AKA Bell 209. Retired US Army AH-1Fs have been converted into US Forest Service Firewatch Cobras with infrared and low-light sensors for real-time fire monitoring, GIS mapping, real-time color video, geo-referenced infrared, and infrared downlink. In addition to intelligence gathering, they are also used as a platform for an Air Attack Group Supervisor (ATGS) or a Helicopter Coordinator (HLCO).

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Parent type: Bell Model 209/AH-1 Cobra

Aircraft status: Operational

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VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor

Crew required: 2 in Tandem arrangement

Landing gear: Skids

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