrol, but more modern helicopters offer a much higher payload and mission flexibility. Would not recommend for any type of rescue work.. just not enough power for safety in that type of mission. Would be fine for 1 pilot, 1 observer and a FLIR unit, but many departments try to load the Bell 206B-3 with too much gear and expect it to be able to do everything...even missions it is not suited for. No matter what your training in this aircraft, would recommend a course at Bell Helicopter...the flight training is top notch as are the instructors.

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  • shadow_officer, Tue, 17 Feb 2009 16:15:54 UTC.

    a very good product..flies well

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    WilliamSWynn, Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:34:30 UTC.

    Bell has been the standard for over 40 years for top LEO ASUs.

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    lanier38345, Sun, 11 Mar 2012 15:53:03 UTC.

    I have seen this Helicopter on tv and tv show of C.h.i,p.s

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