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AH-1 Cobra - Florence, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 34° 48.734 W 087° 37.445
16S E 442921 N 3852398
Quick Description: AH-1 Cobra displayed at the Veterans Memorial Park, Florence, AL.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2013 3:48:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMJAF6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Huey Cobra (or just Cobra) uses the basic transmission, modified "540" rotor system, and power plant of the UH-1C, a streamlined fuselage using many parts in common with the UH-1D tail boom and body, combined with the nose components from the experimental Bell (Model 207) Sioux Scout. The Bell (Model 209) AH-1F was delivered in March 1965 and deployed to Vietnam starting in September 1967 to partly replace the UH-1 Huey in its gun ship capacity. The upgraded AH-1G Cobra featured a computerized stability-augmentation system, and was powered by a single Lycoming T53-L-13B 1400 shp engine.

The AH-1 Cobra is distinguished by its wide-bladed rotor and slim fuselage that give it twice the speed of the UH-1B "Huey" and the ability to loiter over the target area three times as long. Other improvements were the armament system and the tandem seating of the two crew members arranged in a 38 inch width, a much smaller target than the 100 inch wide UH-1 "Huey".

In addition to a 7.62mm machine gun, armament of the AH-1G Cobra, or "Snake", has had numerous options: 2.75 inch (70mm) Folding Fin Aerial Rockets (FFARs) in M158 seven-tube or M200 19-tube rocket launchers, Chin-turret on the M28/M28A1 armament subsystem mounting the M134 7.62mm "Minigun" and the M129 40mm grenade launcher, Single M134 7.62mm "Minigun" in a XM64 (TAT-102) chin-turret, M134 7.62mm "Minigun" in fixed side-mounting M18/M18A1 gun pod, Port side mounted M195 20mm automatic gun on the M35 armament subsystem, M118 smoke grenade dispenser, TOW and Hellfire anti-armor missiles, Sidewinder anti-aircraft missiles, Sidearm anti-radar missiles, Hydra 70 rockets.
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): AH-1 Cobra

Tail Number: (S/N): 0-15803

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Veterans Memorial Park, Florence, AL

inside / outside: outside

Access restrictions:
The Veterans Memorial Park, Florence, AL is accessible 24/7 but daylight hours would probably be best.

Other Information:: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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