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     Skynet Aviation's SkyFacts & SkyTips

                             
Bell 209 • AH-1 Cobra Collectibles
               The Bell 209 • AH1 Cobra's
Operational history on videos
                         
below and the Bell 209 history most below ..



More Unique Cobra Helicopter Parts for Sale

   


The Orginal Infinity Gun Sight from AH-1G & J Cobra models

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The orginal Infinity Gun Sight from
Bell Cobra Gun Ship Helicopter
AH-1G and AH-1J's
.
Removed from the cockpit in Aug. 2004.
Very good condition and looks nice.
A rare-rare item for true 209 Cobra fans.
Price: P.O.R. In a need for more information?
Buyers contact Skynet Aviation



The Infinity Gun Sights from AH1-G & J Cobra's

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The orginal Infinity Gun Sight from Bell Cobra
Gun Ship Helicopter AH-1G and J's.
It is exactly as it was when removed from the
cockpit in Aug. 2004. Very good condition
and looks nice. Rare items for the true Cobra fan.
Price: P.O.R. In a need for more information?
Buyers contact Skynet Aviation



A Cyclic Grip on a Stick from a Bell Cobra Gun Ship Helicopter AH-1J

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AH-1G/J - Bell Cobra Gun Ship Helicopter.
Cyclic grip with Stick and sub floor Yoke.
It is exactly as it was removed from the
cockpit. Very good condition and looks
nice. A rare item for all true Cobra fans.
It has 3 buttons, a trim switch (RADIO
AND ICS), a slide switch, a position trigger
switch with an safty plate for the 20mm
turrent mini gun in the nose and the
WING ARMS if mounted. One of its
part numbers is
209-001-059-3.
The grip
has a P&D S/N too. The grip is worn,
it  has thin paint seal in the usual areas,
but all of the markings are clear and the
buttons and switches FORCE TRIM,
WING ARM, S.A.S. REL are intact and in
good condition. The sticks part number is
204-001-388-3
(Bell's). It has the usual wear,
scratches and dings, it includes the yoke
below floor level. Price: P.O.R.
In a need for more information?
Buyers contact Skynet Aviation



Front & Back Seat Cyclic Grips from a Bell Cobra Gun Ship Helicopter AH-1J

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AH-1G/J's cyclic grips one/two grips
[front & back seat from same AH-1J].
Bell Cobra Gun Ship
Helicopter.
They are exactly as they where
when removed from the cockpit
in 2004. Very good condition and
looks nice. Rare items for all true
Cobra fans. They have 3 buttons,
a trim switch (RADIO AND ICS), a
slide switch, a position trigger
switch with an safty plate for the
20mm turrent mini gun in the nose
and the WING ARMS if mounted. One
of its part numbers is
209-001-059-3.
The grips has a P&D S/N too. The grips
is worn, has thin paint seal in the usual
areas, but all of the markings are clear
and the buttons and switches FORCE
TRIM, WING ARM, S.A.S. REL are
intact and in good condition. Unique
items for the true Cobra fan. Price: P.O.R.
In a need for more information?
Buyers contact Skynet Aviation



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 •     SkyTips: Bell 209 ~ AH-1 Cobra Series Helicopter clips and information - Links below.
   
                  Watch-a-Video .. The 209 Bell Cobra's Operational history on video ..    
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   The AH-1 Cobra  The Cobra Attack Helicopter  AH1 Cobra Part 1 of 2  AH1 Cobra Part 2 of 2

   Worlds Deadliest Aircraft AH-1 Cobra Part 1  Worlds Deadliest Aircraft AH-1 Cobra Part 2

   AH-1 Cobra's & OH-58 Kiowa  AH-1S Start & Take-off  AH-1S ups - a crash

   AH-1W Super Cobra take-off  AH-1W Super Cobra video  AH-1W Super Cobra, USMC

   Tax Dollar Tracking & Tackling T-banz - Kandahar Cobra's
   
AH-1W Super Cobra Home video



The History of the Bell 209, AH-1 Cobra's ..

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Two Bell 209,
AH-1W Super Cobra's
Operator: USMC



The Bell 209 - AH1 Cobra Story

On the 3:rd of September 1965 Bell rolled out the
prototype just after eight months of work on the
Cobra project. Bell built apx. 1,116 units of the
AH-1G's
for the US Army between 1967 and 1973.
The Cobra's flew over a million plus operational
hours in Vietnam. The
AH-1G Cobra's
mission
was direct aerial fire support, armed escort,
and reconnaissance flights.

The Bell 209 AH-1G Cobra
featured a new wide
blade rotor-head and slim fuselage that gave it
twice the speed of the Bell 204 UH-1B/C/D Huey.
It could could hang around over the target
areas three times longer. The Bell 209 had
an improved armament system then prior
gun ships. Tandem seating of the two crew
members. The Cobra, has a width of just 38
inches and presented a much smaller target
surface than the 100 inch wide and chubby
Bell 204 UH-1B,C & D Huey Iroquois. The Bell
209
 has a 2-bladed semi-rigid seesaw bonded
all metal main rotor and a 2-bladed rigid delta
hinge bonded all metal tail rotor.

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The AH-1G's Cobra's were in use by the Army
during the Tet offensive (Tet Mau Than),
in 1968 [Jan 30:th to Sep 23:rd] and through
the end of the Vietnam War. 
AH-1G Cobra's
provided fire support for ground forces,
escorted transport helicopters and other
roles. Cobra's also formed so called
"hunter & killer" teams by pairing with
OH-6A scout helicopters. A team featured
one OH-6 flying slow and low to find
enemy forces. If the OH-6 drew fire,
then the
Cobra's
could strike at the enemy.

