Built to replace the AH-1 Cobra, what was initially was designated as Model 77 by Hughes Helicopter made its first flight on September 1975. McDonnell Douglas took over the model in 1984, designated it AH-64 and continued to develop this twin-engine attack helicopter with the mission to destroy in mind. The upgraded Apache was then designated AH-64D Longbow Apache. Decked with numerous armaments including rockets and missiles, the apache ah-64d helicopter was especially known for taking down tanks. After 13 years, production of the AH-64Ds was taken over by Boeing Defense Space and Security. The Longbow Apache helicopter was so effective that no less than 12 nations use this multi-role combat aircraft. Racking up years of service during the Panama, Persian Gulf, and Kosovo wars, this aircraft is still being used in today’s military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
If you’re looking for a lean, mean killing machine to add to your growing model airplane collection, then this helicopter model might be the piece you’re looking for. Patterned after the original aircraft, the AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopter is an exact wood replica of its life-sized counterpart. Carved by hand using the finest wood, each detail is precise and accurate, assuring only the best quality for our consumers. Its intricate markings and decals were also taken from the original aircraft and painted by hand for a touch of realism. If you’re not too keen on owning the original, then this AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopter model is a more practical way of enjoying your favorite war machine.