Forces of Valor 80008 US Army Boeing AH-64A Apache Attack Helicopter - 1st Air Cavalry Division, Kuwait, 1991 (1:48 Scale)
"Obsolete weapons do not deter."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
The Apache is a twin-engined attack helicopter developed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). It entered service with the US Army in 1984, and has been exported to Egypt, Greece, Israel, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. The US Army has more than 800 Apaches in service with a further 1,000 exported to other nations. The Apache was first used in combat in 1989 by the US military in Panama. It was also employed in the Gulf War and has supported low intensity and peacekeeping operations worldwide including Turkey, Bosnia and Kosovo.
Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of a US Army AH-64A attack helicopter that was flown by the US Army's 1st Air Cavalry Division. Comes equipped with a wide array of detachable ordnance (two Hydra rocket pods and two pylons of four Hellfire missiles), opening canopy, movable chain gun and chin-mounted PNVS/FLIR pod, and spinning rotors.
Length: 13 inches
Rotor Span: 21-3/4 inches
Release Date: June 2003
Historical Account: "Indian Country" - The Boeing AH-64A Apache multi-role combat helicopter was known to be the preeminent and most powerful anti-armor weapon system in the Gulf War. The awesome Apache, equipped with advanced avionics and weapon systems, can carry up to 16 AGM-114 Hellfire Missiles, 76 70mm folding-fin aerial rockets - or a combination of both - and 1,200 30mm rounds for its M230 automatic cannon.
The Apache was designed to perform its combat missions day or night and in adverse weather.
Today, the Apache has evolved into the next-generation AH-64D Apache Longbow, the world's most capable multi-role combat helicopter, and a key part of the U.S. Army's Objective Force for the future.