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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

 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located in Cobb Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Ida Grove IA 51445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Stark Anchor (a few steps from this marker); CGM-13B Mace Missile (a few steps from this marker); Ida County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
AH-1 Cobra Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 24, 2017
2. AH-1 Cobra Helicopter Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. 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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