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Ida Grove in Ida County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

AH-1 Cobra Helicopter

United States Army

 
 
AH-1 Cobra Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 24, 2017
1. AH-1 Cobra Helicopter Marker
Inscription.  

The Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter was the world's
first dedicated armed attack helicopter.
Due to its speed, armament and maneuverability
it proved itself a powerful combatant
during the Vietnam Conflict.
The two-bladed single engine chopper
was flown by a pilot and co-pilot gunner.
Its max speed was
171 mph; range: 395 miles;
and armament:
1 - 3-barreled 20mm mini-gun
4-8 air TOW missiles
7-19 rockets
1 - 40mm grenade launcher

Property of the United States Army

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 42° 21.107′ N, 95° 28.414′ W. Marker is in Ida Grove, Iowa, in Ida County. Marker is on U.S. 59 0.1 miles west of Ida Grove Dr. Marker is located in Cobb Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ida Grove IA 51445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Stark Anchor (a few steps from this marker); CGM-13B Mace Missile (a few steps from this marker);
AH-1 Cobra Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 24, 2017
2. AH-1 Cobra Helicopter Marker
Ida County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Holstein Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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