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Carmel in Putnam County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter

 
 
Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
1. Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter Marker
Inscription.
Cobra
AH-1G/S/F Helicopter
Length: 53'
Weight: 8,404 lbs.
Payload: 2500 lbs.
Range: 359 miles
Cruise Speed: 138mph
Although a 1966 model this helicopter was purchased by the US Army in November 1967.
Cobra 318 arrived in Vietnam in the beginning of Feb. 1968
Feb. 12th, 1968 Cobra 318 was damaged in a mortar attack and sent back to the states for repairs.
May 1969 repairs were completed and she was returned to Vietnam.
August 24th 1969 Cobra 318 sustained "Extensive Combat Damage"
In Early September repairs were completed in Vietnam and Cobra 318 was reassigned to another combat unit.
On September 11th Cobra 318 was hit from ground fire.
On October 19, 1969 Cobra 318 was forced to land from ground fire damage.
In November 1969 Cobra 318 was returned to the states for repairs.
In January 1972 repairs and upgrade of Cobra 318 were completed and she was assigned to Fort Hood Texas.
From May 1979 to December 1980 Cobra 318 was at the Bell Helicopter factory being modified to an "S" Model Cobra, Tank Killer.
July 1981 Cobra 318 was modified with an "Instructor's flight control boost system.
August 1981 Cobra 318 was assigned to Fort Rucker, Alabama and went into service teaching Army Aviators how to fly Cobras.
Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 29, 2010
2. Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter
In 1994 Cobra 318 was assigned to the Arizona National Guard in Marana, Arizona.
In May 2001 Cobra 318 was "Moth-Balled" at Fort Drum, New York where she was put up for adoption.
On October 21, 2002 Cobra 318 arrived here at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park.
A detailed history of Cobra 318 is available at the Park office.

 
Location. 41° 26.574′ N, 73° 42.505′ W. Marker is in Carmel, New York, in Putnam County. Marker can be reached from Gipsy Trail Road (New York State Route 41) one mile north of Carmel-Kent Cliffs Road (New York State Route 47), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel NY 10512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Putnam County Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); M-60A3 Main Battle Tank (a few steps from this marker); Putnam County's First Park (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of All Native American Veterans (approx. mile away); Philips Smith Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carver Bridge
Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
3. Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter
The marker is under the belly of the helicopter
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Baptist (approx. 1.8 miles away); Elisha Cole (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carmel.
 
Categories. Military
 
Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
4. Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter
Behind the helicopter is the Putnam County Veterans Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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