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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Cobra Helicopter

 
 
The Cobra Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
1. The Cobra Helicopter Marker
Inscription. The AH-1 Cobra is an anti-armor close support/attack helicopter. The Cobra is powered by a General Electric T-700-GE-401 turboshaft engine. The Cobra is 58 long, has a wingspan of 10-7”, and is 14-2” in height. The AH-1 flies at 175 MPH and a ceiling of 15,000. It can carry a wide range of armaments, from the barreled 20mm cannon to tow or hellfire air-to-ground missiles, 7 or 9 shot 70mm rocket pods, to the AIM-9 and Maverick missiles.

The Cobra is fast, heavily armed, and highly maneuverable. It has proven to be a powerful combatant since it beginning in 1965.
 
Location. 34° 48.734′ N, 87° 37.445′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Veterans Park Drive 0.2 miles east of South Cox Creek Parkway (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located north of the Veterans Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 75mm Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant Colonel R. Edward Yeilding (a few steps from this marker); Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); The Phantom
The Cobra Helicopter image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
2. The Cobra Helicopter
(a few steps from this marker); “Gooney Bird” Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); 16” Projectile (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Leslie Michael (within shouting distance of this marker); W.W. II Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Bell AH-1 Cobra. The Bell AH-1 Cobra (company designation: Model 209) is a two-blade, single engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It was developed using the engine, transmission and rotor system of the Bell's UH-1 Iroquois. The AH-1 is also referred to as the Huey Cobra or Snake. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
The Cobra Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 26, 2009
3. The Cobra Helicopter Marker
The Cobra Helicopter image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 26, 2009
4. The Cobra Helicopter
The Cobra Helicopter image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
5. The Cobra Helicopter
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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