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Tag: AH-1W Super Cobra

Possible sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain approved
The pilots were flying an AH-1Z Viper as part of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma. On Mar. 30, 2019 two aviators were killed in a helicopter crash that occurred during a routine training mission March 30 near Yuma, Ariz the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) announced Sunday afternoon.
Possible sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain approved
The AH-1Z attack helicopters would improve Royal Bahraini Air Force capability to meet current and future threats The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress on the potential Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters. The Gulf state intends to arm them with 14 AGM-114 Hellfires, and 56 Advance Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) II. According Defense Security...
Hawaii AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters fini-flight
Two AH-1W Super Cobras from HMLA-367 flew counter clockwise around the island of Oahu, Hawaii for the final time on Mar. 13 Two AH-1W Super Cobras from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 (HMLA-367) flew counter clockwise around the island of Oahu, Hawaii for the final time on Mar. 13 as the squadron retires the Whiskey model. “It’s bittersweet,” said Lt....
Surplus U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters up for sale
The U.S. recently announced plans to sell surplus AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters through the Foreign Military Sale or Direct Commercial Sale route The Brazilian Army has told Jane’s that it has initiated contact with the U.S. government on buying surplus US Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters. No government-to-government talks have yet been scheduled. As already reported, the U.S. recently...
3rd MAW bids farewell to the iconic AH-1W Super Cobra
"It's been special flying the legacy AH-1Ws, and they definitely played a huge part in the Marine air-ground task force,” Capt. J. J. Pierce, HMLAT-303 adjutant and transitioned AH-1Z “Viper” pilot The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) retired its last AH-1W on Feb. 6 with Capt. John T. Fischer and Capt. Daniel J. Houser (both with Marine Light Attack Helicopter...
Surplus U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters up for sale
The AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters are progressively retired from service in favour of the latest-variant AH-1Z Viper The U.S. government intends to sell away surplus AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters used by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) or Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) route, Jane’s reports. H-1 Light Attack Helicopter Program Office (PMA-276) will hold...
The Aviation Geek Club yearly summary for 2017 through our top 5 posts
You can read all 2017 (and of course all 2016) The Aviation Geek Club articles by browsing our blog and selecting the proper category or tag As 2017 comes to an end we've compiled the top 5 most read and shared posts in case you missed them or want to re-read them. During the first year of life The Aviation Geek Club...
Marine lands his AH-1W attack helicopter at ball field to retrieve cell phone he had left at local restaurant
“How far away are you from the town ball field?” the voice on the phone asked. “Well, are you walking or driving?” “We’re landing a helicopter at the ball field.” Taken on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, the curious video in this post show two helicopters (a Bell AH-1W Super Cobra and a Bell UH-1Y Venom) making a quick visit to Bar Harbor....

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