In 1965 Mike Folse, a Bell Helicopter engineer from 1954 to 1971, said that he designed the Bell AH-1 Cobra in an act of desperation. Less than six months later, the Cobra prototype made its maiden flight at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter field, launching a new breed of military helicopters. Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com
In 1965 Mike Folse, a Bell Helicopter engineer from 1954 to 1971, said that he designed the Bell AH-1 Cobra in an act of desperation. Less than six months later, the Cobra prototype made its maiden flight at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter field, launching a new breed of military helicopters. Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

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50 years later, Bell’s Cobra helicopter still going strong

September 07, 2015 8:18 AM

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