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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Company names associated with aircraft
A number of aircraft carry associated company names that may seem odd at first. On pages related to specific aircraft the company is that of the latest/last manufacturer. On the Type page the company name is the company with the over-arching responsibility for the design of this family of aircraft (this can change over time). This approach ensures that both individual manufacturing and overall design responsibilities are properly recognized.
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