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From luedo34 at SPF, a photo of the N209J and a model with alternate landing gear configuration:



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Thanks everybody! Very interesting information.



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A link that might be of interest.

http://www.faqs.org/docs/air/avcobra.html



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Hi everybody,

I have some more questions on the AH-1, now the AH-1W and Z.

Any answers/help would be greatly appreciated!

Does anyone know more about the following:

- the use of AH-1W in Afghanistan? Problems? Noticeable events?

- how many AH-1W were/are used in Afghanistan?

- Wikipedia says 3 were lost, 2 in accidents and 1 in combat. Is that correct?

- I understgand that anumber of Ah-1W were deployed of the coast of Libya in 2011. Did they take part in the fighting?

- has the AH-1Z already been deployed to Afghanistan?

- how many  AH-1Z have the Marines receives yet (May 2012)

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-- Edited by luedo34 on Thursday 31st of May 2012 03:13:01 PM

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Just a quick fact and it has some relevance to the Cobra, the original F4 Phantom II prototype was called the AH-1

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No. The original Phantom II prototype (Model 98S) was the YF4H-1. The YAH-1 (Model 98B) was a strictly attack variant, also known as the "F3H-G" proposal, with two Wright J65 engines. However it was not proceeded with.

Besides, I can't see how that piece of information could be of any relevance to the Cobra program...

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luedo34 wrote:

Hi everybody,

I have some more questions on the AH-1, now the AH-1W and Z.

Any answers/help would be greatly appreciated!

Does anyone know more about the following:

- the use of AH-1W in Afghanistan? Problems? Noticeable events?

- how many AH-1W were/are used in Afghanistan?

- Wikipedia says 3 were lost, 2 in accidents and 1 in combat. Is that correct?

- I understgand that anumber of Ah-1W were deployed of the coast of Libya in 2011. Did they take part in the fighting?

- has the AH-1Z already been deployed to Afghanistan?

- how many  AH-1Z have the Marines receives yet (May 2012)

Thank you!

 



-- Edited by luedo34 on Thursday 31st of May 2012 03:13:01 PM


 I'm not as up on Marine snakes as I am on US Army cobras but I can tell you the Whiskey cobra has been used extensively in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  As far as I know it has performed very well.  Last I heard there were no Zulus in Astan, but that was a while back.  The Yankee Huey has been in service for some time and is doing well, but there has been issues with the targeting system on the Zulu, at least that is my recollection.  Sorry, but I have no numbers for you.  Perhaps someone else will be along with that info.

   Ray



-- Edited by rotorwash on Saturday 2nd of June 2012 11:17:21 PM

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Thanks Ray!



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From what I have read, Marine Light Attack Squadron 169 (of Camp Pendleton, California) is the only Marine squadron currently operating AH-1Ws and UH-1Ys in Afghanistan. You can read more about the unit here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMLA-169

Also, I don't remember AH-1Ws ever being used in Libya. However, the Agusta-Westland licence-built Apaches were used, and did engage targets. These may have caused confusion with the Super Cobra series due to this Apache model bearing the "AH1" designation.

The AH-1Z in Afghanistan is a good question. Last I heard they were supposed to deploy in late 2011, but I haven't heard anything since. I'll have to dig deeper on that.



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I got to tour the AH-1Z and UH-1Y assembly line at Amarillo in 2018 and even got permission to shoot on the ramp.  This AH-1Z was undergoing it's acceptance flight for the Marines at the time.  It was a great opportunity.

   RayAH-1Z landing.jpg



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rotorwash wrote:

I got to tour the AH-1Z and UH-1Y assembly line at Amarillo in 2018 and even got permission to shoot on the ramp.  This AH-1Z was undergoing it's acceptance flight for the Marines at the time.  It was a great opportunity.


 wait, 2018 or 2008? IIRC the Zulu Cobra started Opeval trials 2006-2010 era....

btw, beautiful shot!



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Leela25 wrote:
rotorwash wrote:

I got to tour the AH-1Z and UH-1Y assembly line at Amarillo in 2018 and even got permission to shoot on the ramp.  This AH-1Z was undergoing it's acceptance flight for the Marines at the time.  It was a great opportunity.


 wait, 2018 or 2008? IIRC the Zulu Cobra started Opeval trials 2006-2010 era....

btw, beautiful shot!


 Leela,

  2018.  each aircraft undergoes a series of acceptance flights before the government will sign off on it and take possession.  This was actually one of the last US Zulus.

     Ray



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A couple more shots of the Zulu from my 2018 visit to Bell in Amarillo.

  Ray

Takeoff: note nose is low

AH-1Z takeoff.jpg

Landing: note tail is low.

AH-1Z touchdown.jpg

Up close and personal

AH-1Z pilots closeup.jpg



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rotorwash wrote:
Leela25 wrote:
rotorwash wrote:

I got to tour the AH-1Z and UH-1Y assembly line at Amarillo in 2018 and even got permission to shoot on the ramp.  This AH-1Z was undergoing it's acceptance flight for the Marines at the time.  It was a great opportunity.


 wait, 2018 or 2008? IIRC the Zulu Cobra started Opeval trials 2006-2010 era....

btw, beautiful shot!


 Leela,

  2018.  each aircraft undergoes a series of acceptance flights before the government will sign off on it and take possession.  This was actually one of the last US Zulus.

     Ray


 OMG fail, sorry.... i misunderstood the nature of the acceptance flight that you were referring to.



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