Hobby Master 1/72 Airpower Series
|Length||24.6 cm||9.7 in||Approx|
|Rotor Ø||20.3 cm||8.0 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Removable crew figurines
- Optional ordnance
- Display stand included.
Hobby Master HH1204 – 1/72 Scale AH-64D Apache Longbow, RSAF
Hobby Master diecast model HH1204 replicates in 1/72 scale the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter s/n 2067. Part of 120 Squadron “Kestrals”, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).
120 Squadron RSAF
120 Squadron “Kestrel” is a Helicopter unit of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, based at Sembawang Air Base, Singapore. First formed in 1969, the first and oldest RSAF operational squadron.
Boeing AH-64 Apache
The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American tandem-seat, twin-turboshaft, attack helicopter. Developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army to replace the AH-1 Cobra. It first flew on September 30, 1975, entering service in 1986 with the 7th Battalion, 17th Cavalry Brigade, US Army and first saw combat in 1989 with the US military in Panama. McDonnell Douglas purchased Hughes Helicopters in 1984 and merged with Boeing in August 1997.
The upgraded AH-64D Apache Longbow first flew on April 15, 1997, with deliveries commencing in March. Equipped with a glass cockpit and expanded forward fuselage to house new systems. Most noticeable is the AN/APG-78 Longbow millimeter-wave fire-control radar (FCR) target acquisition system and the Radar Frequency Interferometer (RFI), housed in the dome above the main rotor. More powerful engines and improve survivability.
The Apache is in service with several nations and is produced under license in the United Kingdom by AgustaWestland. The improved AH-64E Apache Guardian that entered service in 2011 has superseded the Longbow.
Powered by two General Electric T700-GE-700 turboshafts engine high-mounted on either side of the fuselage driving a four-blade main rotor and a four-blade scissor tail rotor. The AH-64E has a cruise speed of 265 km/h (165 mph), a maximum speed of 293 km/h (182 mph), a service ceiling of 6,400 m (21,000 ft) and a range of 476 km (295 mi).
Armament consists of a single 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 Chain Gun mounted between the main landing gear, under the forward fuselage. With six external hardpoints; four on the stub wings. One on each wingtip. Ordnance includes air-to-air, air-to-surface missiles, rockets and fuel tanks.