50th anniversary of the first flight of the Cobra attack copter

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, launchi
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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, launchi

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

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