Bell AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter Display Model

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Bell Textron AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter Display Model.

The AH-1 Cobra is a two-bladed, single engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. The AH-1 was the backbone of the United States Army's attack helicopter fleet, but has been replaced by the AH-64 Apache in Army service. Upgraded versions continue to fly with the militaries of several other nations. The AH-1 twin engine versions remain in service with United States Marine Corps as the service's primary attack helicopter.

The AH-1 SuperCobra is a twin engine attack helicopter based on AH-1 Cobra.

The AH-1 Cobra was developed in the mid 1960s as an interim gunship for the U.S. Army.
The Cobras and Sea Cobras were deployed in the Gulf War for a support role.
The AH-1W Super Cobras destroyed 97 tanks, 104 armored personal carriers and vehicles and two anti aircraft artillery sites during the 100 hour ground campaign.

The AH-1 was also used by the Pakistan Army as its primary gunship helicopter during the mid 1970s tribal uprising in Pakistan's Baluchistan province.

The AH-1s continued to operate with the U.S. Marine Corps. The AH-1W utilizes a more diverse array of ordnance compared to the Apache. The AH-1W has a crew of 2, one pilot and a copilot/gunner (CPG).

It has a maximum speed of 190 knots and a range of 317 nm. The primary users of the AH-1 are the U.S. Marine Corps, Islamic Republic of Iran Army, Republic of China Army and the Turkish Army.

Master craftsmen, working from three dimensional drawings, handcraft each model from either the finest Philippine mahogany or composite. Each model is shaped with remarkable precision and attention to detail. Several stages of fine sanding, between primer coats, produce a smooth finish ready for final painting.

Talented artists using ultra-fine brushes and decals, paint the nose art, stripes and markings. A final coat of clear polyurethane provides lasting protection and brilliance.

Scale: 1/32 scale model
RotorSpan: 18''
Length: 17''