AH-1W Super Cobra

The AH-1W entered service in 1986, and during Operation Desert Storm five years later Marine Corps squadrons flying them destroyed 97 tanks and 104 armored vehicles.  The Super Cobra boasted an array of offensive firepower, including 20 mm cannon, rockets and precision-guided munitions, which made it a potent platform for providing close air support for Marines on the ground.  The aircraft on display, which was flight delivered to the museum in 2019, is a combat veteran of service in both Iraq and Afghanistan.