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The Bell AH-1 SuperCobra® is a twin-engine attack helicopter used by the U.S. Marines and based on the United States Army's AH-1 Cobra. The twin Cobra family includes the AH-1J SeaCobra, the AH-1T Improved SeaCobra, and the AH-1W SuperCobra®. The AH-1W is the backbone of the United States Marine Corps's attack helicopter fleet.

During the Gulf War, 78 Marine SuperCobras® deployed, and flew a total of 1,273 sorties in Iraq with no combat losses. However, three AH-1s were lost to accidents during and after the combat operations. The AH-1W units were credited with destroying 97 tanks, 104 armored personal carriers and vehicles, and two anti-aircraft artillery sites during the 100-hour ground campaign.

Marine Cobras provided support for the US humanitarian intervention in Somalia, during Operation Restore Hope in 1992-1993. They were also employed during the U.S. invasion of Haiti in 1994. USMC Cobras were used in U.S. military interventions in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and assisted in the rescue of USAF Captain Scott O'Grady, after his F-16 was shot down by a SAM in June 1995.

USMC Cobras were also used in operations throughout the 1990s. USMC Cobras have also served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. AH-1 Cobras continue to operate with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Scale 1:48

Die cast metal

Model Number: 84007

(4431)

SKU 4431
Barcode # 018876840071

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