Thursday, March 31, 2011
Bell AH-1Z Gains IOC
The U.S. Marine Corps Bell AH-1Z Cobra has achieved initial operating capability (IOC). The Marines are replacing the AH-1W with the AH-1Z, which features a found-bladed composite rotor system, new transmission, four-bladed tail rotor, glass cockpit and upgraded landing gear. Power comes from two General Electric T700-GE-401s.