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

AH-1F Bell

“Cobra” Helicopter

 
 
AH-1F Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
1. 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 or four TOW (Tube launched, Optically-tracked, Wire command-link guided) missile launchers for a maximum of eight missiles. Additionally, the missile launchers can be replaced with seven-shot or 19-shot rocket pods. The inboard pylons can have rocket pods installed as well.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.
 
Location.
AH-1F Cobra image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 20, 2008
2. AH-1F Cobra
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); EC-130E Commando Solo I (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); EC-130E "Commando Solo" (about 700 feet away); Fallen Warrior Memorial - 2nd BCT (approx. 0.2 miles away); 40 & 8 Boxcar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nike "Ajax" Missile (approx. 0.2 miles away); F-102 Jet Fighter (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Indiantown Gap.
 
Also see . . .  AH-1 F Cobra. Details about the Cobra series. (Submitted on October 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
Three Helicopters on Display at Fort Indiantown Gap image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. 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 1,244 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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