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This is a nearly complete AH-1(MOD)S instrument panel. It came from an original AH-1G Cobra that underwent upgrade. Later this aircraft was upgraded to AH-1F and this panel was removed. It is listed in the For Sale section.

 

IH

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Cobrahistorian
Uh oh, Cobrahistorian is going to be quivering soon!

 

Steve,

 

Absolutely. ItsHistory is a good friend and I've had the priveledge of handling this particular panel in my hands on a few occasions. There's a heck of a lot of history there. Now if I could just find a sugar mama that my wife won't mind who'll buy it for me....

 

Jon

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This AH-1S(MOD) panel was replaced as a display piece in my office by the instrument panel from AH-1G #69-16439. The actual aircraft and some of it's history is illustrated in the book US ARMY AH-1 COBRA UNITS IN VIETNAM by Jonathan Bernstein. It saw combat action with A Troop 3/17 Cav, C Troop 2/17 Cav and finished out in Vietnam with F Troop 4th Cav.

 

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This AH-1S(MOD) panel was replaced as a display piece in my office by the instrument panel from AH-1G #69-16439. The actual aircraft and some of it's history is illustrated in the book US ARMY AH-1 COBRA UNITS IN VIETNAM by Jonathan Bernstein. It saw combat action with A Troop 3/17 Cav, C Troop 2/17 Cav and finished out in Vietnam with F Troop 4th Cav.

 

IH

 

 

Awww shucks, you're makin me blush!

 

I still can't believe you've got 439's panel. That's just too awesome.

 

Jon

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Uh oh, Cobrahistorian is going to be quivering soon!

 

Would you get to quivering if I told you I have a UH-60A panel? It has all the UH-60 peculiar stuff in it but never got to the point of getting HSI or attitude instruments, most of the plain jane stuff. I'll dig it out of my storage closet and photograph it.

 

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Would you get to quivering if I told you I have a UH-60A panel? It has all the UH-60 peculiar stuff in it but never got to the point of getting HSI or attitude instruments, most of the plain jane stuff. I'll dig it out of my storage closet and photograph it.

 

IH

 

Ya, I would love to use it as a procedural trainer for my pilots!

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Jim McCauley

Boy, I would love to own that! I flew the S (MOD) and F "back in the day". I have at least one, maybe more, of the missing instruments. And, I have an unissued break-out knife with mounting bracket that would look great next to it.

 

Gotta start saving!

 

Best regards.

 

Jim

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Boy, I would love to own that! I flew the S (MOD) and F "back in the day". I have at least one, maybe more, of the missing instruments. And, I have an unissued break-out knife with mounting bracket that would look great next to it.

 

Gotta start saving!

 

Best regards.

 

Jim

 

Shipping to New York might be handled by a midway meeting and delivery, eliminating dis-assembly, packing and shipping charges.

 

IH

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Shipping to New York might be handled by a midway meeting and delivery, eliminating dis-assembly, packing and shipping charges.

 

IH

 

 

I'm at Mother Rucker right now. I will be back in NY by mid-June. If you still have it then, I will try to work something out.

 

Best regards.

 

Jim

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If you guys need transport from MD to NY, I make that trip at least once a month. :D

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  • 2 months later...

This is an update to this item. More restoration has been done to make a more complete display. This item has been relisted in the For Sale section.

 

IH

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You know, you're killing me with that. I love it, but don't have the space for it.

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I am a new guy here.

 

I have all the aircraft incident histories of all the RW aircraft that served in Vietnam, all five services. If anybody wants/needs a similar history drop me a note

 

Here is this Cobra :

 

Helicopter AH-1G 67-15571

Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

The Army purchased this helicopter 0468

Total flight hours at this point: 00000135

Date: 08/27/1968

Unit: B/3/17 CAV

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was a Recon mission for Armed Recon

While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0500 feet and 150 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 3 hits from:

(SECONDARY EXPL)

The helicopter was hit in the Nose

Systems damaged were: ARMAMENT, STRUCTURE, MAIN ROTOR SYS

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 80320, DYNAL (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. )

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

Date: 03/13/1969

Unit: 17 CAG

This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

Date: 04/07/1969

Unit: 17 CAG

This was Combat Incident Damage while on the ground by Mortar with the mission function of Parked in an unprotected location

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

Date: 05/14/1969

Unit: 17 CAG

This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

The Army purchased this helicopter 0468

Total flight hours at this point: 00000549

Date: 06/11/1969

Unit: 361 AWC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort , Other Aircraft.

