Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Postby TonyO on Sun 20 May 2012, 10:19 pm

Just a few shots of a recent favourite subject of mine, the AH-1W Cobra and its replacement the AH-1Z Viper in a range of locations but mainly from Afghanistan, Camp Pendleton and the Yuma ranges during Exercise Scorpion Fire. These aircraft are from a range of units, including HMLA-267 'Stingers,' HMLA-269 'Gunrunners,' HMLAT-303 'Atlas' and HMLA-367 'Scarface.'

First up, a handful from Afghanistan...

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Camp Pendleton and 'Scorpion Fire'

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And finally one of 23 AH-1Z in the inventory...

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Re: Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Postby Flare Path on Sun 20 May 2012, 10:42 pm

Superb! :clap:
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Re: Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Postby RickIngham on Sun 20 May 2012, 10:43 pm

Awesome stuff you lucky man! :clap: ...still don't think they can compete with 670sqn Squirrels! :loser:
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Postby POD on Sun 20 May 2012, 11:00 pm

Nice :topbombing:
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Postby Bartek on Mon 21 May 2012, 7:01 am

Great! Lucky you!
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Postby Maisie on Mon 21 May 2012, 9:08 am

Brilliant stuff (again) Tony, would have loved to have gone when I was in the RAF.
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Postby nigelblake on Mon 21 May 2012, 9:14 am

Lovely shots! :clap: That front cockpit looks like a tight fit!
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Postby Mark K on Mon 21 May 2012, 10:14 am

Great set mate, Your Afghan stuff is always good to look at. Those Vipers look rather nice!
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Postby toom317 on Mon 21 May 2012, 10:37 am

Some nice pics there, and the first one shows what looks like a very cramped office space.
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Re: Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Postby DILLIGAF on Mon 21 May 2012, 12:50 pm

Excellent shots of a rare beast to these shores. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby Wes_Howes on Mon 21 May 2012, 2:09 pm

Lovely stuff Tony, those Zulus don't look right with a 4 blade main rotor
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Postby chilts on Mon 21 May 2012, 3:22 pm

Beauties Tony :clap: :clap:
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Re: Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Postby Koen L on Mon 21 May 2012, 3:29 pm

Lovely shots. I think the Zulu really destroys the nice lines of the Whiskey Cobras though.
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Postby RichPittman on Mon 21 May 2012, 3:50 pm

Well done on a super selection Tony!
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Re: Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Postby Tim Laurence on Mon 21 May 2012, 5:06 pm

Really good set of pics Tony, especially the ones from Camp Pendleton and the AH-1Z

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Postby IanOlder on Mon 21 May 2012, 7:53 pm

Wow, pretty much every angle covered there Tony. Very nice :clap:
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Postby hornet on Mon 21 May 2012, 8:38 pm

I like this chopper ! What a beast !

Amazing set, really ! :drool:
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Re: Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Postby Hanzi on Tue 22 May 2012, 1:50 pm

:clap: :clap: superb Pics here
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Postby Vixen1 on Tue 22 May 2012, 2:02 pm

What a superb set. One thing that has never changed with the Snake is the tiny front cockpit. The 1Z is a real beast but I'd bet it doesn't sound as good.
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Re: Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Postby SamP on Tue 22 May 2012, 2:08 pm

Very nice indeed! Love the 3rd air-to-air shot. :clap:
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Postby RoverDriver on Tue 22 May 2012, 5:33 pm

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Re: Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Postby BatmanIX on Wed 23 May 2012, 7:20 pm

Outstanding Marine!

Hoping for some of that in October. :rock:

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Re: Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Postby NicovanRemmerden on Wed 23 May 2012, 8:06 pm

Awesome Shots Tony!!! Well done


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Re: Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

Postby Flare Path on Wed 23 May 2012, 11:39 pm

Super photos, Tony. :clap:

Thanks for sharing.
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