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AH-1F Cobra American Attack Helicopter

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"WEG"
"Aircraft"
"Rotary Wing Aircraft"
"Attack Helicopter"
"United States"
"PRO_Bahrain"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Japan"
"PRO_Kenya"
"PRO_Pakistan"
"PRO_Philippines"
"PRO_South Korea (Republic of Korea)"
"PRO_Turkey"
"PRO_United States of America"
"Air"
"Tier3"
notes"The Bell AH-1F Cobra was developed from the Huey transport helicopter, the Cobra was the first purpose-built helicopter gunship to enter military service. It was the mainstay of U.S. Army attack aviation from its combat debut in South Vietnam during 1967 until replaced by the AH-64 Apache in the 1980s and ‘90s. Versions of the Cobra continue to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of many nations. Avionics/sensor/optics: the missile targeting system uses a telescopic sight unit (traverse 110º, elevation – 60º/+30º) with two magnifications/fields of view, a laser augmented tracking capability, TV, and video. Additional missions include: direct air support, escort, target designation, security, reconnaissance, air to air combat, and anti-ship. This aircraft costs approximately $10.7 million, inexpensive compared to other modern attack helicopters; but its performance is similar. Thus many nations consider this aircraft as a good candidate for fielding in attack helicopter squadrons."
dateOfIntroduction1986
countryOfOrigin"United States"
proliferation"Bahrain, CFE Treaty, Japan, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea (Republic of Korea), Turkey, United States of America"
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"Kenya"
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"South Korea (Republic of Korea)"
"Turkey"
"United States of America"
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name"AH1F"
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images
"AH-1F_(A).jpg"
"AH-1F_(B).png"
"Ah-1F_(C).jpg"
sections
name"System"
sections
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Height "
value"4.2"
units"m"
name"Length, Fuselage "
value"13.6"
units"m"
name"Length, rotors turning "
value"16.1"
units"m"
name"Rotor Diameter"
value"13.6"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"4.12"
units"m"
name"Empty Weight"
value"2,993 kg"
name"Max. Takeoff Weight:"
value"4,500 kg"
name"Stub Wing Span"
value"3.15 m"
properties
name"Alternative Designation "
value"AH-1F Cobra; Bell 209"
name"Proliferation"
value"Total: +1,116 At least 10 countries"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Bell Helicopter"
name"Crew "
value"two: one pilot, one co-pilot/gunner (CPG)"
name"In Service"
value"Retired from US Army in 2001, but this helicopter is still used in other parts of the world"
name"Main Blades"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Tail Blades"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Hardpoints"
value"4"
units"ea"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"1 × Lycoming T53-L-703"
name"Engine Type"
value"Turboshaft,"
name"Engine Power"
value"1,800"
units"hp"
name"Ceiling, Hover (in ground effect) "
value"4270.0"
units"m"
name"Ceiling, Hover (out of ground effect) "
value"915.0"
units"m"
name"Ceiling, Service "
value"5703.0"
units"m"
name"Range, Normal Load "
value"590.0"
units"km"
name"Range, with aux fuel "
value"INA"
units"km"
name"Speed , Cruising "
value"270.0"
units"km/h"
name"Speed , Maximum "
value"277"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Maximum "G" Force "
value"+2.5 to -0.5 g"
units"g"
name"Vertical Climb Rate "
value"4.0"
units"m/s"
name"Fuel Capacity"
value"1,150"
units"liters"
name"Standard Payload"
value"1740.0"
units"kg"
name"Rate of Climb"
value"8.2"
units"m/s"
name"Chin Mounted Gun"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"M197 electric cannon"
name"Type"
value"20mm three-barreled electric Gatling-type rotary cannon"
name"In Service"
value"1967-Present"
name"Manufactuer"
value"General Dynamics Armament Systems"
name"Barrels"
value"3-barrel (progressive RH parabolic twist, 9 grooves)"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"Up to 1500 rpm"
name"Maximum Effective Range"
value"INA"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Name"
value"M53"
name"Type"
value"API"
name"Caliber"
value"20"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"20 × 102 mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"1,030 m/s"
name"Basic Load"
value"2,000 ea"
name"Bursting Charge"
value"4.2 g incendiary"
name"Penetration"
value"Penetration 20mm at 25-degree impact and 100 meter range, 6.3mm RHA at 0-degree impact and 1000-m range."
properties
name"Note"
value"Armament consists of the three-barrel M197 20mm automatic gun mounted on the M97A4 armament subsystem"
name"Wing Mounted Weapons"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"Hydra 70"
name"Type"
value"70mm Fin-stabilized unguided rocket"
name"In Service"
value"1980s-Present"
name"Manufacturer"
value"United States of America"
name"Length"
value"1,060 mm"
name"Diameter"
value"70 mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"700 m/s"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"8,000 m"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"10,500 m"
name"Speed"
value"739 m/s"
name"Guidance System"
value"Unguided"
name"Basic Load"
value"7 or 19"
properties
name"Note #1"
value"Hydra 70 2.75 in (70 mm) rockets – 7 rockets mounted in the M260 launcher or 19 rockets in the M261 launcher"
name"Note #2"
value"The AH-1F can also be equipped with TOW Missiles – 4 or 8 missiles mounted in two-missile launchers on each hardpoint"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Fire Control System Type"
value"INA"
name"Fire Control Radar"
value"INA"
name"Digital or Analog Cockpit"
value"Analog"
name"Heads Up Display (HUD)"
value"Yes"
name"Laser Rangefinder"
value"Yes"
name"Data System"
value"M143 Air Data Subsystem (ADS)"
name"ASE"
value"Yes, Allied Signal Engines (ASE)"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Armor Type"
value"carbon fiber side panels and seats, with composite commonly called “chicken plates"
name"Jammer"
value"infrared jammer mounted above the engine exhaust"
name"EW Capable"
value"INA"
name"Engine Exhaust Suppression System"
value"Yes, infrared suppressing engine exhaust system"
name"Note"
value"There is very little written about the protection of the AH-1F"
variants
name"AH-1J"
notes"AH-1 variant with upgraded engines and powertrain for improved performance. This minimally expanded rotor system and overall dimensions of the AH-1J. Most older AH-1J Seacobra and AH-1Ts are still in operation, having been upgraded to the AH-1W standard. "
name"AH-1T"
notes"AH-1T Improved SeaCobra. Improved version with extended tailboom and fuselage and an upgraded transmission and engines."
name"AH-1RO (Romania):"
notes"Four-bladed variant called the “King Cobra” or “Viper”, with better flight performance. It contains an integrated digital tandem cockpit and digital map display. Improved FCS includes helmet-mount sight system. "
name"AH-1Z/AH-1(4B)W"
notes"Four-bladed variant called the “King Cobra” or “Viper”, with better flight performance. It contains an integrated digital tandem cockpit and digital map display. Improved FCS includes helmet-mount sight system. "
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