Hobby Master HH1210 1/72 AH-64E Apache Guardian - ZV-4808, Indian AF 125th HS "Gladiators"

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Hobby Master HH1210 1/72 AH-64E Apache Guardian - ZV-4808, Indian AF 125th HS "Gladiators"

Air Power Series
Hughes AH-64E Apache Guardian, ZV-4808
Indian Air Force 125th HS "Gladiators"
Pathankot AFS, India, 2020

The first Indian Air Force Attack Helicopter Squadron was commissioned on November1, 1983 and named the 125th Helicopter Squadron "Gladiators". The 125th HS is stationed at Pathankot AFS and equipped with the Apache AH-64E replacing their Mi-35. India had ordered 22 Apaches with the last one arriving in June 2020. In February 2020 they ordered 6 AH-64Es for the Army to be delivered by 2023. There are 2 squadrons of AH-64Es, one at Pathankot and the other at Jorhat AB with both locations receiving 10 AH-64Es and 2 helicopters in reserve.

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.

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series die-cast airplanes feature:
- Diecast metal construction with some plastic components
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details
- Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals
- Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors
- Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear
- Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight"
- Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards
- Accurately detailed underside with concealed screw heads