COBRA
COBRA

Manufacturer

BELL

Markings:

Arizona Army National Guard, WAATS, 1996

Designation:

AH-1S

Serial Number:

70-15985

BELL AH-1S COBRA

The AH-1 Cobra traces its history to 1965 when Bell Helicopter began development of the design as a private venture. The Cobra is based on the famous UH-1 Huey transport helicopter, and despite the great differences in their appearance they actually have over 80 percent of their parts in common. Production began in 1966 and the Cobra was soon in combat over Vietnam. Modernized versions of the Cobra continue in use in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps as well as with several foreign militaries.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 44 ft
  • Length: 53 ft
  • Height: 13 ft 2 in
  • Weight: 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg) (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 123 knots
  • Service Ceiling: 12,200 ft
  • Range: 274 miles
  • Engines: 1 Lycoming T53-L-13 turbine, 1,800 hp
  • Crew: 2