Specifications for the
Bell AH-1 Cobra / HueyCobra (Bell 209)
Focus Model: Bell AH-1F Cobra
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1967
Length: 44.59 ft (13.59 m)
Width: 44.00 ft (13.41 m)
Height: 13.42ft (4.09 m)
Weight (Empty): 6,598 lb (2,993 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 9,998 lb (4,535 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Textron Lycoming T53-L-703 turboshaft generating 1,800 shaft horsepower while driving a two-blade main rotor and two-blade tail rotor.
Maximum Speed: 141 mph (227kmh; 123 kts)
Maximum Range: 315 miles (507km)
Service Ceiling: 12,198 ft (3,718 m; 2.3 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,620 feet per minute (494 m/min)
1 x 20mm three-barrel cannon in powered chin turret.
1 x 7.62mm minigun in powered chin turret
1 x 7.62mm minigun with 1 x 40mm automatic grenade launcher in powered chin turret.
8 x TOW anti-tank missiles (quad launchers on outboard wingstub hardpoints.
4 x 2.75" 7-shot rocket pods OR grouped tube launchers.
4 x 2.75" 19-shot rocket pods
4 x 7.62mm machine gun pods
2 x 20mm XM-35 Gatling cannon
Hellfire anti-tank missiles
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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