About the AH-1W SuperCobra:
An ancestor of the Vietnam-era AH-1 “Cobra”, the SuperCobra has now been in service for several decades. Developed in the 1980’s, the SuperCobra provided a versatile air support and attack helicopter for the US Marine Corps. This aircraft’s primary weapon is one 20mm 3-barreled Gatling gun. However, the options for secondary armaments is what makes the SuperCobra indispensable. It can fulfill many roles ranging from air support for troops all the way to anti-armor capabilities.
The AH-1 SuperCobra has been deployed in recent conflicts including the Iran-Iraq and the Gulf War. None were lost during the Gulf War with seventy-eight deployed and flying a total of 1,273 missions. Current countries operating the SuperCobra include Iran, United States, Turkey and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
- Crew: 2 (Pilot, co-pilot/gunner)
- Units built: 1,271
- Powerplant: 2 x General Electric T700-401 turboshaft
- Maximum speed: 190 knots (218 mph)
- Range: 365 mi
- Armament: 20 mm M1917 3-barreled Gatling cannon in the A/A49E-7 turret (750 rounds ammo capacity), 2.75 in Hydra 70 or APKWS II rockets; 5 in Zuni rockets – 8 rockets in two 4-round LAU-10D/A launchers, TOW missiles – up to 8 missiles mounted on two 4-round XM65 missile launchers, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles – up to 8 missiles mounted in two 4-round M272 missile launchers, AIM-9 Sidewinder anti-aircraft missiles – 1 mounted on each outboard hardpoint
Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:
The AH-1W SuperCobra kit comes with the following features:
- Historically accurate tan on tan camouflage pattern used by US Marine "Whiskey" Cobras during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
- Two custom printed Cobra pilot mini figures
- Custom printed instrument panels, Zuni Rocket pods, and flare dischargers
- Complete load-out includes Zuni Rocket pods, Hellfire Missiles and optional TOW Racks
- Vinyl sticker sheet included
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
- Designed by Daniel Siskind
- Includes 629 genuine new-condition elements
- Intermediate Skill Level
NOTE: Due to the extreme rarity of several parts in this kit, it is very unlikely that additional batches of this kit will be made.
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.