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  • Bell 209 AH-1 Cobra

    Bell AH-1Z Viper

    2000










    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

    AH-1Z Production Lots

    162568/162569 - conversions
    166477/166479 - conversions
    166759/166761
    166772/166774
    167809/167810
    168000/168003
    168047/168053
    168398/168401
    168418/168423
    168516/168529
    168798/168807
    168960/168969
    ...




    Specifications


    Engine: 2 x GE T700-GE-401C 1890 shp
    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
    blueprints


    List of Operators of Bell AH-1Z Viper


    From Organisation with model AH-1Z Viper
    1968
    usa US Marine Corps
        209 AH-1 Cobra 392 1968/   
    2020
    bahrain Royal Bahraini Air Force
        2020/   
    pakistan Pakistan Army Aviation
        2020/   
    2023
    czech republic Vzdušné síly AČR
        2023
    Construction Numbers on database of AH-1Z Viper

    61ah-1z






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