AH-1Z Viper

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

Czech Air Force receives first AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters

By mid-September, the Czech Air Force will receive four more machines: two AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and the first two… Read More

7 months ago

US Army AH-64 Pilot reveals the (tiny) reason why he would choose the AH-64 over the AH-1 Cobra / AH-1Z Viper

‘While I’ve only flown AH-64s, I have extensive experience with AH-1s from joint operations. Both systems may engage the same… Read More

10 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

US to donate six second-hand AH-1Z and two UH-1Y helicopters to Czech Republic

The transfer means the Czech Republic will have 10 AH-1Z Viper attack and 10 UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters. Washington will… Read More

2 years ago

Australian Army to acquire 29 new AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to replace its Tiger helicopters

The new AH-64E Apache attack helicopters will replace the Australian Army’s existing Tiger helicopters. The Government of Australia has unveiled… 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

Czech Republic wants to buy more UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters as a consequence of the War in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has made the Czech government think twice about its procurement of the Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z… Read More

2 years ago

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

The USMC buys the AH-1 Cobra instead of the AH-64 Apache The AH-1 Cobra is a two-blade rotor, single-engine attack… Read More

2 years ago

Bell Completes First AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for Bahrain

Bell celebrated the completion of the first AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter for the Kingdom of Bahrain on Sep. 30, 2021.… Read More

2 years ago

Bell restarts UH-1Y Venom helicopter production for first international operator

The commonality between the UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper aircraft enabled critical component supply chains to remain active during AH-1Z… Read More

3 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

With AURA Program USMC Eyes Next Generation Aircraft to replace UH-1Y and AH-1Z Huey helicopters

With AURA Program the USMC is taking advantage of all the work manufacturers are already doing for the US Army's… Read More

4 years ago

Australia to replace its Eurocopter Tiger Fleet with “a Proven and Mature, Off-The-Shelf” Attack Helicopter

The country has issued a request for information for 29 airframes to replace the Australian Army existing Tiger attack helicopter.… Read More

5 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