Bell AH-1Z

Carries more ordnance, carries it further, and carries it faster

The Bell AH-1Z is built to meet the expeditionary requirements of the United States Marine Corps. With virtually identical front and rear glass cockpits, fully integrated weapons, avionics and communications systems, the marinized Bell AH-1Z flies with the most advanced aircraft weapons and survivability equipment in the world. The Zulu is the only attack helicopter in the world with a fully-integrated air-to-air missile capability. Target identification is crucial in the modern battlefield. The Bell AH-1Z’s Target Sight System provides the longest range and highest accuracy of any helicopter sight in the world.

200 KIAS Max Speed
131 nm Combat Radius
2 Pilots
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Maneuverable, Survivable, Lethal


Max Speed, KIAS 200
Max Autorotation Speed, KIAS 120
Combat Radius, nm 131 nm
Maneuverability -0.5 to +2.5 g
Cruise Speed, KTAS 139
Sideward/Rearward Flight, KIAS 45
Max Gross Weight, Pounds 18,500 lbs
Max Useful Load, Pounds 5,764 lbs
Fuel Capacity, Gallons 412.5 gal
Model T700-GE-401C
Output, Uninstalled, Each Engine 1800 shp
Pilots 2

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