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AH-64 Apache
« on: February 01, 2012, 08:32:47 AM »
The thread for all your AH-64 Apace ideas!

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"yoreh" from www.scale-rotors.com built the Revell 1/32 AH-64A Apache and painted in a fantastic colour scheme. More pics HERE.



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Something I whipped up for a thread on ARC, which was about the eventual cancellation of the ARH-70 Arapaho scout helicopter.
The Apache Scout!




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Other whiffs:
- the five-bladed main rotor the Apache was supposed to get for the Block III update
- add a pusher prop for more speed
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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 11:06:30 AM »
Classic Apache whiffs have to be the naval variants with the redesigned fuselages & radar.

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 11:55:31 AM »
Replace the tail rotor with a NOTAR installation.  Bigger stretch would be to replace the fan-driven NOTAR with one that used cooled and ducted engine exhausts (not sure it's feasible, but...).

Export version with options to replace the chain gun with a weapon of the user's choice?  I could just see a country already flying Su-25s opting for a common cannon with that one (clearly a country getting arms from both sides).

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 08:40:57 PM »
Another gun change might be an M197 or even a M61.

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 11:07:42 PM »
I do have, languishing in a box back in Canada, a partly finished naval Apache.

Based on the Academy 1/72 kit, I planned (and partially executed) the following changes:

Gun replaced with radar dome of the sort you'd see on the SH-60 Seahawk

Fenestron tail Rotor and SH-60 style tail landing gear at a mid boom position

Penguin missiles

I think I had some Danish or Dutch navy decals set aside for it.
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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 03:34:31 AM »
Classic Apache whiffs have to be the naval variants with the redesigned fuselages & radar.

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John


Here you go:



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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 07:30:20 AM »
Them's the one!  They need a resin conversion for those last two.

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 03:24:08 PM »
Random idea:  dedicated aerial combat AH-64. Single seat, retractable undercarriage, radar in nose, air-to-air missiles. 
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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 12:48:53 AM »
I found a drawing of an Apache fused with a Scorpion from Avatar. Been hunting Deviantart for more pics of it. REALLY want to convert the Revell 32nd kit into one.

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 01:57:05 AM »
Old naval Apache WHIF of mine, thought it was on here but can't find it.

Features as per text on the photo, 1/72 scale. I've got the parts to do a 1/48 detailed version at some point. :)

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 06:08:12 AM »


Sorry, forgot who the artist is. Would love to see more angles of this.

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 08:47:43 AM »
A very early and now abandoned project ...............

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2014, 10:34:33 AM »
Looks like the Navy Apache was a popular whiff!

I built this one after it appeared in Aviation Leak. A member of the club I was in at the time brought in his 1/48 version the same night I brought in this one.
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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2014, 12:23:11 PM »
Navy Apaches are just so cool... and easily achievable.

Kerick, I think that I like the nose on your better than the one on mine. :)

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2014, 11:42:44 AM »
Thanks, it's been so long ago I forgot what I used for that!

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2016, 06:26:52 AM »
Random detail shot for the super detailer...

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2016, 06:50:49 AM »
I recognize the latches on the door, Bell uses them on the V-22 and other products, too.  From the layout of the wiring harnesses, it looks like someone in the design phase tried to design for accessibility and maintainability.  That can be a challenge, I remember one design effort where the most used connector was initially placed in the most inaccessible location; the designer and I had an "intense discussion" about that that was resolved by working together to sort out all the harnesses going to the box so that every one was accessible for installation and maintenance purposes.  Since this was installed on the first two B-2As and worked without a hitch, I think we succeeded.

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2016, 09:02:36 AM »
Random detail shot for the super detailer...



Good one for the "Quote" thread  ----  OK Chief!, there's no plugs in this one -------    ;D

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2016, 09:46:52 AM »
"Oh-kay, so what does all this lot do, then?"

"No idea, Chief, but I just found the sardine sandwich I lost last week!"
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2016, 11:29:10 AM »
What do you mean, you can't find your pet snake?

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 07:26:09 PM »
New Indonesian AH-64E:

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2017, 02:45:36 AM »
Downright reptilian  :-*
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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2017, 03:28:54 AM »
No comment necessary:

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2017, 12:19:19 PM »
Not an accessory I can see the Indonesians bothering with.

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2017, 01:31:18 PM »
Not an accessory I can see the Indonesians bothering with.

High in the Owen Stanleys they get snow on the equator...

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2017, 10:00:12 PM »
Those new Indonesian Apaches might be my new 2nd favorite Apache paint scheme (after the Japanese, of course).

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2017, 11:04:30 PM »
Not an accessory I can see the Indonesians bothering with.

High in the Owen Stanleys they get snow on the equator...

And Hawaii gets a regular dump of snow each year (maybe not quite as much as in 2016)
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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2017, 03:29:54 AM »
Random idea:  Iranian AH-64 in scheme similar to this:

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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2017, 03:50:55 AM »
Back to the AH-64, anyone else note the additional 'bumps' on this Israeli AH-64?  I presume they are related to the Spike NLOS missiles:




 
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Re: AH-64 Apache
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2018, 02:17:08 PM »
AH-64 / A-10 hybrid
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