Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra – US Army Disruptive Camouflage Scheme. 1/48
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Corgi Aviation 1/48 scale AA51209: Bell AH-1G Cobra of the US Army in post Vietnam South East Asia disruptive camouflage scheme, 1973. This is a Legends model in a plastic blister, but otherwise identical to the limited edition models.
Length 13.25 inches Rotor Span 11 inches
Bell built 1,116 AH-1Gs for the US Army between 1967 and 1973, and the Cobras chalked up over a million operational hours in Vietnam. During the post-Vietnam War period, a number of AH-1Gs were painted in unusual schemes or in the familiar USAF Southeast Asia scheme as depicted here. This AH-1G also continued the use of the trademark shark mouth.
Designed to meet an urgent US Army requirement for a helicopter gunship, the Bell AH-1 Cobra—sometimes called The Snake—was first flown on September 7th, 1965. Troop-carrying Hueys depended on the Cobra for fire support; it was fast and very maneuverable, and its narrow 38-inch airframe made for a difficult target. Its main armament was its three-barrel 20mm Gatling gun mounted in a chin turret, but it was also capable of using a variety of other weapons including rocket pods, cannon pods, minigun pods and missiles. Replaced by Apaches in the 1990s, the Cobra now serves the US Forest Service as a firefighter.