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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HH1202
Hughes AH-64D Longbow Apache Diecast Model
US Army 1st Attack Recon Btn, #05-7011, Camp Speicher, Iraq, 2010

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Hughes AH-64D Longbow Apache   8.75"   7.25"

On March 17, 2010 U.S. Secretary of Defense announced that on September 1, 2010 the U.S. presence in Iraq would be changed from "Operation Iraqi Freedom" to "Operation New Dawn". The U.S. would begin a withdrawal of large portions of its force from Iraq and move them to Kuwait. This would begin the hand over of the defense of Iraq to Iraqi troops that had been trained by NATO forces. Along with trucks and CH-47 Chinooks AH-64 Apache Gun-ships would provided aerial protection against any attacks.

Hughes AH-64D Longbow Apache

Designed to meet a US Army requirement for an advanced attack helicopter, the AH-64 was first flown on September 30th, 1975. Called "The Apache," this formidable helicopter replaced the AH-1 Cobra as the principal attack helicopter for the US Army. At the time of its introduction, the Apache was revolutionary, with an innovative helmet mounted display and improved crash survivability. It is heavily armored and has been called a "Flying Tank," not only because of its defenses but also because of its ability to inspire fear on the battlefield. The Apache has become a symbol of Army airpower, serving in both Gulf Wars and in Afghanistan.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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