Bell AH-1 Cobra

Aircraft Background

First flown in 1965 after only 6 months of development, the Cobra is a combat development of the UH -1 Iroquois family. It combines the dynamic parts – engine, transmission, rotor system – of the original Huey with a new streamlined fuselage providing for a gunner in the front and pilot above and behind him and for a wide range of fixed and aimed armament system. First Combat service in Vietnam, June 1967.

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