US Army AH-1 Cobra Units in Vietnam

US Army AH-1 Cobra Units in Vietnam cover

Description

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.

Product details

Published Nov 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782006824
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 128 col
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 41
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Jonathan Bernstein

Jonathan Bernstein is an aviation author, historia…

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Jim Laurier

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives i…

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