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AH-1W Super Cobra American Attack Helicopter

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"Rotary Wing Aircraft"
"Attack Helicopter"
"United States"
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"PRO_Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
"PRO_Turkey"
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notes"The AH-1W, the backbone of the United States Marine Corps. Marines have been flying the AH-1W Super Cobra since 1986. The last AH-1W was delivered in 1998. AH-1Ws are fielded in Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons or HMLAs. Detachments from HMLAs deploy as part of the task-organized Aviation Combat Element of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force, the most common of which is the Marine Expeditionary Unit, or MEU. The Super Cobra was the first attack helicopter to qualify both the Sidewinder air-to-air missile and the Sidearm anti-radiation missile. Both missiles can use the same LAU-7 rail launcher. Sidearm has a range of more than 15km. AIM-9L Sidewinder is an all-aspect, short-range, air-to-air missile produced by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. The missile has a range of 15km. A major upgrade of the Bell Super Cobra known as the H-1 program is underway. The program calls for the re-manufacture of the US Marine Corps fleet of 180 AH-1W Super Cobra and 100 UH-1N utility helicopters to an advanced four-bladed configuration, which will operate beyond 2020."
dateOfIntroduction1986
countryOfOrigin"United States"
proliferation"CFE Treaty, China, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Turkey, United States of America"
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name"AH1W SUPER COBRA"
string"01.02.225.020.002.010.000"
images
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sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"AH-1W SuperCobra"
name"Type"
value"Attack Helicopter"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Bell Helicopter"
name"In Service"
value"1986-Present"
name"Crew"
value"two: pilot, co-pilot/gunner"
name"Cockpit Configuration"
value"Two seats, in tandem (pilot in rear, copilot/gunner in front)"
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name"Blades, Main Rotor"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Blades, Tail Rotor"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Number of Engines"
value"2"
units"ea"
name"Day/Night Capable"
value"Yes"
name"All Weather Capable"
value"Yes"
name"Takeoff or Landing Limitations"
value"INA"
name"Number of Hard Points"
value"4"
units"ea"
name"Landing Skids"
value"Yes"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Fuselage Length"
value"13.9"
units"m"
name"Main Rotor Diameter"
value"14.63"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"4.32"
units"m"
name"Weight, Maximum Take Off"
value"6.69"
units"tons"
name"Weight, Empty"
value"4.6"
units"tons"
name"Disc Area"
value"168.1 m²"
name"Stub Wing Span"
value"3.28"
units"m"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"2 x General Electric T700-GE-401 turboshafts"
name"Engine Type"
value"Turboshaft"
name"Engine Power"
value"1725 hp for each engine"
name"Fuel Capacity"
value"1154.55 liters"
name"Cruising Range"
value"587-635"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum"
value"315"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Crusing"
value"281"
units"km/h"
name"Service Ceiling"
value"3.72"
units"km"
name"Rate of Climb"
value"8.2"
units"m/s"
name"Ceiling"
value"5,486"
units"m"
name"Hover IGE"
value"4,267 m"
name"Hover OGE"
value"792 m"
name"Endurance"
value"3 hours"
name"Note"
value"The second engine offers additional backup, as in case of failure or damage, the helicopter can still limp back home with one engine working"
name"Chin Mounted Gun"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"1 x M61 Vulcan"
name"Type"
value"Hydraulically, electrically or pneumatically driven, six-barrel, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon"
name"Caliber"
value"20"
units"mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"General Dynamics"
name"In Service"
value"1946-Present"
name"Length"
value"1.827"
units"m"
name"Weight, With Feed System"
value"112"
units"kg"
name"Weight, Without Feed System"
value"92"
units"kg"
name"Barrels"
value"6-barrel (progressive RH parabolic twist, 9 grooves)"
name"Action"
value"Hydraulically operated, electrically fired, rotary cannon"
name"Rate of Fire, M61A1"
value"6,000"
units"rds/min"
name"Rate of Fire, M61A2"
value"6,600"
units"rds/min"
name"Feed System"
value"Belt or linkless feed system"
name"Note #1"
value"The turret can pivot to both sides of the helicopter, as well as up and down."
name"Note #2"
value"The Super Cobra can carry additional pods with miniguns on stub wings."
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Name"
value"M53"
name"Type"
value"HEI"
name"Caliber"
value"20"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"20×102 mm"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"1,050"
units"m/s"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"6.4 mm (0.25 in) RHA penetration at 0 degree impact angle and 1,000 m (3,300 ft) range"
name"Basic Load"
value"750"
units"round"
name"Note"
value"The M61 Vulcan can also fire M56A3/A4 and PGU-28A/B 20mm rounds"
name"Wing Mounted Weapons"
sections
name"Anti-Tank Guided Missile System"
properties
name"Name"
value"AGM-114 Hellfire"
name"Type"
value"Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Lockheed Martin, Boeing (previous second source), and Northrop Grumman (seeker only for AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire)"
name"In Service"
value"1984-Present"
name"Length"
value"1.6"
units"m"
name"Wingspan"
value"330"
units"mm"
name"Diameter"
value"180"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"45-49"
units"kg"
name"Warhead Type"
value"High-explosive anti-tank (HEAT)"
name"Engine"
value"Solid-fuel rocket"
name"Operational Range"
value"0.499–11.008 km"
name"Speed"
value"Mach 1.3"
name"Guidance system"
value"Semi-active laser homing millimeter wave radar seeker"
name"Launch Platform"
value"Rotary- and fixed-wing platforms, unmanned combat air vehicles, tripods, ships, and ground vehicles"
name"Basic Load"
value"4 ea, one on each hardpoint"
units"ea"
name"Note"
value"The Super Cobra is also armed with Hellfire or TOW anti-tank guided missiles. It can actually carry both types of missiles on the same mission."
