Specifications for the
Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra
Focus Model: Bell AH-1G Cobra
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1967
Production Total: 1,116
Length: 53.15 ft (16.2 m)
Width: 43.96 ft (13.40 m)
Height: 13.52ft (4.12 m)
Weight (Empty): 5,798 lb (2,630 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 9,502 lb (4,310 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Lycoming T53-L-13 turboshaft engine developing 1,100 shaft horsepower while driving a two-blade main rotor and two-blade tail rotor.
Maximum Speed: 172 mph (277 kmh; 150 kts)
Maximum Range: 357 miles (575 km)
Service Ceiling: 11,401 ft (3,475 m; 2.2 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,230 feet-per-minute (375 m/min)
M28 Turret: 2 x 7.62mm Miniguns OR 2 x 40mm M129 grenade launcher or mix of both.
Four wingstub hardpoints for the carrying of 7- or 19-shot 2.75" rocket pods, 7.62mm M18 Minigun pods OR 20mm cannon pods (XM195). Later support for TOW anti-tank missiles. Armament can also be mixed.
Model 209 - Bell Company Model Designation
AH-1G "HueyCobra" - Initial Production Model Designation based on the Bell 209 prototype; fitted with 1 x Avco Lycoming T53-13 turboshaft engine.
JAH-1G - Developmental Model for testing of Hellfire anti-tank missile and Gatling cannon.
TH-1G -Two-Seat Trainer
Z.14 - Spanish Export Model based on the AH-1G
YAH-1Q - Developmental Model fitted with 2 x M56 TOW anti-tank missile launchers and XM26 Telescopic Sight; eight conversions completed.
AH-1Q - M65 TOW/Cobra missile support; M65 Telescopic Sight Unit; M37 Reflex Sight.
YAH-1R - Sans TOW missile support; fitted with 1 x T53-L-703 turboshaft engine.
YAH-1S - Upgraded Model; TOW missile support
AH-1S "Improved" / "MOD" - Based on the AH-1Q; fitted with 1 x T53-L-703 turboshaft engine of 1,800 shaft horsepower.
AH-1P "Production" / "PROD" - Based on the AH-1S; modernized Cobra; composite rotor systems; revise cockpits; flat canopy glass; 100 examples delivered.
AH-1E "Upgunned" / "ECAS" - Based on the AH-1S; fitted with Enhanced Cobra Armament Systems; M197 20mm Gatling cannon; M147 Rocket Management System for 70mm rocket support; 98 examples delivered.
AH-1F "Modernized" / "MC" - Based on the AH-1G production model; fitted with laser range finder, IR jammer, IR suppression and M143 Air Data Subsystem
QAH-1S - Target Drone based on the AH-1S production model
Model 249 - Technology Demonstrator; fitted with four-bladed main rotor system; improved turboshaft engine; Hellfire anti-tank missile support.
Model 309 "KingCobra" - Prototype Development Airframe; one example fitted with 1 x Lycoming T-55-L-7C turboshaft engine; two examples produced.
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