AH-1W Super Cobra

The USMC deems upgraded versions of the AH-1 Cobra more capable than the AH-64 Apache. Here’s why.

The USMC deems upgraded versions of the AH-1 Cobra more capable than the AH-64 Apache. Here’s why.

The AH-1 Cobra A member of the prolific Huey family conceived, developed and built by Bell Helicopter, the AH-1 Cobra… Read More

2 months ago

That time a Marine landed his AH-1W Attack Helicopter at Ball Field to retrieve Cell Phone he left at local Restaurant

The AH-1W Super Cobra Originating from a concept demonstrator delivered to the US Army in 1962 based upon a UH-1… Read More

6 months ago

Bell delivers final USMC AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. The H-1 production line is still active in support of foreign military sales to US allies.

Completing the AH-1Z and UH-1Y deliveries to the US Marine Corps adds one more chapter to the legacy of the… Read More

1 year ago

US Army Apache Repairman explains why the AH-64D/E is a heavy attack helicopter while the AH-1Z Viper is a medium attack helicopter

‘The AH-1Z Viper is faster and more maneuverable than the heavier AH-64D/E Apache. The drawback to this, however, is firepower,’… Read More

1 year ago

Former USAF Avionics Technician explains why the Armed Drone caused the Cancellation of the RAH-66 Comanche program

‘While the RAH-66 was being perfected, the armed drone came along and did the job of the Comanche better, and… Read More

2 years ago

Nigeria cleared to buy AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters but armed with rockets instead of Hellfire missiles

The Biden administration has cleared the potential sale of 12 Bell AH-1Z attack helicopters to Nigeria. The Defense Security Cooperation… Read More

2 years ago

Cobra Vs Apache: which one is the better attack helicopter? The perspective of a former AH-64 Pilot

‘This is the standard which is better: an AK-47 or M-16 type question,’ Joe Difrancesco, former AH-64 Apache Pilot in… Read More

4 years ago

Two USMC Aviators killed in AH-1Z Viper helicopter crash

The pilots were flying an AH-1Z Viper as part of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course at Marine Corps Air… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

Hawaii AH-1W Super Cobras fini-flight

Two AH-1W Super Cobras from HMLA-367 flew counter clockwise around the island of Oahu, Hawaii for the final time on… Read More

6 years ago

Brazilian Army could get surplus USMC AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters

The U.S. recently announced plans to sell surplus AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters through the Foreign Military Sale or Direct… Read More

6 years ago

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,”… Read More

6 years ago

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.… Read More

6 years ago

HERE ARE THE AVIATION GEEK CLUB’S TOP 5 POSTS OF 2017

You can read all 2017 (and of course all 2016) The Aviation Geek Club articles by browsing our blog and selecting… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago