Watch The Marines' Most Powerful Attack Helicopter In Action - Maxim

Watch The Marines' Most Powerful Attack Helicopter In Action

This is a fearsome weapon of mass destruction.
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Since 2005, the U.S. Marine Corps has been using this terrifying display of power to strike fear into enemies' hearts.

The Bell AH-1Z Viper, nicknamed the "Zulu Cobra," is by far one of the deadliest weapons in the Marines' arsenal.

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This bad boy can hold up to 18 missiles at one time. It's also loaded with a gatling cannon and Bell Helicopter's web page about the chopper indicates the "Zulu is the only attack helicopter in the world with a fully-integrated air-to-air missile capability." This arsenal is controlled by from a heads-up display crews can view on their helmet face plates. 

Wielding three tons of raw firepower and strength, the Zulu Cobra isn't something anybody who goes against it would see twice.

h/t Business Insider