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January 26, 2004

Super Cobra Getting Salty

With one aircraft in International Falls (MN)undergoing cold weather evaluation flights (and it doesn't get much colder than in International Falls) and the other two conducting test flights at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (MD), the AH-1Z test fleet exceeded 1,000 flight hours last week. The AH-1Z Super Cobra is the attack helicopter component of the Marine Corps' H-1 Upgrade program to remanufacture the existing AH-1W SuperCobra and UH-1N twin-engine Huey into the 84 percent identical AH-1Z and UH-1Y configurations.

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