T
he AH-1G Cobra, or the Snake, was
armed with 2.75 inch (70mm) Folding
Fin Aerial Rockets (FFARs) in M158
seven-tube or M200 19-tube rocket
launchers, and a chin-turret on the
M28/M28A1 armament subsystem.
The chin-turret mounted the
M134 7.62mm Minigun and the M129
40mm grenade launcher. The
AH-1G
could also be armed with a single
M134 Minigun in a XM64, TAT-102
chin-turret, the M134 Minigun in fixed
side-mounting M18/M18A1 gun pod,
and the port [left] side mounting M195
20mm automatic gun on the M35
armament subsystem. The
AH-1G
could also mount the M118 smoke
grenade dispenser.

  -  Worth remembering ..
The Bell 209, AH-1J Cobra
supported
the U.S. Marine operations during
the invasion of Grenada back in 1983.

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Specs & Characteristics for Bell 209, AH-1 Cobra's

AH-1G - The [Classic] Cobra with
"Armament - Fully Dressed" Specs:
 ________________________________


Crew: 2 - Pilot,  CPG (co-pilot/gunner)
Length: 44 ft 5 in (13.4 m)
Rotor diameter: 44 ft (13.4 m)
Height: 13 ft 5 in (4.1 m)
Empty weight: 6,073 lb (2,754 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 9,500 lb (4,309 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × AVCO Lycoming
T53-L-13 turboshaft, 1,100 shp (820 kW) 
Rotor system: 2 blades on main rotor and
2 blades on tail rotor

Performance:
Maximum speed: 190 knots
(219 mph, 352 km/h)
Range: 310 nmi (357 mi, 574 km)
Service ceiling 11,400 ft (3,475 m)
Rate of climb: 1,230 ft/min (6.25 m/s)

Armament System and Subsystem:
2 7.62mm multi-barrel Miniguns, or 2 M129
40mm Grenade launchers, or one of each,
in the M28 turret 2.75in (70mm) rockets 
7 rockets mounted in the M158 launcher
or 19 rockets in the M200 launcher
M18 7.62 mm Minigun pod or XM35
armament subsystem with XM195
20mm cannon ..

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Specs on later AH-1 Cobra's

AH-1 Single Engine Version
Late Production Cobra's with
"Armament - Fully Dressed" Specs:
________________________________

Crew: 2 - Pilot, CPG (co-pilot/gunner)
Length: 44 ft 7 in (13.6 m)
Rotor diameter: ft (m)
Height: 13 ft 5 in (4.1 m)
Empty weight: 6,600 lb (2,993 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 10,000 lb (4,500 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × AVCO Lycoming
T53-L-703 turboshaft, 1,800 shp (1,300 kW)
Rotor system: 2 blades on main rotor and
2 blades on tail rotor


Performance:
Maximum speed: 149 knots
(172 mph, 277 km/h)
Range: 274 nmi (315 mi, 510 km)
Service ceiling 12,200 ft (3,720 m)
Rate of climb: 1,620 ft/min (8.2 m/s)

Armament System and Subsystem:
M197 3-barreled 20mm "Gatling-style"
cannon in the M97 turret (750 rounds
ammo capacity) 2.75in (70mm) rockets
7 rockets mounted in the M260 launcher
or 19 rockets in the M261 launcher TOW
Missiles - 4 or 8 missiles mounted
in two-missile launchers on each side ..

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Super Specs on the AH-1W Super Cobra

USMC AH-1W Super Cobra,
Twin Engined Version with
"Armament - Fully Dressed" Specs:
_______________________________

Crew: 2: pilot, CPG (co-pilot/gunner)
Length: 44 ft 7 in (13.6 m)
Rotor diameter: 48 ft (14.6 m)
Height: 13 ft 5 in (4.1 m)
Disc area: 530.83 ft² (168.1 m²)
Empty weight: 10,920 lb (4,953 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 14,750 lb (6,690 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × General Electric
T700 turboshaft, 1,680shp (1,300 kW) each
Rotor systems: 2 blades on main rotor and
2 blades on tail rotor

Performance:
Maximum speed: 190 knots
(218 mph, 352 km/h)
Range: 317 nm (365 mi, 587 km)
Service ceiling 12,200 ft (3,720 m)
Rate of climb: 1,620 ft/min (8.2 m/s)

Armament System and Subsystem:
M197 3-barreled 20 mm "Gatling-style"
cannon in the A/A49E-7 turret (750 rounds
ammo capacity) 2.75 in (70 mm) Hydra
70 rockets - Mounted in LAU-68C/A (7 shot)
or LAU-61D/A (19 shot) launchers 5 in
(127mm) Zuni rockets - 8 rockets in
two 4-round LAU-10D/A launchers
TOW Missiles - Up to 8 missiles mounted
in two-missile launchers on each side/hardpoint
AGM-114 Hellfire Missiles - Up to 8 missiles
mounted in two 4-round M272 missile launchers,
one on each side/outboard hardpoint
1 unit AIM-9 Sidewinder Anti-Aircraft Missiles
mounted on each side/outboard hardpoint ..

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To be continued ..

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As appropriate and with
respect to the content,
Bell 209, AH-1 Cobra &
Super Cobra photograph
credits and most source
of the information 
from:

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc,
the US Army, USMC,
MMHS, Marine Medium Helicopter -
Squadron 263 - Capt Russel.C.Rybka,
and Skynet Aviation.

Layout and bylines:
Andy Goehlin, Skynet Aviation.



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