Help Us Restore this Cobra, as we honor the ones who flew them in times gone by.
On March 11, 1966, Bell helicopter won the competition to meet the Army’s immediate need for an attack helicopter. 50 years later, we are seeking to bring this specific aircraft you see above, back to life, so we can fly it during our 2017 flying season as the 50th Anniversary Cobra.
Cobra Serial #66-15295 (sitting in our hangar, above) flew approximately 1742 combat hours in Vietnam , with assignments to D troop 229th Aviation Battalion, A troop 7th Squadron 17th Calvary and the 361st Assault Helicopter Company and participated in Desert Storm with C troop 2/17th Cavalry. It will be configured with a curved canopy and weapons systems initially installed on the aircraft.