Bell AH-1 HueyCobra (Single)

Bell AH-1 HueyCobra (Single)◄ Rocket strike

For tho destruction ot ‘soft’ targets the AH-1 carrios up to four 70-mm LAU-6Q pods, each containing seven unguided rockets.

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The AH-1 ’$ undernoso turret contains a General Electric M197 throe-barrelled 20-mm cannon which is aimed by the gunner in the front seat.

Bell AH-1 HueyCobra (Single)A US Army Cobra

The Cobra first saw service in 1968 after tho Army ordered 38 examples. The current helicopters aro much improved.

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The AH-1 (centre) was designed to prosent as small a target as possible to enemy ground fire.

FACTS AND FIGURES

> Tho AH-1 wns dosigned with tho rotor system, transmission and tailboom of the provon UH-1D •Huey’.

► Tho US Army Aviation Association voted the AH-1 one of four ‘most valuable weapons’ of the Viotnam War.

► The AH-1 Cobra was first flown In prototype form on 7 September 1965.

>■ HueyCobras are equipped to carry TOW missiles.

> Bell produced more than 1,600 first – goneration, single-engine Cobras.

>■ AH – 1s were ofton armed with two ‘thumper’ 40-mm grenade-launchors.

Bell AH-1 HueyCobra (Single)

 

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