Snakes Alive! - AH-1W Cobras

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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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The AH-1Z looks so smart! Lovely stuff Tony.

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Superb! :clap:

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Awesome stuff you lucky man! :clap: ...still don't think they can compete with 670sqn Squirrels! :loser:

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Nice :topbombing:
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Great! Lucky you!

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Brilliant stuff (again) Tony, would have loved to have gone when I was in the RAF.
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Lovely shots! :clap: That front cockpit looks like a tight fit!

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Great set mate, Your Afghan stuff is always good to look at. Those Vipers look rather nice!

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Some nice pics there, and the first one shows what looks like a very cramped office space.
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Excellent shots of a rare beast to these shores. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Lovely stuff Tony, those Zulus don't look right with a 4 blade main rotor

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Beauties Tony :clap: :clap:

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Lovely shots. I think the Zulu really destroys the nice lines of the Whiskey Cobras though.

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Well done on a super selection Tony!
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Really good set of pics Tony, especially the ones from Camp Pendleton and the AH-1Z

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Wow, pretty much every angle covered there Tony. Very nice :clap:

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I like this chopper ! What a beast !

Amazing set, really ! :drool:
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:clap: :clap: superb Pics here

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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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Very nice indeed! Love the 3rd A2A shot. :clap:

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Outstanding Marine!

Hoping for some of that in October. :rock:

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Awesome Shots Tony!!! Well done


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Super photos, Tony. :clap:

Thanks for sharing.

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