The Bell AH-1 Cobra is a two-bladed, single engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It shares a common engine, transmission and rotor system with the older UH-1 Iroquois. The AH-1 is also referred to as the HueyCobra or Snake.The AH-1 was the backbone of the United States Army's attack helicopter fleet, but has been replaced by the AH-64 Apache in Army service. Upgraded versions continue to fly with the militaries of several other nations. The AH-1 twin engine versions remain in service with United States Marine Corps (USMC) as the service's primary attack helicopter.
The AH-1G HueyCobra is the main attack helicopter of American and South Vietnamese Forces and is often seen alongside the UH-1 Iroquois. It seats two players, one pilot who controls the straight-firing rockets, and gunner who mans the machine gun and Sidewinder heat-seeking missiles.
The Cobra is very versatile, being fast, easy to operate and effective against most enemies; rockets can take care of ground vehicles and helicopters (to some extent), the machine gun disposes of infantry and the heat-seeking missiles can destroy helicopters and even jet fighters in some cases. Its slim shape can also aid in dodging incoming fire more easily.