BELL AH-1Z VIPER

Engineered for the Extreme

Eliminate threats at unimaginable range. With anti-armor and air-to-air missiles, the Bell AH-1Z is designed to operate – and destroy targets – in the most extreme environments.
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Capacity

200

Speed

310

Range

Reach You Depend On

Don't let distance stand in the way of your mission's success. Go farther and faster with our advanced aircraft.

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Range is the maximum VFR range of the aircraft traveling at Long Range Cruise speed with all passenger seats occupied and no auxiliary fuel tank installed.

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Missions

Attack
Air to Ground Fire Support
Identify the target. Hit it with precision. Save lives. The Bell AH-1Z is the only attack helicopter in the world with fully-integrated air-to-air missile capability—giving you an airborne edge.
Aerial Reconnaissance
Sensor-powered Sight
Make your strikes more lethal, and your missions more survivable. High-tech sensors enable pilots to identify, track and assign targets—even at maximum weapon range.
Escort
Armed for Assurance
Never take flight unprotected. Scan landing zones thoroughly. Pursue targets with precision. And react to threats en route. All in one exceptional aerial escort.
Identify the target. Hit it with precision. Save lives. The Bell AH-1Z is the only attack helicopter in the world with fully-integrated air-to-air missile capability—giving you an airborne edge.
Make your strikes more lethal, and your missions more survivable. High-tech sensors enable pilots to identify, track and assign targets—even at maximum weapon range.
Never take flight unprotected. Scan landing zones thoroughly. Pursue targets with precision. And react to threats en route. All in one exceptional aerial escort.
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Features

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Versatile Weapons Systems

The weapons you need, when you need them. Two sidewinder air-to-air missiles. Sixteen air-to-ground missiles. Weapons system-guided rockets—all ready to take out targets on your command.
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UH-1Y Compatible

Move between your aircraft seamlessly. The Bell AH-1Z shares 85% commonality with the Bell UH-1Y components—shrinking the need for extra logistics, maintenance and training costs for your entire fleet.
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Smart TSS Sensor

Accurately identify long-range targets—in any weather, day or night. The third-generation Target Sight System provides greater reach and precision in your toughest attacks.
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Modern Marinization

Withstand saltwater, corrosion and so much more. All H1 components are marinized to meet U.S. Navy specifications—protecting your frame from corrosion, and your crew from danger.
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AIM-9

Ready for anything the enemy throws at you. With the same air-to-air missile that’s carried on the world’s most advanced fighters, you won’t find yourself out-gunned.
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Helmet-mounted Sight Display

Maintain visibility—and safety—in inclement weather. The Optimized TopOwl Helmet augments reality right before your eyes. Keep your head up and focused on the battlefield.

Specifications

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Performance
  • Max Speed
    200 KIAS
  • Cruise Speed
    139 KTAS
  • Sideward_ Rearward Flight
    41 KIAS
  • Combat Radius
    131 nm
  • Max Range
    310 nm
  • Maneuverability
    -0.5 to +2.5 g

Assumptions: 8 Hellfire, 14 70mm Rockets (unguided or APKWS), 650 rounds 20mm, 120 expendable countermeasures and 20 minute fuel reserve.

Capacity
  • Max Gross Weight
    18,500 lbs
  • Max Useful Load
    5,764 lbs
  • Fuel Capacity
    412.5 gal
Powerplant
  • Model: T700-GE-401C
  • Output, Uninstalled, Each Engine:1,800 shp

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