Boeing AH-64D Apache 1st Attack. Recon. BN, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st ID, US Army Iraq 2010, 1:72 Scale Diecast Model By Hobby Master
- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Highly detailed, movable components.
- Display stand included.
- Measures 9.25” L x 7.25” rotor diameter
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors. 14 years and above.
The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a crew of two. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 chain gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft's forward fuselage, and four hardpoints mounted on stub-wing pylons for carrying armament and stores, typically a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The AH-64 has a large amount of systems redundancy to improve combat survivability.
The Apache originally started as the Model 77 developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army's Advanced Attack Helicopter program to replace the AH-1 Cobra. The prototype YAH-64 was first flown on 30 September 1975. The U.S. Army selected the YAH-64 over the Bell YAH-63 in 1976, and later approved full production in 1982. After purchasing Hughes Helicopters in 1984, McDonnell Douglas continued AH-64 production and development. The helicopter was introduced to U.S. Army service in April 1986. The first production AH-64D Apache Longbow, an upgraded Apache variant, was delivered to the Army in March 1997. Production has been continued by Boeing Defense, Space & Security, with over 2,000 AH-64s being produced by 2013.
This highly detailed Hobby Master model represents an AH-64D (Bureau Number 05-7011) from the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (Gunslinger), 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, US Army, based at Camp Speicher, Tikrit, Iraq 2010
As with most Hobby Master models, this Apache features engraved panel lines, antennas, surface details an opening canopy, a well-appointed cockpit (with instrumentation details), full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, authentic squadron markings, and a display stand.
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.