12 ft. 10 in.
Bell 214B - water bombing
The Bell 214B, called BigLifter, is the civil aviation version of the helicopter. It is visibly similar to the model A except
for the addition of a window and door. In addition, the helicopter's avionics and rotor hub are different. Bell 214B helicopters
equipped with a 720 gallon belly tank are used as water bombers.
Bell 214B - S-S-M Technik
The S-S-M Technik Bell 214B fiberglass fuselage kit is 67" long, 20" high,
and 14" wide. It can be powered by a benzin or turbine engine turning a 71" rotor.
Bell 214 Model A
The Bell 214 series of helicopters are based on improvements to the original UH-1. Iran influenced the development of the helicopter for use in
that country where it would often need to operate in high heat conditions. The major change from the base model was a much more powerful engine.
The Bell 214 model A set a number of records for its class. It became a mainstay helicopter for the Iranian Army.
The Bell 214 model C was developed for the Iranian Air Force to fly search-and-rescue missions.
A total of 70 Bell 214B and over 340 other Bell 214 helicopters of all types were built before production ended in 1981.