Bell AH-1 Super Cobra

Specifications

Crew: 2

Length: 45 ft 9 in (13.94 m) fuselage

53 ft 5 in (16 m) including rotors

Width: 10 ft 9 in (3.28 m) (stub wings)

Height: 13 ft 5 in (4.09 m)

Empty weight: 6,610 lb (2,998 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 10,000 lb (4,536 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × P&W Canada T400-CP-400 (PT6T-3 Twin-Pac) turboshaft engine, 1,530 shp (1,140 kW) (de-rated from 1,800 shp (1,342 kW) for drivetrain limitations)

Main rotor diameter: 43 ft 11 in (13.39 m)

Main rotor area: 1,514.97 sq ft (140.745 m2)

Blade section: Wortmann FX 69-H-098[54]

Performance-

Maximum speed: 152 kn (175 mph, 282 km/h)

Never exceed speed: 190 kn (220 mph, 350 km/h)

Range: 311 nmi (358 mi, 576 km)

Service ceiling: 10,500 ft (3,200 m)

Rate of climb: 1,090 ft/min (5.5 m/s)

Armament-

20 mm (0.787 in) M197 3-barreled Gatling cannon in the M97 turret (750 rounds ammo capacity)

2.75 in (70 mm) Mk 40, or Hydra 70 rockets in 7 or 19 rounds pods

5 in (127 mm) Zuni rockets – up to 16 rockets in 4-round LAU-10D/A launchers

AIM-9 Sidewinder anti-aircraft missiles – 1 mounted on each hardpoint

Variants

The Bell AH-1 Super Cobra is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on the United States Army’s single-engine AH-1 Cobra.

The twin Cobra family, itself part of the larger Huey family, includes the AH-1J Sea Cobra, the AH-1T Improved Sea Cobra, and the AH-1W Super Cobra.

The AH-1W, the backbone of the United States Marine Corps’s attack helicopter fleet for decades, is being replaced by the next generation Bell AH-1Z Viper.

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