The AH-1G Cobra was the very first helicopter primarily developed for anti ground missions. AH-1G Cobras saw their combat premiere in Vietnam in 1967. The early machines can be recognized by the tail with port-side mounted tail rotor, later ones had the usual configuration of the tail rotor on the starboard side. The AH-1G became the first member of a really wide family of ground attack helicopters which keep on serving until these days. The G version fought in the Vietnam war, saw service in the skies of the USA, Western Europe and was also successfully exported abroad – the G models could be seen flying both in Spain and Israel.
And this is what you will find in our first boxing of the quarter scale Cobra kit – superbly detailed kit coming on as many as ten styrene sprues joined by one of clear parts, plus colour options for two machines of the Spanish Navy in fancy dark blue guise and another two, though in drab olive, which can boast themselves by taking part in introducing the idea of armed combat helicopters to the Israeli air force. Let us also mention that all these four airframes were fitted with the Vulcan cannon-based M35 weapon system carried along the sides of the fuselage (ammunition boxes) and under the port-side stub wing (the cannon itself).
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