Bell AH-1W Cobra Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-built AM07033 Desktop Model. This 1/44 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. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines. The AH-1W Cobra is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on AH-1 Cobra. The AH-1W 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 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.