name"Air-to-Air Missile"
properties
name"Name"
value"AIM-9 Sidewinder"
name"Type"
value"short-range air-to-air missile"
name"Length"
value"3.02"
units"m"
name"Diameter"
value"127"
units"mm"
name"Wingspan"
value"279.4"
units"mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Raytheon Company[1] Ford Aerospace Loral Corp."
name"In Service"
value"1956-Present"
name"Weight"
value"85.3"
units"kg"
name"Warhead Type"
value"WDU-17/B annular blast-frag"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"9.4"
units"kg"
name"Detonation Mechanism"
value"IR proximity fuze"
name"Engine"
value"Hercules/Bermite Mk. 36 Solid-fuel rocket"
name"Operational Range"
value"1.0 to 35.4 km"
name"Speed"
value"Mach 2.5"
name"Guidance system"
value"Infrared homing (most models) semi-active radar homing (AIM-9C"
name"Launch platform"
value"Aircraft, naval vessels, fixed launchers, and ground vehicles"
name"Basic Load"
value"4 ea, one on each hardpoint"
name"Note"
value"The Super Cobra can also carry AIM-92 Stinger short-range air-to-air missiles, and AGM-122 Sidearm anti-radiation missiles. This gunship also has provision for AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles."
name"Rockets and Bombs"
properties
name"Note"
value"The SuperCobra can also carry various pods with unguided rockets, cluster munitions, napalm bombs"
properties
name"Additional Weapons the AH-1H can carry"
value"8 x AGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles; or 2 x AGM-122 Sidearm anti-radar missiles; or 8 x AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank missiles; or 4 x CMU-55B fuel-air explosive weapons; or 16 x 5-in (127-mm) Zuni rockets; or 4 x 78 gal (295-liter) auxiliary fuel tanks; or 2 x 100 gal (378-liter) auxiliary fuel tanks"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Fire Control System"
value"Yes"
name"Fire Control Radar"
value"Yes, type INA"
name"Digital or Analog Cockpit"
value"INA"
name"Direct Fire Control"
value"Yes"
name"Laser Designator"
value"Yes"
name"Laser Rangefinder"
value"Yes"
name"Sensor Suite(s) Available"
value"Yes, low speed air data sensor"
name"Position Location System"
value"Yes"
name"Forward-Looking Infra-Red (FLIR)"
value"Yes"
name"TV Camera"
value"Low-light TV camera"
name"Autotrack System"
value"Yes"
name"Night Targeting System (NTS)"
value"Yes"
name"Thermal Sights"
value"thermal sights and a FLIR to allow for acquisition, launch, and tracking of all types of TOW missiles in all weather conditions"
name"Digital Ballistic Computer"
value"Yes"
name"Heads Up Display"
value"Yes"
name"Navigation"
value"Doppler navigation"
name"In Flight Boresighting"
value"Yes"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Fuselage Type"
value"The Super Cobra has a slim fuselage with a fighter-type cockpit"
name"Cockpit Protection"
value"The cockpit is surrounded by armor protection. Armored cockpit can withstand small arms fire."
name"Tailboom Protection"
value"Tail boom are able withstand damage from 23-mm cannon hits.small arms fire, and composite blades and tailboom able to withstand damage from 23-mm cannon hits."
name"Stealth Properties"
value"No"
name"Heat Signature Reduction"
value"INA"
name"Add on Armor"
value"INA"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"EW"
value"INA"
name"EW Counter Measures/CCM"
value"INA"
name"Counter Measures (Chaff/Flares)"
value"AN/ALE-39 Chaff system and SUU-4/1 Flare dispensers"
variants
name"AH-1J SeaCobra"
notes"Original twin engine version."
name"AH-1J International"
notes"Export version of the AH-1J SeaCobra."
name"AH-1T Improved SeaCobra"
notes"Improved version with extended tail boom and fuselage and an upgraded transmission and engines."
name"AH-1(4B)W Viper"
notes""Four-Bladed Whiskey" test version with a four-bladed bearingless composite main rotor based on Bell 680 rotor. A prototype was converted from AH-1T 161022."
name"AH-1Z Viper"
notes"A new variant nicknamed "Zulu Cobra", and developed in conjunction with the UH-1Y Venom for the H-1 upgrade program. The variant includes an upgraded four-blade main rotor and adds the Target Sight System (TSS)."
name"Bell 309 KingCobra"
notes"Experimental all-weather version based on the AH-1G single-engine and AH-1J twin-engine designs.[36] Two Bell 309s were produced; the first was powered by a PW&C T400-CP-400 Twin-Pac engine set and the second was powered by a Lycoming T-55-L-7C engine."
name"CobraVenom"
notes"Proposed version for the United Kingdom."
name"AH-1Z King Cobra"
notes"AH-1Z offered for Turkey's ATAK program; selected for production in 2000, but later canceled when Bell and Turkey could not reach an agreement on production."
name"Panha 2091"
notes"Unlicensed Iranian upgrade of AH-1J International."
name"IAIO Toufan"
notes"Iranian copy / re-manufactured AH-1J International by Iran Aviation Industries Organization, with locally sourced avionics, and weapons."
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