AH-1G Hueycobra (VUSBX01)

 

The Hogs validated the concept of helicopter gunships leading Bell to design a purpose-built gunship version. The US Army turned them down in favour of a planned heavy gunship that could do just about everything. The unworkable complexity of their design and the accelerating war in Vietnam changed their mind forcing them to accept the lightweight Bell design as the AH-1G Hueycobra.

The Hueycobra was mechanically similar to the UH-1, but placed the pilots in tandem, one behind the other, in a narrow, streamlined cockpit. Normally the pilot in the front cockpit controlled the chinmounted gun turret while the rear pilot flew the helicopter and fired the wingmounted armament. It was considerably faster than the Hog and could carry a lot more armament.

The Hueycobra was introduced in 1968, and by April 1969 over half of the 680 helicopters in Vietnam were Cobras. The Hueycobra continued to serve until 1999 when 25th Aviation Battalion retired the last Cobras in US Army service.

 

The AH-1G Hueycobra Specifications


  • Crew: 2
  • Weight: 2.6 tonnes
  • Length: Fuselage 13.5m (44’ 5”) Overall 16.2m (53’ 2”)
  • Width: 3.2m (10’ 4”)
  • Height: 4.1m (13’ 6”)
  • Rotor: 13.4m (44’)
  • Engine: Lycoming T53 (1100 shp)
  • Speed: 275 km/h (149 knots, 171 mph)
  • Rate of Climb: 8.5ms-1 (1680 ft/min)
  • Range: 580 km (360 miles)

 

The AH-1G Hueycobra in Flames Of War Vietnam
    Armour  
Team Mobility Front Side Top Notes
Weapon Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower  
AH-1G Hueycobra Gunship - - -  
M134 minigun MG 16"/40cm 6 2 6 Chin turret, Cannot fire with M129 grenade launcher.
M129 grenade launcher MG 16"/40cm 4 3 4+ Chin turret, Cannot fire with M134 machine-gun.
M200 & M157 rocket launcher 24"/60cm - 4 4+ 42 tubes.
AH-1G Gatling Cobra Gunship - - -  
M134 minigun MG 16"/40cm 6 2 6 Chin turret, Cannot fire with M129 grenade launcher.
M129 grenade launcher MG 16"/40cm 4 3 4+ Chin turret, Cannot fire with M134 machine-gun.
M195 20mm machine-gun 24"/60cm 5 5 5+ Hull-mounted.
M157 rocket launcher 24"/60cm - 4 4+ 14 tubes, One use.
AH-1G Heavy Cobra Gunship - - -  
M134 minigun MG 16"/40cm 6 2 6 Chin turret, Cannot fire with M129 grenade launcher.
M129 grenade launcher MG 16"/40cm 4 3 4 Chin turret, Cannot fire with M134 machine-gun.
Twin M200 rocket launcher 24"/60cm - 4 4 76 tubes.

 

Contents


  • one AH-1G Hueycobra
  • M200 & M157 rocket launcher option
  • Twin M200 rocket launcher option
  • M195 20mm MG & M157 rocket launcher option
  • one plastic rotor sprue
  • one flight stand
  • four magnets
  • one helicopter decal sheet

(22683)

SKU 22683
Barcode # 2584

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