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A 35th scale Apache surprise from Takom

A 35th scale Apache surprise from Takom
Takom announced that it has prepared two 35th scale Apache model kits, the (D & E) version. Let’s continue our preview for more information…
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Takom 35th scale Apache model kits

Apart from this Apache silhouette shared as we can see, there is not much information given by Takom. We do not have any information about the kits, other than which version they will be. But we know they are the D&E version. Let’s transfer our information about these versions.

AH-64D Apache Longbow
The AH-64 Apache by McDonald Douglas is one of the most delicate attack helicopters available. The Apache, with its high survivability, hard-to-catch, maneuver, and fire capability, emerged in 1973. Shaped by Hughes Plane at that time, the Apache made its maiden flight on September 30, 1975.
 
Apache; It can perform anti-tank and escort missions at night, during the day, and in all weather conditions. With its night vision sensors and navigation systems, it can perform a ground flight or a lick flight [NOE].
 
Thanks to the electronic countermeasure systems, it can fight against armored enemy targets as well as radar and ground-based air defense weapons in the enemy’s air defense.
Female Apache Pilot MOD
On the helicopter, Martin Marietta production fire control radar (FCC), data multiplier information system (MUX), symbol generator (SG), integrated helmet and image sighting system (IHADSS), Litton production doppler inertial navigation element {DASE], Martin Marietta production target detection /recognition sight, pilot night vision sensor [TADS/PNVS], air information system [ADS], weapon systems and fault detection and detection system [FD/LS] on the vehicle, automatic test device (ATE).
 
Apache’s composite structure gives the vehicle great durability. The cockpit floor and sides are lined with low-weight boron armor, which provides protection against 23mm rockets and 12.7mm high-explosive and armor-piercing projectiles.
RNLAF AH-64 Apache at the Oirschotse Heide Low Flying Area
The Apache is equipped with 2 T700-GE-701Cs engines, each delivering 1890 shp (1340W). With a most take-off weight of close to 8 tons, it can stay in the air for more than 3 hours at a cruising speed of 234 km/h.
 
Apache’s combat radius is approximately 150 km. But, this value increases to approximately 300 km with 870 lt external fuel tanks installed. Also, the helicopter can with a single engine for 30 minutes without transmission oil.
 
The AH-64A Apache flies very low, arrives at the target area, hovers and fires, and again leaves the area in low flight. Such flights play an important role in bypassing enemy radars and air defense systems.

Did you know that the AH-64 Apache Helicopter is one of the 10 most expensive helicopters in the world?

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AH-64D

The Apache AH-64D Longbow’s glass cockpit and radars are its most noteworthy features. The most important of these is the AN APG-78 Longbow millimeter-wave fire-control radar (FCR) target acquisition system and the Radar Frequency Interferometer (RFI), both of which are controlled from a dome located above the main rotor.
US-Army YPG JAGM Testing with AH-64D
Obstacles in the helicopter’s flight path, such as trees or buildings, stand to benefit from the radome’s raised position, allowing it to detect targets while the helicopter is behind them.

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The AN-APG-78 is capable of tracking up to 128 targets and engaging up to 16 at once; an attack can be launched within 30 seconds.
 
The sensor suite generally includes a radio modem, making this technology easier and more effective to use by Apache helicopters.
 
Also, with this technology, the ground units and the Apaches can multiply their firepower, allowing them to attack targets detected by a single helicopter.

AH-64E

RNLAF AH-64E Apache at the Oirschotse Heide Low Flying Area

 

The AH-64E is the most advanced attack helicopter in the U.S. inventory and is operated by the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.
 
The helicopter is equipped with an improved T700-GE-701D engine, new composite main rotor blades, and an upgraded Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor.
 
The AH-64E also has improved digital connectivity, a new antenna mast group, and more powerful Tungsten APU generators.

AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter

This is the information we have about these two Apache model kits for now – stay tuned for more information and developments about the kits…

You can find more information about Takom’s kits on their website or Facebook page.

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