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Bell AH-1 Cobra

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Intended to provide the U.S. Army with an armed helicopter suitable for close-support/attack roles, the AH-1 featured a narrow, low-profile, tandem-seat fuselage using the already proven rotor, transmission and powerplant of the UH-1 Iroquois or "Huey".

First flown in 1965, production Cobras were in service by 1967 and saw extensive use in Vietnam.

Specifications (AH-1J)




Type: Attack Helicopter
Engine: one 1,800 hp (1342 kW) Pratt & Whitney Canada T400-CP-400 twin-engined turboshaft unit

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