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The H-1 Family: A Common Link

Separately, both the Bell UH-1Y Venom and the AH-1Z Viper offer the warfighters a competitive edge. Both are rugged, reliable platforms that serve as key assets to attack, special operations and search and rescue missions. Together, they form an unparalleled team.

The role of rotary wing offensive anti-air warfare and air interdiction belongs to the Viper. This aircraft provides lethal fire support to the ground/surface commander for the embarked Marines and also plays an integral role in maritime operations. The Venom is its utility arm, serving as a durable aircraft that provides maneuver and logistics as well as fire support. Together, their 85 percent commonality is a huge asset to our military customers. With this strong similarity comes significantly reduced fleet maintenance costs due to similar parts and repair processes as well as less training for maintainers working on both aircraft and pilots learning how to operate both platforms.

In a post from SLD Info, U.S. Marine Major Thomas Duff and Mr. Michael Manifor, HQMC Aviation, APW-53, Attack and Utility Helicopter Coordinators seem to agree. “H-1s operate faster than most sea-based connectors, require significantly less fuel, and possess a smaller footprint than any other manned aviation platform.” They also mentioned that the aircraft “provide the vital link for fires and assault support integration between ground/surface forces and aviation forces” and “are a trusted asset to the ground/maritime force commander.”

Both aircraft are backed by incredible legacies and continue to dominate the battlefield today. But their common link is what makes them a powerful force and a crucial asset to any military.

Learn more about the Bell AH-1Z Viper and the Bell UH-1Y Venom.

About Bell
Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

About Textron
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.

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