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AH-1Z Viper SuperCobra


Specifications
Contractor Bell Helicopter, Textron, Inc. (Prime), General Electric, Kollsman Inc.
Introduction date
Unit CostUnit conversion cost stated as $11.5 million at roll-out Nov 2000
General characteristics
Accommodation Crew 2
Length, rotors turning 17,73 m
Fuselage length 13,87 m
Width over skids 2,13 m
Wingspan 4,39 m
Height 3,78 m to the rotor head
Main rotor diameter 14,63 m
Tail rotor diameter 2,97 m
Max Weight 8391 kg / 8,409 kg (18,538 lb)
Min Weight5580 kg / 5,591 kg (12,326 lb)
Max. useful load 2812 kg
Internal fuel 1565 litres
Performance
Ceiling 6,100 m (20,013 ft),
Cruise Speed 69 mps (248 kph),
Max Range 420 km (227 nm),
Speed limit (Vne)114 mps (410 kph) (222 kts)
Max. speed 298 km/h (161 kts)
Cruise speed 265 km/h (143 kts)
g-loads + 2,6 / - 0,5 g
Endurance 3 hours 18 min
Mission radius
  • 234 km with 1134 kg of payload
  • 334 km with 291 l auxiliary fuel tank
  • Max. range 705 km (close air support mission with 8 Hellfire, 14 rockets, 650 rounds of ammunition at 3000 ft at 91,5 deg F)
    Main Rotor Blades 4
    Engines 2 T700-GE-401 engine Power plant 2 x General Electric T700-GE-401 turboshafts
    Maximum power 2 x 1285 kW (1723 shp) for 2,5 minutes, 1690 shp for 30 minutes and 1437 shp max. continuous
    Transmission limit 1955 kW (2625 shp)
    Armament
  • AGM-114A, B, and C Hellfire and anti-tank missiles up to 16 total
  • AGM-114F Hellfire anti-ship missiles - up to 16 total
  • 70mm Rockets, 19 or 7 shot pods -up to 76 total
  • AIM-9 Sidewinder
  • LUU-2A/B nighttime illumination flare
  • Mk 77 fire bombs
  • 77 and 100 gallon external auxiliary fuel tanks
  • 20 mm cannon handling M50-series rounds
  • MK 76 practice bombs
  • BDU-33D/B practice bombs
  • MK 106 practice bombs



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