Bell AH-1 Cobra

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The Bell AH-1 Cobra is an American military helicopter. It is an attack helicopter. It is made by Bell Helicopter company. It has one engine. Its first flight was on 7 September 1967. The United States Army don't use the AH-1 any more, and replaced it with the AH-64 Apache. The single-engine AH-1 Cobra is still active in some other countries like Israel and Iran. The United States Marine Corps still use the two-engine Bell AH-1 SuperCobra. The Cobra's weapons are:

Operational History[change | change source]

Bell AH-1G over Vietnam
Israeli Air Force AH-1 Cobra

United States[change | change source]

Iran[change | change source]

Israel[change | change source]

  • The first combat mission of AH-1 Cobra in Israel was on 9 May 1979. From this time on it was used in many operations against the Lebanese anti-Israeli groups. One of its important operations was in 1982 Lebanon war.

Pakistan[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Donald 2004, p. 166.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Bishop 2006.
  3. SurfTheChannel - AH-1 Cobra Crash