Monday, October 31

Meng's 35th scale Apache in a sneak attack....

So now it is our turn so say "what the actual?" as Meng take their turn to release CAD's of their own Apache in 35th scale. The AH-64D Apache Longbow is the type they are releasing. See what we know about the kit in our preview...

Meng's 35th scale Apache in a sneak attack....

Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow Heavy Attack Helicopter
From Meng Models 
Ki t No #QS-004 
1/35th scale
Apache Longbow, The Tank Killer
The Apache is the U.S. Army’s main attack helicopter. By now, it’s still one of the top heavy attack helicopters in the world. The AH-64D Apache Longbow, which entered service in 1997, is famous for its Longbow fire control radar. Thanks to its outstanding performance and powerful firepower, the AH-64D Longbows have been operated by various countries like the U.S., Israel, and Japan. Thanks to its powerful performance, the Apache Longbow has demonstrated its outstanding capabilities in missions and won the name of tank killer. 

The new kit from Meng:
This latest MENG QS-004 1/35 Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow Heavy Attack Helicopter plastic model kit is a product officially licensed by The Boeing Company. The assembled model will be 504mm long, 425mm wide and 157mm high. This kit includes pre-cut precision PE parts, painting masks, and three paint schemes. The kit was produced with co-operation from Boeing.
The details...
- Engraved & raised panel lines on this kit represent the real Apache's skin.

A fully traversing 30mm chain gun is included.
- A complete pair of engines is included
- AGM-114 Anti tank & M261 Rocket launcher pods, FIM-92 Air to Air Missiles included
- AN/AAQ24 Directional Infrared countermeasure systems are included
- Main rotors can be built folded or extended
- Photo-etch parts included
- Weighted wheels included in the kit.
- Nose mounted electro-optical equipment can pitch & rotate
- A detailed cockpit is included
- Avionics compartments interiors are accurately represented
- Three paint schemes included, (with two counties machine depicted - one being USA - wonder if any of them are OD green?. 
- Pre-cut painting masks included

This kit will be available in October - You can see more info on this kit and others from Meng on the Meng Models Website...