AH-1F Bell

AH-1F Bell (HM84P)

Location: Annville, PA 17003 Lebanon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 25.991', W 76° 34.02'

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"Cobra" Helicopter

The AH-1F Bell "Cobra" helicopter traces its lineage from the UH-1 Series helicopter. The original "Cobra" replaced the Huey's bulky fuselage with the thin-profile fuselage and tandem seating. For more than 40 years, the "Cobra" struck fear in the hearts of the enemy. The "Cobra" is an aerial weapons platform that provided direct and indirect fire support, armed reconnaissance and aerial escort and cover for transporting aircraft and ground convoys.

Entered Service: 1967
Builder: Bell Helicopter Textron
Crew: 2, pilot-rear, copilot/gunner-front
Engine: Lycoming T53-L-703
Cruising Speed: 161 miles per hour
Length: 53 feet
Width: 3 feet
Height: 12 feet
Range: 310 miles
Aircraft No.: 015969 PA-NG
Weapon System: Comprised of one M-197 three barrel 20mm gun, mounted in the turret with a 750-pound ammo drum located in the ammo bay. Four mounting pylons are located under the wings. The outboard pylons can mount two or four TOW (Tube launched, Optically-tracked, Wire command-link guided) missile launchers for a maximum of eight missiles. Additionally, the missile launchers can be replaced with seven-shot or 19-shot rocket pods. The inboard pylons can have rocket pods installed as well.
HM NumberHM84P
Placed ByPennsylvania National Guard Military Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 3:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 367087 N 4477017
Decimal Degrees40.43318333, -76.56700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 25.991', W 76° 34.02'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 25' 59.46" N, 76° 34' 1.20" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 N SR 934, Annville PA 17003, US
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