US ARMY AH-1 COBRA UNITS IN VIETNAM. The deadliest aircraft in Vietman! Filled with development and combat history, personal combat accounts, photos & aircraft artwork. Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos.
US ARMY AH-1 COBRA UNITS IN VIETNAM. Bell?s AH-1 Cobra was the first dedicated helicopter gunship to reach frontline service anywhere in the world. Developed as a private venture by the manufacturer, and based on the mechanics of the ubiquitous UH-1 Huey, the Cobra proved a huge success once introduced into combat with the US Army in 1966. Built as a key weapon in the Advanced Aerial Fire Support System concept of 1965, the AH-1 was one of the few aircraft to reach the combat zone after actual combat experience went into its design. The AH-1 helped reduce the losses being suffered by vulnerable troop transport helicopters by providing effective fire suppression during airmobile operations. This book explores its history, technology and crew.
--1967 Year of the Snake
--Evaluation: Problems & Progress
--Year of Change (1969-70)
--Last Ones Out