USMC to FINALLY deploy Zulu model Cobras

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by scoutpilot, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    Probably one of the most mismanaged procurement efforts of our time, but it's nice to see the old snakes finally getting replaced and overhauled. Having had to help Marine aircrews with broken Cobras in theater, I can say the W model was a bit long in the tooth. The Z adds a nice capability boost, especially with that new rotor hub.

    The snake is still one of the prettiest helicopter designs around. I doubt the Viper name will ever stick.

    http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/awst/2011/01/10/AW_01_10_2011_p42-279769.xml
     
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    -Bull- 5-Year Member

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    Great to here they're finally being rolled out.

    This quote was probably my favorite of the entire article:

     

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