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AH-1W photos
Posted by eagle334 on Monday, March 17, 2003 11:17 AM
Does anyone know of good reference photos for the whiskey Cobra? The Cobra walkaround book has some but not a whole lot of the cockpit.

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Posted by FITTER on Monday, March 17, 2003 2:15 PM
IBTL
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 17, 2003 2:34 PM
Wayners,

Several web sites are available; not sure if you want just cockpit or other items. I found most of these in a few minutes by going to Google. Sorry, finding a cockpit photo is a real bear. Hope these sites help.

Wade

1. http://tri.army.mil/LC/CS/csa/aa.htm
2. http://www.aircav.com/cobra/ahgal12/ahgal12.html
3. http://www.navalhelicopterassn.org/photos.htm
4. http://www.concept-5.com/ballistic/ah1w.asp
5. http://www.gumnut.net/sapma/reference/pah1_1all.htm
6. http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/AWA1/401-500/walk438_Cobra_Smith/walk438.htm
7. http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/AWA1/001-100/walk005_AH-1W/walk005.htm
8. http://www.flightjournal.com/fj/gallery/cobra.asp
9. http://www55.tok2.com/home/oh1ninja/details/AH1W/AH1W_e.html
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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, March 17, 2003 4:01 PM
I don't know if this book is still available, but Aerofax Datagraph 4 Bell AH-1 Cobra variants has very good color & b&w photos of cockpits. Motorbooks INT. distributed it. Try them, or the publisher, Aerofax, Inc.P.O Box 200006 Arlington, Texas 76006, Phone 214 647 1105. Good luck.If you e-mail me with your e-mail, I'll try to scan and mail you some of the photos.
Lee

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Posted by FITTER on Monday, March 17, 2003 9:38 PM
If all else fails, click on MY link (above)...

FITTER out Black Eye [B)]
IBTL
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Posted by eagle334 on Monday, March 17, 2003 9:57 PM
Appreciate all the help.

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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 12:14 AM
Let's face it Wayne, you're not gonna finish the Whiskey Cobra by the deadline so just go up to Aviation World and buy a book. Or maybe you'll find one at the show! Wink [;)]

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Posted by Cobrahistorian on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 12:47 AM
Nuff said!

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Posted by eagle334 on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 12:31 PM
That will be just about enough out of you Mr. Blackwolfscd! Cut it out or I shall taunt you a second time. : )
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 10:14 PM
Mr. Wayners,

I release unpleasant oderiferous emanations in your general direction! Wink [;)]

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 7:32 PM
But Fitter,

Don't you have any cockpit photos?

Mk IVBig Smile [:D]

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 7:52 PM
FITTER, I feel kinda stupid asking this question, but is that an ejection handle in the pilot's cockpit photo? I know the military was debating the feasibility of giving the pilots the oppertunity to eject, but I'd never heard anymore of it. Thanks.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, March 20, 2003 4:28 AM
I don't think a ejection seat would work in a helicopter, unless the pilot wants a
quick haircut! LOL The rotor blades would deminish the efectiveness of the seat!
Lee

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 20, 2003 9:45 AM
I didn't think so either prowler. I've seen pics of people chopped up by helo blades. It isn't a pretty sight. The thing I heard about before was the possibility of shooting off the blades and then ejecting. It might work, but I wouldn't want to be the one to test it. LOL.

Semper Fi
Bryce
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Posted by FITTER on Thursday, March 20, 2003 9:54 AM
Good question. While ejection seats ARE feasible for use in rotary-wing aircraft (witness the Kamov Ka-52), the Cobra helicopters do no have this feature. The yellow handles you see are emergency canopy releases.

LMAO@MkIV! Something familiar about that name... hmmmm

FITTER out
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 22, 2003 10:36 AM
Actually the emergency canopy release is DET CORD embedded around the frame in a small groove. If the aircraft rolls on the side where the canopy door is located, the pilot can twist the canopy ejection handle and blow the windows out with the DET CORD shape charge. If that does not work, because of a break in teh DET CORD, each aircraft has a small hammer/knife to break the plexiglas and exit the aircraft.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 24, 2003 3:14 PM
The ah-1w super cobra is not equiped with ejection seats. It has been found nearly impossible to create a system that will release the blades to allow a clean ejection. Not even the new ah-1z cobra or camanche will have ejection seats. If they are under dead man's curve they are [expletive deleted --Ed.], pure and simple.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 2:56 PM
Sorry, folks, I had to edit the preceding post a bit; I'm sure the poster didn't mean to offend anybody. Please note the separate post I've just made regarding language in these forums: http://www.finescale.com/fsm/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1794
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