The AH-1P was an interim part of a long-term modernization of AH-1Q/S Cobras. It featured an improved, low-reflectivity glass canopy with enhanced crew safety features, as well as state-of-the-art instrumentation and various avionics and drivetrain upgrades. 100 AH-1P Cobras were delivered to the Army between 1977 and 1978.
Design authority: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Primary manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Parent type: Bell Model 209/AH-1 Cobra
Aircraft status: Status unknown
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 2 in Tandem arrangement
Landing gear: Skids