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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

AH-1 Huey Cobra Helicopter

 
 
AH-1Huey Cobra Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
1. AH-1Huey Cobra Helicopter Marker
Inscription.  Attack helicopters came into widespread use in the mid sixties and chalked up over a million hours in Vietnam. The AH stands for attack helicopter. The original Cobra retained the Huey's engine, transmission and other major parts, but replaced the Huey's bulky fuselage with a thin profiled fuselage with tandem seating. The primary missions of the Cobra were close support, air escort, armed reconnaissance, air-to-air attack and anti-shipping operations. The rear seat pilot maneuvers the aircraft while the front pilot controls the weapons systems as well as being co-pilot. The Cobra is equipped with a 20mm cannon in the nose turret, XM-18 mini-guns and dual 70mm rocket pods. This helicopter was one of the deadliest and most accurate weapons of the era, delivering four thousand rounds per minute with pinpoint accuracy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 41° 55.522′ N, 83° 22.116′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on North Dixie Highway 0.4 miles
AH-1Huey Cobra Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
2. AH-1Huey Cobra Helicopter Marker
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south of Interstate 75, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1095 N Dixie Hwy, Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial Sidewalk (a few steps from this marker); The "Huey" Helicopter (within shouting distance of this marker); British Victory at Frenchtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam P.O.W.'s and M.I.A's Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Hidden Casualities of War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Women Who Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Sky Pilot" (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
AH-1Huey Cobra Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
3. AH-1Huey Cobra Helicopter Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Last updated on April 27, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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