Defence Helicopter

USMC bids farewell to Super Cobra

19th October 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Helicopter leaves USMC service after almost 35 years.

The USMC has officially retired the AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter from service, manufacturer Bell Textron announced on 19 October.

USMC AH-1Ws are now being upgraded to AH-1Z standard, with a four-bladed main rotor and new avionics. 

Originally designated AH-1T+,the AH-1W entered service with the USMC in 1986 ...

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