Republic of China Army has purchased total of 63 AH-1W SuperCobra gunship helicopters in 1990s out pf which 59 AH-1Ws are still operational.

AH-1W Super Cobra gunship helicopter uses NTS (night targeting system) which features a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) for automatic target tracking and a laser designator / rangefinder.

AH-1W is cabale of using TOW, Hellfire, AIM-9L Sidewinder, AGM-122 SideARM anti-radar missile,

Taiwan has also placed an order for the 30 AH-64D Apache Longbow Block III Attack helicopters along with 1000 AGM-114L Hellfire missiles to complement the remaining AH-1W SuperCobra gunship helicopters.

AH-1W SuperCobra

Crew: Two (pilot and gunner)
Length: 17.7 m
Height: 4.19 m
Empty weight: 4950 kg
Max takeoff weight: 6690 kg
Powerplant: 2× General Electric T700-401 turboshaft, 1,690 shp each
Rotor systems: 2 blades on main rotor


Maximum speed: 352 km/h
Range: 587 km
Service ceiling:  4270 m


20 mm M197 3-barreled gatling Gun with 750 rounds, 70 mm Hydra 70 rockets,127 mm Zuni rockets, TOW missile, AGM-114 Hellfire missile, AIM-9 Sidewinder anti-aircraft missile

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