Vertipedia is a product of the Vertical Flight Society. With data on 857 aircraft, 611 historical milestones, 470 people, and 392 organizations, Vertipedia is your "one-stop shop" for all things vertical lift.
Our latest featured aircraft for July is the Bell AH-1W SuperCobra .
Sometimes known as the ‘Whiskey Cobra', the aircraft was designed as an attack helicopter to be operated by two crew. The first production aircraft was delivered in March 1986, 32 months after the award of the development contract.
The aircraft could carry the following armaments,
The aircraft aircraft was capable of the following roles,
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Engines and power ratings
Vertipedia enables the rating structure for an engine to be defined. The rated power for an engine is assumed to equal the maximum power, under non-emergency conditions - normally the Take-off power. All engine powers are uninstalled at SL ISA conditions. Many engines are de-rated or limited for specific aircraft installations. Where this is known, the engine is described using the name template '[Engine designation] (as used on [Aircraft ABC])'. Gearbox torque limits are not currently available.
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