When the AH-64A Apache entered production in 1983, the publicity releases described its mission as "Built to Fight, Designed to Survive".
Until the Gulf War, the Apache had many critics who questioned its maintainability, reliability and capability under combat conditions. During the Gulf War, the Apache racked-up an outstandingly successful record of achievements. Its critics were forever silenced: many became its admirers!
Armed with the Hellfire anti-tank missile system, its rapid-firing 30mm chain gun and Stinger missiles, the Apache proved its superiority in the attack role under the harshest of conditions. The TADS/PNVS system with its bug-eyed sensors gave the AH-64A its night vision and its odd appearance.
Detailed 1/72nd scale for static display only.
Markings included for one aircraft.
98 parts in olive green and clear with delicate recessed panel lines.
Accurately reproduced rotor head and 4-blade rotor system.
Detailed tail rotor, landing gear, chain gun, and realistic PVC tires.
Cockpit detail: one piece tub with side consoles, seats, instrument panels with raised detail.
Full complement of Hellfire missiles.
Service History: U.S. Army; from 1983 to present.
Description: Two seat, attack helicopter.
Single sheet of decals which contains national insignia, unit markings, and stencils.
Aircraft is from an unidentified unit of the Israeli armed forces.
Overall: Olive Drab.
Additional Paints Required:
Flat: Black, Aluminium, Metallic Grey, Lt Grey, White, Red, Blue, Green.
Gloss: Silver, Gun Metal.
Plastic model kit requires glue and paint to complete (not included)