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: 25/09/2003
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781841766065