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Bell AH-1 Cobra

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The Bell AH-1 Cobra is a two-blade, single-engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It was developed using the engine, transmission and rotor system of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois. A member of the prolific Huey family, the AH-1 is also referred to as the HueyCobra or Snake.

The AH-1 was the backbone of the United States Army's attack helicopter fleet, but has been replaced by the AH-64 Apache in Army service. Upgraded versions continue to fly with the militaries of several other nations. The AH-1 twin engine versions remain in service with United States Marine Corps (USMC) as the service's primary attack helicopter. Surplus AH-1 helicopters have been converted for fighting forest fires.


  • Bahrain
    • Royal Bahraini Air Force
  • Israel
    • Israeli Air Force
  • Japan
    • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
  • Jordan
    • Royal Jordanian Air Force
  • Republic of Korea
    • Republic of Korea Army
  • Pakistan
    • Pakistan Army
  • Philippines
    • Philippine Air Force
  • Spain
    • Spanish Navy
  • Thailand
    • Royal Thai Army
  • Turkey
    • Turkish Army
  • United States
    • United States Army

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