Bell AH-1 Cobra

family of attack helicopters

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 Edit

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

United States Edit

Iran Edit

Israel Edit

  • 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 Edit

References Edit

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