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AH-1 Cobra

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AH-1 HueyCobra
Type Attack Helicopter
Manufacturer Bell
Status Active

The first custom built attack helicopter after an armed UH-1 had shown in Vietnam that seriously armed choppers could be pretty useful. Without these puppies sitting in the Fulda Gap during the 1970's, the 3rd Shock Army would have been in Paris by lunchtime causing crash courses in Russian to be the most popular night course at the Sorbonne.

  • Basic Information
    • Entered Service - 1967
    • Crew - 2
    • Production Total - Est. 1450
  • Dimensions
    • Length - 13.49 m
    • Height - 4.09 m
    • Rotor Length - 13.41 m
    • Maximum Take-Off Weight - 9,998lbs
  • Performance
    • Maximum Speed - 225 km/h
    • Maximum Range - 507 km
    • Service Ceiling - 12,198 ft
  • Armament
    • 8 x Hughes TOW anti-armor missiles.
    • 2 x 2.75in 7/19-Shot HE/Munitions Dispensing Rocket pods.
    • 2 x Machine gun pods.
    • 1 x General Electric nose mounted three barrel 20mm gun.

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