ah 1 cobra helicopter

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364 transports an AH-1 Cobra helicopter to the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), not pictured, during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission in the Pacific Ocean June 6, 2012. Peleliu and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit were under way participating in an interoperability training exercise. (DoD photo by Gunnery Sgt. John A. Lee II, U.S. Marine Corps /Released)

“Viper in the Night”

U.S. Marines perform maintenance checks on an AH-1Z Viper with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego March 2, 2015.

Photo: Sgt. Jamean Berry/DoD via USMC Flickr

U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Cobra helicopters assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 265 fly in formation after taking off from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS Denver (LPD 9) in the Pacific Ocean April 4, 2012. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raul Moreno Jr., U.S. Navy/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 15, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) watch as an AH-1 Cobra helicopter assigned to the Evil Eyes of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 lifts off from the ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

An AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter pilot and weapons controller assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (REIN) approach amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is conducting a composite training unit exercise preparing for a regularly scheduled deployment early next year. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

June 29, 2011, a U.S. Marine AH-1 Cobra helicopter with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (HMM-265), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to land aboard the flight deck of the forward deployed amphibious assualt ship U.S.S. Essex (LHD-2). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl Steve Acuff/Released)