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Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

AH-1F Bell

“Cobra” Helicopter

 
 
Current AH-1F Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
1. Current AH-1F Bell Marker
Inscription.

The AH-1F Bell "Cobra" helicopter traces its lineage from the UH-1 Series helicopter. The original "Cobra" replaced the Huey's bulky fuselage with the thin-profile fuselage and tandem seating. For more than 40 years, the "Cobra" struck fear in the hearts of the enemy. The "Cobra" is an aerial weapons platform that provided direct and indirect fire support, armed reconnaissance and aerial escort and cover for transporting aircraft and ground convoys.

Entered Service: 1967
Builder: Bell Helicopter Textron
Crew: 2, pilot-rear, copilot/gunner-front
Engine: Lycoming T53-L-703
Cruising Speed: 161 miles per hour
Length: 53 feet
Width: 3 feet
Height: 12 feet
Range: 310 miles
Aircraft No.: 015969 PA-NG
Weapon System: Comprised of one M-197 three barrel 20mm gun, mounted in the turret with a 750-pound ammo drum located in the ammo bay. Four mounting pylons are located under the wings. The outboard pylons can mount two [2] or four [4] TOW (Tube launched, Optically-tracked, Wire command-link guided) missile launchers for a maximum of eight [8] missiles. Additionally, the missile launchers can be replaced with seven [7]-shot or 19-shot rocket pods. The inboard pylons can have rocket pods installed as well.

[The new marker text is essentially the same as the former marker (which is transcribed), with the exception

Former AH-1F Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
2. Former AH-1F Bell Marker
of numerals (added in brackets) instead of written numbers]
 
Erected by Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.
 
Location. 40° 25.991′ N, 76° 34.02′ W. Marker is in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Fisher Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Facility. Marker is in this post office area: Annville PA 17003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. UH-1 Iroquois (a few steps from this marker); OH-6A Cayuse (a few steps from this marker); M4A3 Sherman Tank (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Company G, 112th Infantry, and Service Troop, 104th Cavalry, War Memorial (about 500 feet away); M46 Patton Tank (about 500 feet away); M60A3 Patton Tank (about 500 feet away); M113A2 APC (about 600 feet away); M1/IPM1 Abrams Tank (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Indiantown Gap.
 
Also see . . .
1. AH-1 F Cobra. Details about the Cobra series. (Submitted on October 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter on YouTube. (Submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum
AH-1F Bell "Cobra" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
3. AH-1F Bell "Cobra" and Marker
. (Submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
AH-1F Cobra image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
4. AH-1F Cobra
Three Helicopters on Display at Fort Indiantown Gap image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
5. Three Helicopters on Display at Fort Indiantown Gap
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on February 1, 2017.
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