Bell AH-1 SuperCobra

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Bell AH-1 Cobra
Ah-1 vietnam firebase.png
Type Helicopter, Military helicopter
  • Jack Mermod (3D, FDM, Nasal, Shaders)
  • Simon Lister (3D, Textures, Effects)
  • Layne Bush (Instrumentation)
  • Heiko Schulz
--aircraft= AH-1
Status Development
Forum 'Bell AH-1 Cobra' topic on the FlightGear forum.
License Freeware license violation (see forum topic)
This aircraft is NOT available under the GNU GPL 2, the primary license of the FlightGear project. This means that parts cannot be reused in the official FlightGear repositories.
Wikipedia Bell AH-1 SuperCobra This is a link to a Wikipedia article

The Bell AH-1 SuperCobra is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on the US Army's single-engine AH-1 Cobra.

The Cobra is an agile helicopter that was designed for the sole purpose of destroying ground targets and protecting friendly ground forces. The AH-1 Cobra was brought into service in 1967 and is still in use by the United States Marine Corps and many other Nations.

Some older single engine Cobras have been converted into "Firewatch" Cobras for use by the United States Forest Service for fighting forest fires.

Note the slim profile of the AH-1, making it a difficult target for small arms fire.

Heads Up Display

Ah-1 hud.png

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Function
w Rotate gun turret up
a Rotate gun turret left
s Rotate gun turret down
d Rotate gun turret right
} Start engine
{ Shutdown engine
e Fire gun
f Dispense countermeasures (chaff and flares)
n Apply rotor brake
Shift+N Toggle rotor brake
Ctrl+C Toggle SAS


Propulsion Two T700-GE-700 turboshaft engines (1,680 shp/1,300 kW each)
Crew Two (pilot, CPG)
Length 44’-7” (13.6 m)
Height 13’-5” (4.1 m)
Wing Span 10’-9” (3.3 m)
Maximum Gross Weights 14,750 lb (6,690 kg) excluding fuel weight
Service Ceiling 12,200 ft (3,720 m)
Vertical Rate of Climb (MRP) 1,620 ft/min (8.23 m/s)
Maximum Rate of Climb (IRP) 1,925 ft/min (9.78 m/s)
Maximum Level Flight Speed 170 kt
Cruise Speed (MCP) 142 kt
Range 311 NM (Internal fuel)
  • M197 20mm Turret Gun
  • 70mm (2.75 inch) Rockets
  • AGM-114 Hellfire
  • AGM-122 Sidearm
  • AIM-9 Sidewinder
  • BMG-71 TOW

Development status


  • 3D [Nearly Complete]
  • FDM [Complete]
  • Systems [Lacking]

To do

  • Fully interactive cockpit
  • Complete startup procedure
  • Tally damages to the airframe and respond with system failures and engine fire
  • Working Weapons system
  • Implement Tracking AIM-9 system
  • Add walker
  • Re-implement multiple livery system
  • Find a high quality sound for the gun
  • Devise a laser guided missile system
  • Fully implement countermeasures


  • Cockpit is not yet textured
  • Cockpit is not yet animated [In Progress]
  • Many instruments have not yet been added
  • Bump Map is incomplete [Removed]
  • Weapons are not activated yet
  • Liveries do not transmit over multiplayer
  • Canopy animations do not show over multiplayer
  • Fuel consumption not yet simulated

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