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.
Gun armament ►
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.
A US Army Cobra
The Cobra first saw service in 1968 after tho Army ordered 38 examples. The current helicopters aro much improved.
Slim lines ►
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.