Cobra, AH1W Super Cobra
AH-1W SuperCobra is the US Marine's attack helicopter. It's
primary missions are fire support and security for forward and
rear area forces, point target/anti-armor, anti-helicopter,
armed escort, supporting arms control and coordination, point
and limited area air defense from enemy fixed-wing aircraft,
armed and visual reconnaissance. AH-1W is a two-place,
tandem-seat, twin-engine helicopter capable of land- or
In 1966, the DOD contracted with Bell
Helicopter, Inc. (BHI) for 1,100 AH-1G aircraft, which logged
more than 1 million flight hours in Vietnam. Subsequently, the
USMC desired a twin engine AH-1G; thus, the SEA COBRA (AH-1J)
was developed. The Marines depend on attack helicopters to
provide close-in fire support coordination in serial and ground
escort operations. Such support is required during amphibious
ship-to-shore movements and subsequent shore operations.
The United States Marine Corps then
identified a need for more armament, which was provided in the
form of the AH1W. It is supplied by Bell Helicopter
Textron and entered service in 1985. The Marine Corps deployed 4
of its i6 active squadrons to Southwest Asia during Operation
Desert Shield/Desert Storm. These helicopters destroyed 97
tanks, 104 armored personnel carriers and vehicles, 16 bunkers
and 2 antiaircraft artillery sites without the loss of any
|AH-1W Super Cobra - US
Premier Series. Loaded with weapons. 1/39th scale.
15.5" rotor spread x 16" long.
No. AHA2D-PR. Only $209.95
|AH-1G Cobra -
Standard Series. 1/32nd scale
16" rotor spread x 15.75" long.
No. AHA2D-S1. Only $139.95
|AH-1W Super Cobra
Standard Series. 1/32nd scale.
18" rotor spread x 17" long.
No. AHA2D-S2. Only $159.95