1/35 Academy AH-1W Super Cobra

Gallery Article by Mohammad Adl on Dec 19 2013



This model is a Academy AH-1W Super Cobra kit # 12702. This kit was very good and I made in November 2013 during about 20 days. 

This model is finished in Iranian camouflage which in my opinion is one of the best looking colored camo when compared to other Cobra camo schemes. (What do you Think?) 

I built this model with all the trade restrictions that exist in my country.  Obtaining certain materials is very difficult for us modellers here. For example we can not find the material and many of the kits and tools here in my country.  I added weathering on paint scheme with materials handmade by myself.  This materials in not very good and I don't like, but at this time there aren't many other options.


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General characteristics

  • Crew: 2: pilot, co-pilot/gunner (CPG) 

  • Length: 53 ft 5 in (16.3 m) (with both rotors turning) 

  • Rotor diameter: 43 ft 11 in (13.4 m) 

  • Height: 13 ft 5 in (4.1 m) 

  • Empty weight: 6,610 lb (2,998 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 10,000 lb (4,540 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada T400-CP-400 (PT6T-3 Twin-Pac) turboshaft, 1,800 shp (1,342 kW)
  • Total engine output: 1,530 shp (1,125 kW) limited by helicopter drivetrain 

  • Rotor systems: 2 blades on main rotor, 2 blades on tail rotor 

  • Fuselage length: 45 ft 9 in (13.5 m) 

  • Stub wing span: 10 ft 9 in (3.28 m)


  • Never exceed speed: 190 knots (219 mph, 352 km/h)
  • Maximum speed: 152 knots (175 mph, 282 km/h)
  • Range: 311 nmi (358 mi, 576 km)
  • Service ceiling: 10,500 ft (3,215 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,090 ft/min (5.54 m/s)


I hope you like it.
Please if there are any questions please feel free to contact me.

Mohammad Adl From IRAN 

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Photos and text by Mohammad Adl