The most easily observable difference between the A and D versions of the AH-64 helicopter are the larger avionics bays on both sides of the nose. These larger housings provide room for much more sophisticated navigation, communication and weapons systems. The Longbow is equipped with highly advanced electronic systems that can rapidly detect, classify, prioritize and engage multiple ground or airborne targets through battlefield haze and under almost all weather conditions. Not as easily observable are the more powerful 701C engines that power the Longbow C and D versions and enable it to lift heavier weapons and fuel loads. Unlike most helicopters, the Longbow has been designed to be self-deployable over long distances by means of precise world-wide navigation instrumentation and long-range communications capability. Longbow is regarded as a true Combined Arms force multiplier, able to defeat future battlefield threats well into the 21st century.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s suggested colors.
Skill Level: 2
- Painting and assembly required
- 6 sprues
- Molded in high-quality plastic
- One decal sheet
- Clear parts
- Flexible black rubber tires
- Armament includes Hellfire AAM, Stinger AAM and 70mm FFAR
- Detailed cockpit interior
- Illustrated instructions and paint guide