4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, TX 75001 | 972-380-8800 | Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am - 5pm, Sun: 11am - 5pm | Admission: Adults: $10, Seniors & Military: $8, Children(4-12): $5

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The Bell Model 209 Cobra series of attack helicopter was developed from the proven Model 204 (UH-1B/C Iriquois). Combining the basic transmission, rotor system, and engine with a new streamlined fuselage designed for maximum speed, armament load, and crew efficiency; produced an armed helicopter purpose-built for close air support/attack roles.

The Model 209 prototype first flew on September 7, 1965. The AH-1G Huey Cobra a single engine version for the United States Army went into production in 1966. The AH-1J Sea Cobra, a twin engine version, for the United States Marine Corps went into production in 1968. By 1975, a total of 69 Sea Cobras were in the Marine Corps. inventory. Modifications to the Cobra series for both the Army and Marines have continued over the years with improved capability, performance, reliability, and survivability. The latest in the series is the AH-1W Super Cobra which went into service with the Marines in 1986.

The Sea Cobra on display, Bureau Number 159220, is a AH-1J built by Bell Helicopter Company and accepted by the Marine Corps.

This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps located in Quantico, Virginia.



ENGINE Pratt & Whitney T400-CP-400 twin engine turboshaft, developing 1,800 s.h.p.
ARMAMENT One, M-197 three-barrel 20mm Gatling Gun in under-nose turret and external stores for: up to 14, 2.75" rockets or 8, 5" rockets, or 2, AIM-9 Sidewinder Missiles, Minigun pods, etc.
LENGTH 44 feet, 7 inches
HEIGHT 13 feet, 8 inches
MAX TAKEOFF WEIGHT 10,000 pounds
MAXIMUM SPEED 207 m.p.h.
RANGE 359 miles
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The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America's aviation heritage; the museum fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically-significant, vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation.



4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, TX 75001  [Map] (North of Downtown Dallas)

Phone Number: 972-380-8800

Hours: Mon - Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sun: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Admission: Adults: $10.00 Seniors & Military: $8.00 Children (4 - 12): $5.00 Children 3 & Under: Free

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