The AH-1F "Modernized" Cobra represents the culmination of the US Army's long-term Cobra upgrade program. First delivered to the Army in 1979, the AH-1F fielded a new fire control system, featuring a heads-up display (HUD), and upgraded sights and rangefinders. It also featured an innovative fire control computer that coordinated sensor input such as three-dimensional airspeed, rotor downwash, and outside temperature to calculate the most accurate firing solutions for the aircraft's weapons. Other enhancements included improved navigation systems, as well as passive and active infrared defenses.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 2 in Tandem arrangement
Landing gear: Skids