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Bell AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter

Bell AH-1 Cobra Attack HelicopterBell AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter

The Bell AH-1 Cobra is a two-place, twin-engine helicopter capable of assault operations on land or at sea. It provides rotary-wing close air support (CAS), anti-armor/anti-helicopter, armed escort, armed and visual reconnaissance and coordination in support of the arms (SAC) during the day / night and weather conditions adverse conditions.

The Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter has struck fear into the hearts of the enemies for over 30 years. Armed helicopters came into wide use in Vietnam in the sixties. Limitations of the modified armed utility helicopters used led to specially configured attack helicopters. In contrast, the AH-1F Cobra, with its proven firepower and maneuverability, he fought in every major U.S. military operations from Vietnam. The Cobra continues its service with the U.S. Marines and eight foreign nations

The main missions of the AH-1 Cobra have been the helicopter close air support (CAS), escort of transport helicopters and ground convoys, armed reconnaissance, helicopter air to air attack, the operations against shipping, and coordination and terminal control fixed-wing CAS, artillery, mortar and naval gunfire. He was the only western attack helicopter with a capacity of air to air missiles and tested anti-radar for many years. The rear seat pilot is primarily responsible for maneuvering the aircraft. The front pilot controls the aircraft weapons systems, but also has a full set of aircraft controls.