Damaged Cobra 4
The AH-1 Huey Cobra gunship made a difference during most battles in our area. With a couple of them in the fight the enemy had little chance of breaching the wire surrounding a fire base. The pilots were gunslinger brave aggressive fighters and always welcome when we had trouble. They delivered ordinance closer to our troops in combat than was possible with direct artillery fire or aircraft-delivered ordinance, but the Cobra was more vulnerable to enemy small arms ground fire.