THE BELL AH-1 COBRA: FROM VIETNAM TO THE PRESENT
Autore: Alexander Lüdeke
Storia, sviluppo e impiego del Bell AH-1 Cobra, il primo elicottero disegnato e costruito appositamente per il combattimento. Analizza il disegno e le modiche apportate durante la sua lunga carriera che lo ha visto in azione in Vietnam, durante l’Operazione Desert Shield e Desert Storm nonché in altri teatri di guerra con le forze armate di Spagna, Israele, Giappone, Taiwan e Turchia.
The Bell AH-1 was the first helicopter designed and built exclusively for combat. First flown in 1965, the AH-1, with its characteristic streamlined silhouette and stub wings, quickly became an indispensable asset and feared opponent. Development continued over the years and even today much improved and higher performance versions are still in service around the world. Design, development, and construction are discussed, as well as modifications made during production and the addition of night combat capabilities. Operational use in Vietnam, Operations Desert Shield/Storm, as well as current day combat are extensively covered. AH-1 use by other armed forces around the world such as Spain, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, and others is described as well.
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