Not sure about before I arrived in '06 but we've got the DC version, fixed rate (3000 rpm), both batteries mounted on the left side to keep the right crew door clear.
If you're from Lewis I've seen your kangaroo-tagged aircraft!
Was over there on a sim trip and a couple of us are friends with one of your company commanders who showed us around and took us along to a few WONSA activities. I have vague memories of enjoying a fantastic golf day.
We've had some of your FEs on exchange to Aus and they've helped immensely with the introduction of the M134D.
"When experienced by a fixed wing pilot for the first time this trait serves to highlight the feelings of inadequacy already being felt in the presence of an Iroquois helicopter pilot" - Bell UH-1H Iroquois Basic Operator's Technique Manual