This was Combat Minor Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)

While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0050 feet and 125 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 4 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Bottom

Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS, STRUCTURE

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: LNOF, 90299, JSIDR (Lindenmuth Old Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

Date: 03/01/1970

This was Combat Incident Damage caused by an accident by Accident with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

Date: 03/28/1970

This was Combat Minor Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

Date: 04/05/1970

This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

The Army purchased this helicopter 0468

Total flight hours at this point: 00001183

Date: 04/06/1970

Unit: 361 AWC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

for Close Air Support

While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0050 feet and 100 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

Systems damaged were: FLT CONTROLS

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

The Army purchased this helicopter 0468

Total flight hours at this point: 00001399

Date: 08/16/1970

Unit: 361 AWC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort

While in Target Area this helicopter was Attacking at 0100 feet and 130 knots.

Classified

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Left Side

Systems damaged were: N/R

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

Date: 08/17/1970

Unit: 361 AVN

This was Combat Minor Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Armed Escort

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

The Army purchased this helicopter 0468

Total flight hours at this point: 00001455

Date: 09/12/1970

Unit: 361 AWC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort

This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)

While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0025 feet and 100 knots.

Classified

Helicopter took 6 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System

Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft was diverted prior to accomplishing any mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

The Army purchased this helicopter 0468

Total flight hours at this point: 00001632

Date: 02/03/1971

Unit: 361 AWC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

for Close Air Support

This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)

While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0300 feet and 100 knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 1 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Main Rotor Blade System

Systems damaged were: MAIN ROTOR SYS

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

The Army purchased this helicopter 0468

Total flight hours at this point: 00001734

Date: 03/05/1971

Unit: 361 AWC

This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER

This was a Recon mission for Armed Escort

This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)

While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at 0100 feet and UNK knots.

South Vietnam

Helicopter took 2 hits from:

Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)

The helicopter was hit in the Bottom

Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

The helicopter Continued Flight.

The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.

Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: JSIDR (Joint Services Incident Damage Report. )

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

Date: 03/31/1971

Unit: 361 AVN

This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire .50 cal to 20 mm in size with the mission function of Armed Helicopter (having primary weapon subsystems installed and utilized to provide direct fire support)

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

 

 

 

 

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G tail number 67-15571

Date: 04/17/1971

Unit: 361 AVN

This was Combat Incident Damage caused by Other Combat by Ground Fire less than .50 cal in size with the mission function of Armed Escort

Search and rescue operations were Not Required

Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center AVDAC database.

Helicopter was recovered

This record was last updated on 04/15/2004

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How deep is it from the face of the panel to the back of the longest instrument? Do you have a side shot by chance?

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This is taken from the left side of the panel. The deepest instrument from the panel back is the ID-998 Course Indicator, it is 8 1/2". The sheet metal of the panel is 1/16" thick. Protrusions across the face of the panel average 1-1/2".

 

IH

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The wires go to all of the post lights. None of the eyebrow lights are wired. Everything worked at one time and probably would again. You don't want wires, I can cut them all off.

 

IH

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This is a nearly complete AH-1(MOD)S instrument panel. It came from an original AH-1G Cobra that underwent upgrade. Later this aircraft was upgraded to AH-1F and this panel was removed. It is listed in the For Sale section.

 

IH

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Brings back some warm and fuzzy memories. Attached is a picture of my Panel in my AH-1G at Phu Bai 1972. Not a whole lot of changes from G to S Mod.

 

Terry

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The panels were virtually the same. The attitude indicator was an optional one, could have been in G and S Mod. The biggest thing was the weapons control panel for the turret and the instal of blue filters for the warning lights. The covers for the cockpit floods were changed to blue too, this was for the NVG needs. The red light switches were left off when flying under goggles and the floods turned on low for a blue "wash" over the panel. There would be one other change made to the panels until they were totally replaced with the AH-1F conversion, that's how these panels became available. They were held in storage until deemed salvage.

 

IH

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Fascinating thread. I'm currently trying to fill the pilot's panel from 68-15031 and gunner's panel from 67-15570. I've mocked up the weapons panels with laser cut parts and the RMI is likely to be way to expensive (thanks for the info, itshistory). Leads on other parts, especially warning lights and FM control box gratefully received. Aircraft histories even more so.

Thanks, Ian, UK

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I'm looking for an M-73 reflex sight to finish off the pilot's panel, if anyone has a spare kicking around...

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