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Bell AH-1Z Viper

Bell 449




The H-1 Upgrade Program (UH-1Y and AH-1Z) will result in 280 new "zero-time" airframes for the US Marine Corps to operate well beyond 2020 to an advanced configuration featuring common engines and flight dynamic components.

First Flight : Dec. 8, 2000

Engines: 2 * General Electric T700-401
Speed : 143 kts
Combat Radius: with 2716 lb payload hot day: 110 nm
Weight: Empty: 12300 lbs -- Max: 18500
Maneuverability: -0.5 to +2.8 g's 16 m


Contribution: Timothy Pruitt




See Also:
Database: Production list
Stories: Military to Civilian
Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra
Bell UH-1 Huey
History of Gunships
Related News:
Bell KingCobra selected by Turkey Jul 21, 2000
First AH-1Z Super Cobra rolled out Nov 21, 2000
AH-1Z Super Cobra First Flight Dec 8, 2000
US key programs in troubles Mar 11, 2002
H-1 Flight Test Update Mar 29, 2002
Bell H-1 Program Update Jul 22, 2002
All 5 upgrade H-1 test aircraft flying Oct 08, 2002
USMC Takes Delivery of AH-1Z/UH-1Y Oct 25, 2005
AH-1Z/UH-1Y complete developmental testing Mar 01, 2006
First Production H-1 Helicopters Rollout Sep 27, 2006

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charles butler ( arlington texas 76011 )
Hi all...the AH-1Z now features a turned out exhaust

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