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AH-64D Apache Instrument Panel

by: Joe Szczygielski [ MOTHER ]

When Kangnam released their 1/35th AH-64D Apache #27000, they missed out adding in a revised cockpit. Eduard stepped up with their release of a colorful 71 piece photo-etch set, item # 33011

The two page instruction sheet is easy to follow with no challenging step. The instructions have you sanding of all the raised detail on the cockpit instrument panels, and then gluing on the replacement panels and a full range of analog, digital and video instrument displays.

Another nice feature to the set is that itís pre-painted, it has the look as if itís switched on and ready for flight.

Conclusion
Using this photo-etch set alone will not give you and accurate AH-64D, but will put in the right step as the Kangnam kit has some flaws with itís fit and wrong sized sponsors. So if you're up to the challenge, and with a little work and scratch building, the Eduard Apache 'D cockpit set is worth getting.

As if thatís not enough, Eduard also has put out an additional photo-etch sets. An armament set, # 32110 price $22.95, an exterior set, # 32095 price $24.95 and a full interior complete with cockpit instrument panels, seat detail with seat harnesses and photo-etch detail for the cockpit tub, # 32094 price $24.95

Thank you to Eduard for kindly supplying the review sample.

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SUMMARY
The AH-64D Longbow Apache is a remanufactured and upgraded version of the AH-64A Apache attack helicopter. Along with its fully-integrated cockpit, other modifications to the Apache are the addition of a millimeter-wave Fire Control Radar (FCR) target acquisition system, the fire-and-forget Longbow Hellfire air-to-ground missiles and its improved survivability, communications, and navigation capabilities.
Percentage Rating
80%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 33011
  Suggested Retail: $9.95
  PUBLISHED: Apr 20, 2006
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 82.57%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.49%

About Joe Szczygielski (mother)
FROM: NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

Copyright ©2019 text by Joe Szczygielski [ MOTHER ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


   

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