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BELL AH-1 Cobra

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Name AH-1 Cobra
Manufacturer BELL
Wing Rotary
Position Two-blade main rotor
Tail Two-blade tail rotor
WTC Light
Type code H1T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Single
Position Behind cabin
Landing gear Skids
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

BELL TAH-1 HueyCobra
BELL TH-1S HueyCobra
BELL 209 HueyCobra
BELL HueyCobra
BELL AH-1E HueyCobra
BELL AH-1F HueyCobra
BELL AH-1P HueyCobra
BELL AH-1S HueyCobra
FUJI HueyCobra
FUJI AH-1 HueyCobra

BELL AH-1 Cobra

BELL AH-1 Cobra BELL AH-1 Cobra 3D


The AH-1 Cobra (company designation: Bell 209) is a two-bladed, single engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell. It shares a common engine, transmission and rotor system with the older UH-1 Iroquois. The AH-1 is also referred to as the HueyCobra or Snake.

Technical Data

Wing span 13.6 m44.619 ft <br />
Length 16.1 m52.822 ft <br />
Height 4.1 m13.451 ft <br />
Powerplant 1 x Lycoming T53-L-703 turboshaft, 1,800 shp (1,300 kW)
Engine model Lycoming T53

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 180 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 63506,350 kg <br />6.35 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL110 ROD ft/min APC
WTC L Range 310310 nm <br />574,120 m <br />574.12 km <br />1,883,595.802 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving HUCO

None on SKYbrary