AH-1F COBRA

Adopted by Cub Scout Pack 1718

The "Cobra" is a two-bladed, tandem seat (front & back) attack helicopter powered by a single turbine engine. The "Cobra" performs anti-armor, air cavalry and armed reconnaissance roles. It can attack individual targets with its anti-armor and anti-helicopter capabilities. It also provides fire support and security missions. The AH-1F Cobra helicopter on display, originally an AH-1G that was updated an AH-1F, was flown by the Michigan Army National Guard in Grand Ledge, Michigan from 1992 to 2001.

AIRCRAFT STATISTICS
Rotor Diameter: 48"
Length: 58' w/rotors
Height: 14.6'
Weight: 10,000 lbs.
Engine: Lycoming T53-L-703
Power: 1,800 shp
Max Speed @ SL: 175 mph
1st Flight: 1967


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