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
[The new marker text is essentially the same as the former marker (which is transcribed), with the exception of numerals (added in brackets) instead of written numbers]
Erected by Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military • War, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
Location. 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. Located on the Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Facility. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annville PA 17003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); M4A3 Sherman Tank (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Company G, 112th Infantry, and Service Troop, 104th Cavalry, War Memorial (about 500 feet away); M46 Patton Tank (about 500 feet away); M60A3 Patton Tank (about 500 feet away); M113A2 APC (about 600 feet away); M1/IPM1 Abrams Tank (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Indiantown Gap.
Also see . . .
1. AH-1 F Cobra
2. AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter on YouTube. (Submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum. (Submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,460 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on October 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on February 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.