ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA
The AH-1G helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter Company BHC was designed specifically to meet the US Army requirements for an armed helicopter. Tandem seating is provided for a two-man crew. The main rotor system is a two-bladed, semi-rigid, door hinge type with the stabilizer bar removed. The engine is derated to 1100 shp due to the maximum torque limit of the main transmission. Distinctive features of the AH-1G are the narrow fuselage 36 inches, the stub midwing with four external store stations, the integral chin turret. The flight control system is of the mechanical, hydraulically boosted, irreversible type with conventional helicopter controls in the aft cockpit pilot station. The controls in the forward cockpit copilotgunner station consist of conventional antitorque pedals and sidearm collective and cyclic controls. An electrically operated force trim system is connected to the cyclic and directional controls to induce artificial feel and to provide positive control centering.