[Bell AH-1G Cobra helicopter]

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[Bell AH-1G Cobra helicopter]

Description

Photograph of a Bell AH-1G Cobra helicopter of the 174th Assault Helicopter Company, parked at a military base in Vietnam, circa 1970-1971. The helicopter bears the shark-mouth nose art of the unit's gunships (the Sharks), which is based on the nose art for the Flying Tigers. A United States Army soldier in flight gear uses a camera in the foreground.

Caption from donor: "AH-1 Cobra Gunship of the 174th Assault Helicopter Company. Early in 1966, the unit officially asked for and received permission from the famous Flying Tigers of WWII to adapt their P-40 Warhawk's sharks-mouth paint scheme to the Shark's helicopter."

Date

1970-1971 circa

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Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Calvin H. and Yun Yau Kam Papers must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Identifier

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