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AH-1G Huey Cobra (VUSBX01)
AH-1G Hueycobra (VUSBX01)
with one AH-1G Hueycobra, M200 & M157 rocket launcher option, Twin M200 rocket launcher option, M195 20mm MG & M157 rocket launcher option, one plastic rotor sprue, one flight stand, four magnets and one helicopter decal sheet.

The Hogs validated the concept of helicopter gunships leading Bell to design a purpose-built gunship version. The US Army turned them down in favour of a planned heavy gunship that could do just about everything. The unworkable complexity of their design and the accelerating war in Vietnam changed their mind forcing them to accept the lightweight Bell design as the AH-1G Hueycobra.

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AH-1G Huey Cobra (VUSBX01)
The Hueycobra was mechanically similar to the UH-1, but placed the pilots in tandem, one behind the other, in a narrow, streamlined cockpit. Normally the pilot in the front cockpit controlled the chinmounted gun turret while the rear pilot flew the helicopter and fired the wingmounted armament. It was considerably faster than the Hog and could carry a lot more armament.

The Hueycobra was introduced in 1968, and by April 1969 over half of the 680 helicopters in Vietnam were Cobras. The Hueycobra continued to serve until 1999 when 25th Aviation Battalion retired the last Cobras in US Army service.


Below: The AH-1G decal sheet.

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External Weapon Loads For The AH-1G Hueycobra
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AH-1G Gatling Cobra
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The basic AH-1G Hueycobra had both
an M134 minigun and an M129 grenade launcher in its chin turret, combined with both M157 and M200 19-barrelled rocket launchers on each stub wing.
Aerial rocket artillery batteries replaced the UH-1B Heavy Hog with a similarly armed Hueycobra. This retained the chin turret and carried four M200 19-barrelled rocket launchers.
Some Hueycobras replaced the inboard rocket launchers with an M195 six-barrelled 20mm gatling gun on the left stub wing. Twin belly canisters held 950 rounds of ammunition.
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The AH-1G Hueycobra in Flames Of War Vietnam
    Armour  
Team
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower

AH-1G Hueycobra Gunship
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M134 minigun MG 16"/40cm 6 2 6 Chin turret, Cannot fire with M129 grenade launcher.
M129 grenade launcher MG
16"/40cm 4
3
4+
Chin turret, Cannot fire with M134 machine-gun.
M200 & M157 rocket launcher
24"/60cm
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4
4+
42 tubes.
AH-1G Gatling Cobra Gunship
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M134 minigun MG 16"/40cm 6
2
6
Chin turret, Cannot fire with M129 grenade launcher.
M129 grenade launcher MG 16"/40cm 4
3
4+
Chin turret, Cannot fire with M134 machine-gun.
M195 20mm machine-gun 24"/60cm 5
5
5+
Hull-mounted.
M157 rocket launcher 24"/60cm -
4
4+
14 tubes, One use.
AH-1G Heavy Cobra Gunship -
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M134 minigun MG 16"/40cm 6
2
6
Chin turret, Cannot fire with M129 grenade launcher.
M129 grenade launcher MG 16"/40cm 4
3
4
Chin turret, Cannot fire with M134 machine-gun.
Twin M200 rocket launcher
24"/60cm -
4
4
76 tubes.
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AH-1G Huey Cobra (VUSBX01)
The AH-1G Hueycobra Specifications

Crew: 2
Weight: 2.6 tonnes
Length: Fuselage 13.5m (44’ 5”) Overall 16.2m (53’ 2”)
Width: 3.2m (10’ 4”)
Height: 4.1m (13’ 6”)
Rotor: 13.4m (44’)
Engine: Lycoming T53 (1100 shp)
Speed: 275 km/h (149 knots, 171 mph)
Rate of Climb: 8.5ms-1 (1680 ft/min)
Range: 580 km (360 miles)

Left: The AH-1G on the flight stand.

Designed by Evan Allen
Rotor sprue & flight stand designed by Casey Davies
Painted by Casey Davies
AH-1G Huey Cobra (VUSBX01)
The Plastic Flight Stand & Rotors
Included in the box set are the plastic flight stand and rotors. Both of which are much improved designs over previous versions. The flight stand is much stronger and more stable than the previous version and can not only be used with just the Hueycobra but other Flames Of War aircraft too. The plastic rotors have been designed to be much lighter the previous versions and easier to assemble and attach to the miniature using the rare earth magnets included in the box set.
Below: The plastic flight stand sprue.
Below: The fully-assembled flight stand.
Below: The plastic rotor sprue.
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Below: The fully-assembled Hueycobra main rotor.
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Painting The AH-1G Hueycobra
Jeff Brooks takes you through a complete paint job of the AH-1G Hueycobra, focusing on using basic hobby fundamentals to produce a good result without using overly complex or difficult techniques.
Flames Of War Decal Techniques
Blake takes a look at how to successfully apply teeth decals to the Huey Slick and Hueycobra, and gives a few tips to make the process easier and avoid a few of the common problems.


