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One thing to consider, the Cobra's carried either a max of 72, or 76 rockets, can't remember. With the 17 lb warhead each rocket was roughly equivalent to a 105 round.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
I am not sure which launcher you used on your Cobras but the M158 Launcher had 7 2.75 rockets per and the M200 launcher had 19 rockets per(76 rockets with four launchers).

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Old 7 February 2017, 12:55
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I was slinging nails in '07-'08. when they work, they work well. I'm not going to discuss their limitations.

but 1200 60 grain nails are fun to watch coming out of a 2.75.

17lbs are better than 10lb. and less impressive/effective in the desert than we expected. they will however still put a dude down if you plant it between his shoulder blades (watched my buddy's tape. it was a great shot).
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Old 7 February 2017, 15:19
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Reading back through your stories CPT, you flew Huey's initially then transitioned to the Cobra?
Huey guns 65-66. Cobras 68-69-70.
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Old 7 February 2017, 15:21
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I am not sure which launcher you used on your Cobras but the M158 Launcher had 7 2.75 rockets per and the M200 launcher had 19 rockets per(76 rockets with four launchers).
76 it was, then.
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You have any old photos you can scan and post? Would love to see some photos from your history.
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Old 7 February 2017, 22:21
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I always thought the Cobra was the ultimate bad-ass gunship. Though technology has exceeded them now. As a private in 1980 training to fight Russians in Europe, I always had a warm fuzzy feeling when they were flying around the AO.
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Old 7 February 2017, 22:35
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I always thought the Cobra was the ultimate bad-ass gunship.
I have always felt the same.. even as a child I revered the Cobra.
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Old 7 February 2017, 22:45
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Coolest thing I ever saw when I was in Germany was a Cobra doing peek-and-shoot outside our kaserne in Hardheim. It was a Reforger (88?), and he was shooting up a convoy headed toward TBB. Lots of flashing yellow lights.
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Old 9 February 2017, 13:10
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CPT, my father was a Marine, had three tours in Vietnam, the first in the early 60s as an adviser, one 65-66, and his last 70-71. I don't know 'what' he did on his first tour; he was intel on the others. He has passed, but his recollections about increasing restraint and risk avoidance as the years went by mirrored your perceptions.

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