AH-1W Super Cobra
Photos taken at Airshow August '99
These photos were all taken by Steve Filak
Descriptions below provided by Chris Teet
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|1||the vertical bar between the lenses of the Telescopic Sight Unit is yet another part of the cable-cutting system designed to deflect the cables away from the TSU.||3||4|
up of the starboard exhaust diffuser. These assemblies are designed to
dampen the heat signature created by the exhaust of the helicopter's twin
General Electric T700-GE-401 engines.
of the tail rotor base showing one of the linkages.
angled shot from the port-side aft of the helicopter showing the exhaust
diffusers of both the engines. The red coverings are to keep foreign
objects out of the diffusers when the aircraft is not in use or in
|an angled shot off the starboard bow of the helicopter with the decorative nose art. One thing you can see in this picture, despite the poor lighting, is the width of the main rotor blades. The AH-1W has rather wide main rotor blades, the tips of which curve in the direction of their rotation to give them some streamlining.||
shot of the helicopter from the starboard-side aft showing the main and tail
rotors. Note the tie-down straps used to keep the main rotors in place when the
aircraft is in transport.