1963 - 1st Platoon UH-1B "Red 3"
In September 1963 the Scorpions received new UH-1B Hueys and flew these models until 1965. This B model wears early "High Visibility" insignia with the addition of the 118th "Thunderbird" logo on the nose and just forward of the tail boom. The distinctive Scorpion red tail stripe and large yellow aircraft number was also applied on these early models. The flight platoons of the 118th numbered their aircraft "1, 2, 3..." irrespective of the aircraft's serial number.