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


    Camp Pendleton Last AH-1W Super Cobra, 26-Jul-18 : #aircraft Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Site Camp Pendleton inducted the last Bell AH-1W Super Cobra to undergo the Integrated Maintenance Program (IMP) to keep it mission-ready but in storage

    HMLAT-303 Says Farewell to Their Last AH-1W, 06-Feb-18 : USMC training squadron HMLAT-303 transitioned from the AH-1W to the AH-1Z Viper and flew their last Super Cobra to the boneyard in Arizona

    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.

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