Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra

Bell AH-1Z Viper


Bell AH-1Z Viper

Part of the H-1 upgrade program the twin engine AH-1Z ( Bell 449 ) was developed from the AH-1W Super Cobra as the new US Marines's attack helicopter. It features a four-blade composite main rotor system, uprated transmission and a new target sighting system.

First flew on December 7, 2000 at Bell Helicopter Textron facility in Arlington, Texas.

On September 2010 was declared combat-ready.

On February 2014 was delivered the 37th and last AH-1W remanufactured to the new Zulu configuration. 152 new-build airframes are expected by 2022


Engine: 2 x GE T700-GE-401C 1890shp
Capacity: 2
Length: (m) 17.8
Height: (m) 4.37
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 14.6
Disc area: (m2) 168
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 5580     Max: 8390
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 296     Max: 410
Range: (km) 685
Ceiling: (m) 6000
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 850

List of Operators of Bell AH-1Z Viper

From Organisation with model AH-1Z Viper
usa US Marine Corps
    209 AH-1 Cobra 392 1968/   
pakistan Pakistan Army Aviation

Construction Numbers on database of AH-1Z Viper


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