The AH-1 Cobra is an anti-armor close support/attack helicopter. The Cobra is powered by a General Electric T-700-GE-401 turboshaft engine. The Cobra is 58' long,has a wingspan of 10'-7", and is 14'-2" in height. The AH-1 flies at 175 MPH and a ceiling of 15,000'. It can carry a wide range of armaments, from the barreled20mm cannon to tow or hellfire air-to-ground missiles, 7 or 9 shot 70mm rocket pods, to the AIM-9 and Maverick missiles.
The Cobra is fast, heavily armed, and highly maneuverable. It has proven to be a powerful combatant since it beginning in 1965.