AH-1W Super Cobra Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-to-ship AH-1W Super Cobra mahogany Model. This 1/32 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 18 inches and a length of 17 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About this model:
Please note that the stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit our Custom Model Gallery section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.
History of the AH-1 Super Cobra:
The AH-1 Super Cobra is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on AH-1 Cobra. The AH-1 Cobra was developed in the mid-1960s as an interim gunship for the U.S. Army. The Cobras and Sea Cobras were deployed in the Gulf War for a support role. The AH-1W Super Cobras destroyed 97 tanks, 104 armored personal carriers and vehicles and two anti-aircraft artillery sites during the 100-hour ground campaign. The AH-1 was also used by the Pakistan Army as its primary gunship helicopter during the mid- 1970s tribal uprising in Pakistan's Baluchistan province. The AH-1s continued to operate with the U.S. Marine Corps. The AH-1W utilizes a more diverse array of ordnance compared to the Apache. The AH-1W has a crew of 2, one pilot and a co-pilot/gunner (CPG). It has a maximum speed of 190 knots and a range of 317 nm. The primary users of the AH-1 are the U.S. Marine Corps, Islamic Republic of Iran Army, Republic of China Army and the Turkish Army. The AH-1W Super Cobra was considered the backbone of the United States Marine Corp's attack fleet, but it will be replaced by the AH-1Z Viper upgrade in the next decade.