What do you think this Crazy Air Attack – Helicopter Door Gunners / Airstrikes With The UH-1Y Venom & AH-1Z Viper video?
U.S. Marine Corps along with AH-1Z Viper’s and UH-1Y Venom’s conduct an Offensive Air Support during Weapons and Tactics Instructors (WTI) course 1-17 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif. U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper’s, UH-1Y Venom’s, engage designated targets with the support of Marines with Weapons Company, during an offensive air support exercise.
►The Bell AH-1Z Viper is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on the AH-1W SuperCobra, that was developed for the United States Marine Corps as part of the H-1 upgrade program. The AH-1Z features a four-blade, bearingless, composite main rotor system, uprated transmission, and a new target sighting system. The AH-1Z, one of the latest members of the prolific Huey family, is also called "Zulu Cobra", in reference to its variant letter based on the military phonetic alphabet.
►The Bell UH-1Y Venom (also called Super Huey) is a twin-engine, medium-sized utility helicopter, built by Bell Helicopter as part of the United States Marine Corps’ H-1 upgrade program. The helicopter is also called Yankee for its variant letter, Y.
The UH-1Y is currently in full-rate production to replace the USMC’s aging fleet of UH-1N Twin Huey light utility helicopters first introduced in the early 1970s. The UH-1Y was to have been remanufactured from UH-1Ns, but in 2005, it was approved for the aircraft to be built as new.
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