Sunday, September 6, 2009

AH-1W Super Cobra wallpapers

An AH-1W Super Cobra from the "Thunder Chickens" of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced) performs a low altitude surveillance pass during a visit, board, search and seizure drill aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43

PERSIAN GULF (March 9, 2008) An AH-1W Super Cobra assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 166 (REIN) warms up its engine before taking off from the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).
Not a lot of rotary-winged color birds out there. I'm a huge fan of -267 as well, as they used to be the RAG for Marine OV-10s

As much as I'm against helo pilots using valuable training time playing fighter pilot (the Marines have scored TWO air-to-air kills since the Korean War, and one of those was an F-15 exchange pilot), I've got to admit that that AIM-9 looks cool as hell on the already mean-looking Whiskey Cobras.
A US Marine Corps AH-1W "Cobra" rests midday on the "TacAir South" general-aviation ramp at Lovell Field my favourite gunship of all time

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 (HMLA-267) "Stingers" is a United States Marine Corps helicopter squadron consisting of AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters and UH-1N Huey utility helicopters. The squadron is based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 39 (MAG-39) and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW).


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