Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter

Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter (HMP1N)

Location: Carmel, NY 10512 Putnam County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 26.574', W 73° 42.505'

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AH-1G/S/F Helicopter
Length: 53'
Weight: 8,404 lbs.
Payload: 2500 lbs.
Range: 359 miles
Cruise Speed: 138mph
· Although a 1966 model this helicopter was purchased by the US Army in November 1967.
· Cobra 318 arrived in Vietnam in the beginning of Feb. 1968
· Feb. 12th, 1968 Cobra 318 was damaged in a mortar attack and sent back to the states for repairs.
· May 1969 repairs were completed and she was returned to Vietnam.
· August 24th 1969 Cobra 318 sustained "Extensive Combat Damage"
· In Early September repairs were completed in Vietnam and Cobra 318 was reassigned to another combat unit.
· On September 11th Cobra 318 was hit from ground fire.
· On October 19, 1969 Cobra 318 was forced to land from ground fire damage.
· In November 1969 Cobra 318 was returned to the states for repairs.
· In January 1972 repairs and upgrade of Cobra 318 were completed and she was assigned to Fort Hood Texas.
· From May 1979 to December 1980 Cobra 318 was at the Bell Helicopter factory being modified to an "S" Model Cobra, Tank Killer.
· July 1981 Cobra 318 was modified with an "Instructor's flight control boost system.
· August 1981 Cobra 318 was assigned to Fort Rucker, Alabama and went into service teaching Army Aviators how to fly Cobras.
· In 1994 Cobra 318 was assigned to the Arizona National Guard in Marana, Arizona.
· In May 2001 Cobra 318 was "Moth-Balled" at Fort Drum, New York where she was put up for adoption.
· On October 21, 2002 Cobra 318 arrived here at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park.
A detailed history of Cobra 318 is available at the Park office.
HM NumberHMP1N
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 607894 N 4588730
Decimal Degrees41.44290000, -73.70841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 26.574', W 73° 42.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 26' 34.44" N, 73° 42' 30.30" W
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Area Code(s)845, 914, 203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1600 Lt Michael Neuner Ct, Carmel NY 10512, US
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