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AH-1 “Whiskey Cobra” Heliocopter

 
 
AH-1 "Whiskey Cobra" Heliocopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
1. AH-1 "Whiskey Cobra" Heliocopter Marker
Inscription. This AH-1F Cobra Tail number 67-15506 was purchased by the United States Army in February of 1968. Between April and July of that year the helicopter took part in various duties at Fort Worth, Fort Still and Fort Belvoir. In August of 1968 the Cobra was deployed to Vietnam where it assisted in the war until June 1969. After Vienam the Cobra was utilized for Bailment at Fort Hood, Texas where the Cobra resided until April 1983 and was then relocated to Fort Drum until June 1992. The next leg of its journey came in September of 1992 where the Cobra was used by the Army National Guard in Corpus Christi, Texas for the Aurora Company until 1997. It was during this time that the helicopted was in Desert Storm. The in 1997 the Cobra was retired from its tour of duty and underwent restoration in preparation for its last endeavor. On June 2, 2003 this historic "Whiskey Cobra" helicopter reached its final destination here in Eden, New York where the Cobra will be used as a Static Display in our community for generations to come.

[separate panel post] AH-1 "Whiskey Cobra" Specifications
Type: Two-seat attack helicopter
Powerplant: One General Electric T700-GE-401 turbo shafts, each rated at 1,723shp.
Maximum speed: 219 m.p.h.
Hover ceiling: 14,750 ft.
Range: 365 mi., Weights: Empty 10,215 lb; Loaded 14,750 lb.
Weapons:
AH-1 "Whiskey Cobra" Heliocopter Specifications image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
2. AH-1 "Whiskey Cobra" Heliocopter Specifications
One M197 20-mm cannon in undernose turret and four under wing hard points for guided anti-armor, air-to-air missles, Minigun pods or unguided high explosive rockets.
Dimensions: Rotor diameter 48 ft., Fuselage length 45 ft. 6 in., Height 13 ft. 6 in., Rotor disc area 1,809 sq, ft.

[center stone] "Wars are fought with weapons, but won by men" George S. Patton
 
Erected by American Legion.
 
Location. 42° 39.724′ N, 78° 53.471′ W. Marker is in Eden, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Legion Drive and North Main Street (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling east on Legion Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2912 Legion Drive, Eden NY 14057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quaker Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hill's Corners (approx. mile away); Col. Asa Warren (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dedicated to the Honor and Sacrifice (approx. 0.8 miles away); Samuel Tubbs (approx. 1.5 miles away); In God We Trust (approx. 3.6 miles away); First Settler (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eden.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, Vietnam
 
Center Stone image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
3. Center Stone
AH-1 "Whiskey Cobra" Heliocopter image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
4. AH-1 "Whiskey Cobra" Heliocopter
AH-1 "Whiskey Cobra" Heliocopter image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
5. AH-1 "Whiskey Cobra" Heliocopter
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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