Boeing–Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche 1/72 Scale Diecast Helicopter Model by Atlas

$ 29.99

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.

 

Both rotors can spin freely, the blades on the main rotor need to be assembled but it is noting too complicated.

 

These models come in a disposable blister pack.

 

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 BoeingSikorsky 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.