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AH-1Z Viper

AH-1Z Viper helicopter
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An AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303 pictured in flight. The AH-1Z Viper is the latest iteration of the AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter.

Improvements over the AH-1W include:
  • 4-blade main and tail rotors (AH-1W only has two)
  • hingeless rotor blades made from advanced composites with improved ballistic protection
  • longer stub wings allowing for carrying an increased weapons payload
    (16 AGM-114 hellfire missiles - 8 more than the AH-1W)
  • integrated avionics system (IAS)
  • "Top Owl" helmet-mounted sight and display system
  • 3rd-gneration FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared)
The AH-1Z is currently due to enter service with the United States Marines Corps in 2011
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher O'Quin) (Released)

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