USMC AH-1W SuperCobra
@ San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, CA
A pair of SuperCobras attended the now-defunct Vertical Challenge helicopter airshow that was put on by the Hiller Aviation Museum. The Army started receiving their Cobras in 1967 but the Marines preferred a twin-engine version for improved safety in over-water operations, and also wanted a more potent turret-mounted weapon. The first USMC variant of the venerable Cobra first flew in 1969. The AH-1W is the backbone of the United States Marine Corps’s attack helicopter fleet. Nikon D70s w/80-200mm, processed with Aperture.