Amazing facts about Bell AH-1Z Viper; the Attack helicopter

The Bell AH-1Z Viper was designed as an improvement on the AH-1W SuperCobra in order to replace it as the new attack helicopter for the US Army’s US Marine Corps division. The Bell AH-1Z Viper was designed and manufactured being a part of the US Army’s H-1 Upgrade Program.

The Bell AH-1Z Viper presents a design of four-blade rotor system that is bearingless and has a main composite system along with an uprated transmission system that also is equipped with state of the art target sighting system.

The Bell AH-1Z Viper is the part of the prolific family of Bell Huey and is nicknamed as Zulu Cobra taking the Z in its name.

For our readers today, we have gathered a few of the amazing facts about Bell AH-1Z Viper; the attack helicopter.


The Bell AH-1Z Viper is the only attack helicopter in the US Army or for that matter in the history of the rotary-winged aircraft that is compatible to have a wide range of ordnance. At the moment, the Bell AH-1Z Viper is the only helicopter in the world that has the ability to be equipped with air-to-air missiles that are easily able to tackle of an attack from the air-to-ground anti-armor weapons. With this feature alone, the Bell AH-1Z Viper holds a special place in the army where it can be a great combat asset in multiple combat scenarios anywhere on the planet.


The front and the rear gals cockpit of the Bell AH-1Z Viper is nearly identical, which when equipped with its state of the art target identification and sight systems allow it to have the longest range at the highest possible accuracy for any other attack helicopter present in the world. The cockpit design coupled with its targeting systems allows the pilots of this attack helicopters to lock in on the enemy aircraft easily even before the enemy lays their eyes on the Bell AH-1Z Viper.


The cost for a single one of the Bell AH-1Z Viper is about 30 million dollars but it is very little considering the amazing firepower and the reduced maintenance costs over the course of its useful life.

The Bell AH-1Z Viper shares nearly 81 percent of its parts with the utility helicopter named Bell UH-1Y Venom. The parts that both these helicopters share are as follows.

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