The AH-1G Hueycobra on an Attack Run
AH-1G Huey Cobra (VUSBX01)
Contents of the AH-1G Hueycobra Box Set
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AH-1G Huey Cobra (VUSBX01)
Description of Components
a. 1x Right-hand side landing skid.
b.
1x Left-hand side landing skid.
c. 1x Ammo pod sprue.
d. 1x Chin turret sprue.
e. 1x M157 rocket pod sprue.
f. 2x M200 rocket pod sprues.
g.
1x M195 20mm MG sprue.
h. 4x Rare earth magnets.
i. 1x Tail wing sprue.
j. 1x Weapons rack sprue.
k. 1x Engine piece.
l. 1x Resin body section.
m.
1x Resin tail section.
Plastic Rotor Sprue
Plastic Flight Stand
Helicopter Decal Sheet
a. 1x Plastic rotor sprue.
a. 1x Plastic flight stand.
a. 1x Helicopter decal sheet.
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Assembling The Flight Stand
Step 1. Cut the parts of the flight stand off the plastic sprue and clean them up. The best way to cut the parts off the sprue is with a sharp hobby knife or a pair of hobby cutters.
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Step 2. Attach to stalk to the flight stand base.

Tip: When assembling the flight stand it is best to use hobby glue especially formulated for plastics. However, Super Glue can be used if you don't have access to specific plastic hobby glue.

Step 3. Add the magnet cap to the top of the stalk. Casey has done another excellent job working with Evan to create an excellent system of attaching the flight stand to the bottom of the helicopter.

Note: The cap fits snugly to the top of the stalk, so only use a very small amount of glue to hold the magnet cap in place.

Step 4. The cap has a recess designed for the supplied magnets. The cap is designed especially to work in conjunction with the recess on the bottom of the helicopters and the magnets to create a solid connection between the stand and helicopter.

Note: The cap also a two tabs to match the two slots on the bottom of the helicopters.

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How The Flight Stand, Magnets, and Helicopter Work Together
Step 1. The bottom of the Hueycobra has a recess for a magnet and slots to match with the tabs on the cap. Step 2. A magnet is the glued in the recess. Make sure the polarities match. Step 3. Mated perfectly; the flight stand, helicopter and magnets create a solid, stable connection.
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Assembling The Rotors
Step 1. Begin by removing the small square peg on top of the upper rotor. Step 2. Attach the rotors to the main rotor mast.
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Below: Both rotors correctly attached to the main rotoer mast.
Below: The fully-assembled Hueycobra main rotor.
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Assembling The Hueycobra
Step 1. Begin by joining the two resin sections together. Below: Both resin sections now joined.
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Step 2. Next, attach the engine piece to the top of the body section. Step 3. Attach the tail wings to the tail section.
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Below: An example of a tail wing attached to the tail section.
Below: Both tail wings attached to the tail section.
Step 4. Next, attached the tail rotor piece to the tip of the tail section.
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Below: The tail rotor piece attached to the tail secton.
Step 5. Next, attach the landing skids.
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Below: Both the landing skids attached to the body section. Step 6. Time to add the chin turret.
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Below: The recess for the chin turret.
Below: The chin turret in place.
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Step 7. Next, attach the weapons racks to each side of the body section.
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Step 7. Each weapon has a tag that corresponds to a recess on the weapons racks. Step 8. The AH-1G Gatling Cobra requires the ammo pods to feed the M195 20mm MG to be attached to the side of the body.

Tip: Each ammo pod is stamped with the letter 'R' or 'L' to indicate correct orientation.
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Below: The ammo pods attach to the body just above each landing skid.
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Below: The two ammo pods are joined be a third section that attaches underneath the body. Step 9. To complete the weapons load out for the AH-1G Gatling Cobra, attached the lone M195 20mm MG and a M157 rocket pod  each weapons rack.
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Below: The M195 20mm MG and two M157 rocket pods complete the weapons load out for the AH-1G Gatling Cobra. Step 10. The AH-1G Hueycobra replaces the M195 20mm MG with a M200 and M157 rocket pod mounted on each weapons rack.
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Below: The AH-1G Hueycobra with its twin M157 and M200 rocket pods. Step 11. Finally, the AH-1G Heavy Cobra replaces the M157 rocket pod with an additional M200 rocket pod.
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Attaching The Rotors
Step 1. For the tail rotor, attach the plastic tail rotor to the tail rotor piece. Step 2. For the main rotor, attach a rare earth magnet into the recess in the engine piece.
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Below: The rare earth magnet for the main rotor in the engine piece recess.
Step 3. The rare earth magnet in the recess is then paired up with its mate attached to the main rotor itself.
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Below: An example of a AH-1G Gatling Cobra complete with plastic main and tail rotors.
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Last Updated On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront