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AH-1W Cobra


Specifications
Contractor Bell Helicopter, Textron, Inc. (Prime), General Electric, Kollsman Inc.
Introduction date 1986
Unit Replacement Cost $10,700,000
General characteristics
Crew 2: pilot, CPG (co-pilot/gunner)
Fuselage length 44 ft 7 in (13.6 m)
Length, rotors turning
Rotor diameter 48 ft (14.6 m)
Height 13 ft 5 in (4.1 m)
Disc area 530.83 ft (168.1 m)
Empty weight 10,920 lb (4,953 kg)
Max takeoff weight 14,750 lb (6,690 kg)
Powerplant 2 General Electric T700 turboshaft, 1,680shp (1,300 kW) each
Rotor systems 2 blades on main rotor, 2 blades on tail rotor
Performance
Maximum speed 190 knots (218 mph, 352 km/h)
Range 317 nm (365 mi, 587 km)
Service ceiling 12,200 ft (3,720 m)
Rate of climb 1,620 ft/min (8.2 m/s)
Armament
  • M197 3-barreled 20 mm "Gatling-style" cannon
    in the A/A49E-7 turret (750 rounds ammo capacity)
  • 2.75 in (70 mm) Hydra 70 rockets
    Mounted in LAU-68C/A (7 shot) or LAU-61D/A (19 shot) launchers
  • 5 in (127mm) Zuni rockets
    8 rockets in two 4-round LAU-10D/A launchers
  • TOW Missiles
    Up to 8 missiles mounted in
    two-missile launchers on each hardpoint
  • AGM-114 Hellfire Missiles
    Up to 8 missiles mounted in
    two 4-round M272 missile launchers, one on each outboard hardpoint
  • AIM-9 Sidewinder Anti-Aircraft Missiles
    1 mounted on each outboard hardpoint (total of 2)



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