1:72 Scale Diecast Metal – Boeing - Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter – Length: 7.25" Rotorspan: 7”
This Comanche model is a two seater model and does not include pilots/crew figures. The cockpit can not open. The landing gear is nicely detailed and is fixed in the extended position. A stand where the model can be attached for display is included. The display stand has the model's info such as country, flag and scale.
Both rotors can spin freely, the blades on the main rotor need to be assembled but it is noting too complicated and although no glue is needed, maybe a tiny bit of glue would be advisable as to keep things in place.
The maker of the model, Amercom, really did a good job with the model; although Amercom markets the model as diecast metal, the metal content seem to be at a minimum. The panel lines and details are very clear and crisp.What really caught my attention, however, is the way the markings and coloring are done.
These models come in what could be described as a disposable blister pack (sandwiched between two transparent plastic shells and then glued/attached to a piece of cardboard with the branding info. There is really nothing spectacular about the packaging, but at the end, the packaging is supposed to be disposable and with the sole function protecting the model, which it does very well.
All weapons are already attached to the model. One just needs to open the pack and display it (or play with it).
Keep in mind that these are really not toys, they are models made for collecting and display purposes. Helicopter models will definitely not last long if played with. The packaging is labeled as Not Suitable for children under 14 years old.
The Boeing–Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was an advanced five-blade armed reconnaissance and attack helicopter designed for the United States Army. The RAH-66 program was canceled in 2004, before mass production began, after nearly US$7 billion was spent on the program.
During the early 1980s, the U.S. Army began formulating a requirement for the replacement of its helicopters then in service, resulting in the Light Helicopter Experimental program. In 1991, the Boeing–Sikorsky team was chosen to produce prototypes. The Comanche would incorporate stealth technologies, featuring a number of designs previously untried. It was to employ advanced sensors in its reconnaissance role, and was intended to designate targets for the AH-64 Apache. The aircraft was also armed with missiles and rockets to destroy armored vehicles. Two RAH-66 prototypes were built and conducted flight testing from 1996 to 2004. Since the cancellation, the prototypes have been placed on display.