Del'd: 392 - 1968 to present




Helicopters

  • US Marine Corps 209 ah-1 cobra
  • US Marine Corps 209 ah-1 cobraAH-1W Super Cobra shipborne operations


  • 1968 - 38 US Army AH-1G handed over to Marines and retaining Army serials
  • May68 - AH-1J Sea Cobra twin engine variant ordered by USMC
  • 18apr69 - Marines AH-1G operational in Vietnam. VMO-2 will remain until December
  • 14oct69 - First twin engine AH-1J Sea Cobra rolled out at the Bell factory
  • Dec69 - HML-367 replaced VMO-2 in Vietnam and remain until May 1971
  • 1970 - First 4 AH-1J delivered to the Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River
  • 18feb71 - First 4 AH-1J arrived in Vietnam within HML-367
  • 1974 - Last 2 AH-1J conv to AH-1T whilst on production line

    AH-1G survivors went to HMA-169 (Sep71-Aug76) and HMA-773 (Sep71-Nov78) and then they were returned to the Army.

    BuNos 157204 - 157241 (38) AH-1G Huey Cobra US Army
    BuNos 157757 - 157805 (49) AH-1J Sea Cobra ( May68 )
    BuNos 159210 - 159229 (20) AH-1J Sea Cobra ( last 2 conv AH-1T )
    BuNos 160105 - 160114 (10) AH-1J Sea Cobra
    BuNos 160115 - 160119 (5) cancelled AH-1J Sea Cobra
    BuNos 160742 - 160748 ( 7) AH-1T Sea Cobra
    BuNos 160797 - 160826 (30) AH-1T Sea Cobra
    BuNos 161015 - 161022 ( 8) AH-1T Sea Cobra

    Following 179 new-built AH-1W plus 43 upgrades.

    BuNos 162532 - 162553 (22 c/n 26201 - 26222) AH-1W Super Cobra
    BuNos 162554 - 162575 (22 c/n 26223 - 26244) AH-1W Super Cobra
    BuNos 163921 - 163954 (34) AH-1W Super Cobra, some for Turkey
    BuNos 164572 - 164578 ( 7) AH-1W Super Cobra
    BuNos 164586 - 164596 (11) AH-1W Super Cobra
    BuNos 164913 - 164938 (26) AH-1W Super Cobra, for Taiwan as 501 - 526
    BuNos 165037 - 165056 (20) AH-1W Super Cobra, some for Turkey
    BuNo 165097 ( 1 c/n 26298) AH-1W Super Cobra
    BuNos 165271 - 165292 (22 c/n 26319 - 26340) AH-1W Super Cobra
    BuNos 165317 - 165333 (16) AH-1W Super Cobra
    BuNos 165334 - 165341 (8) AH-1W Super Cobra Taiwan as 527 - 534
    BuNos 165358 - 165369 (12 c/n 26358 - 26369) AH-1W Super Cobra
    BuNos 165370 - 165377 ( 8) AH-1W Super Cobra Taiwan as 535 - 542
    BuNos 165392 - 165396 ( 5) AH-1W Super Cobra
    BuNos 165445 - 165450 ( 6) AH-1W Super Cobra
    BuNos 165545 - 165565 (21) AH-1W Super Cobra

    Continue with the AH-1Z

    BuNos 166477 - 166479 ( 3) AH-1Z Super Cobra
    BuNos 166759 - 166761 ( 3) AH-1Z Super Cobra
    BuNo 166774 (1) AH-1Z Super Cobra
    BuNo 167809 (1) AH-1Z Super Cobra


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    News

    Bell Helicopter Awarded Contract for 25 AH-1Z Viper, 08-Feb-17 : US Marines secures Lot 14 contract for 25 Bell AH-1Z Viper new build helicopters to be delivered by 2020

    Operation Odyssey Lightning, 03-Nov-16 : USMC AH-1W Super Cobra of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted precision air strikes against ISIS in Sirte, Libya

    Marine Corps H-1 Upgrades, 09-Jul-15 : Northrop Grumman will deliver its next-generation mission computer for Lot 12 of the Marine Corps UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter upgrade program.

    Wireless TOW 2A RF Fired From AH-1W Super Cobra, 30-Mar-15 : For the first time, tube-launched optically-tracked wireless-guided (TOW) 2A radio frequency (RF) missiles were launched from an AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter

    Elbit to Upgrade Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobras, 18-May-14 : FORT WORTH, Texas - Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems, Ltd., has been awarded two contracts, totaling $14.1 million, supporting the U.S. Marine Corps' upgrade of their Bell AH-1W attack helicopter fleet.

    Christie projectors for AH-1W Weapons Trainer, 02-Dec-13 : I/ITSEC/ORLANDO, Fla. – Christie today announced that Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI) awarded Christie the contract to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with projection systems consisting of 12 Christie Matrix StIM WQ 1-chip DLP solid state LED projectors for AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer (WST) Device 2F136A upgrades. Six display system projectors will be installed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., and six at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), New River, N.C. in 2015.

    AH-1W Elbit Night Targeting System, 25-Sep-13 : FORT WORTH, Texas - Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., has been awarded a $44.8M Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the ongoing depot level service and support of the US Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopter's Night Targeting System (NTS).

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