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Bell AH-1J Cobra - Pensacola, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kb7ywl
N 30° 24.786 W 087° 12.165
16R E 480526 N 3364579
Quick Description: Bell AH-1J Cobra BuNo 159226
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2012 12:47:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMDW94
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 11

Long Description:
The Bell AH-1 Cobra (company designation: Model 209) is a two-bladed, single engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It shares a common engine, transmission and rotor system with the older UH-1 Iroquois. The AH-1 is also referred to as the HueyCobra or Snake.
The AH-1 was the backbone of the US Army's attack helicopter fleet, but has been replaced by the AH-64 Apache in Army service. Upgraded versions continue to fly with the militaries of several other nations. The AH-1 twin engine versions remain in service with United States Marine Corps (USMC) as the service's primary attack helicopter. Surplus AH-1 helicopters have been converted for fighting forest fires. The US Forest Service refers to their program as the Firewatch Cobra. Garlick Helicopters also converts surplus AH-1's for forest firefighting under the name, FireSnake.

Source: Wikipedia
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Bell AH-1J Cobra

Tail Number: (S/N): BuNo 159226

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Located in Veterans Memorial Park at the intersection of Bayfront Pkwy and Romana St, Pensacola, FL

inside / outside: outside

Other Information::
Initially a UH-1M was on display, but it has been replaced with this AH-1J. The placard has not been updated.

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