US Army AH-I Cobra Units in Vietnam, Paperback / softback Book

US Army AH-I Cobra Units in Vietnam Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Jim Laurier

Part of the Osprey Combat Aircraft series


Bells AH-I Cobra was the first dedicated helicopter gunship to reach frontline service anywhere in the world.

Developed as a private venture by the manufacturer, and based on the mechanical of the ubiquitous UH-I Huey, the Cobra proved a huge success once introduced into combat with the US Army in 1966.

Built as a key weapon in the Advanced Aerial Fire Support System concept of 1965, the AH-I was one of the few aircraft to reach the combat zone after actual combat experience went into its design.

The AH-I helped reduce the losses being suffered by vulnerable troop transport helicopters by providing effective fire suppression during airmobile operations.

This book explores its history, technology and crew.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages, Illustrations (some col.), ports.
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9781841766065



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