Hobby Master 1/72 Helicopter Air Power Series
HH1206
Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian
812/10012, Taiwan Army
2010
Die-cast metal.

Fully assembled.

Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.

Pre-painted with pad applied markings.

Rotors spin.

Minimum use of plastic.

Very collectable
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The AH-64E Apache Guardian was originally designated AH-64D Block III in 2012 but because of
its advanced capabilities compared to previous variants it was renamed. Everything about the AH-
64E is bigger and better or improved when compared to earlier variants. A large number of
improvements are meant to protect the crew from guns up to 27 mm rounds as well as crash
resistant seats. Equipped with new sensors, avionics and night operation capabilities the AH-64E
also has the ability to control UAVs.


Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian 812/10012 c/nTW012 Bu.No 11-00012 was accepted by the
Taiwan Army December 13, 2013. The ROCA received thirty AH-64Es that would equip two
squadrons of the 601st Air Cavalry Brigade and stationed at Taoyuan’s Longtan District in
northern Taiwan. The purpose of the northern location is to defend against any land operations
in that area. One AH-64E crashed while training leaving twenty nine serviceable. Their AN/APG-
78 Longbow fire-control target acquisition radar gives the helicopter day/night, all-weather, 360°
search capabilities up to 8 km.

General Specifications For AH-64E Apache Guardian
Crew – 2 X Pilot On Raised Rear Seat, Co-Pilot/Gunner In Front Seat

Dimensions
Length – 58 ft   (17.7 m)
Main Rotor Diameter – 48 ft   (14.6 m)
Height – 16.2 ft   (4.95 m)
Weight
Empty – 10,340 lb   (5.17 t)
Maximum Takeoff Weight - 20,860 lb   (10.43 t)


Performance
Powerplant – 2 X General Electric T700-GE-701D Turboshafts
Horse Power – 1,994 shp Each

Speed
Maximum – 186 mph   (300 km/h)
Cruise – 171 mph   (275 km/h)
Service Ceiling – 21,000 ft   (6,400 m)
Range – 295 mi   (476 km)

Armament
1 X 30 mm Cannon W/1,200 Rounds
Missiles
4 X Hardpoints Mounted On Stub-Wing Pylons
16 X AGM-114L Hellfire-2 Anti-Tank
4 X AIM-92 Stinger
OR
4 X Mistral
OR
2 X AIM-9 Sidewinder Air-To-Air
2 X AGM-122 Sidearm Anti-Radiation
Rockets
19-Shot Pods With Hydra 70 Unguided Rockets