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Meng 1/35 AH64D Saraf Israeli AF Heavy Attack Helicopter Kit

Meng 1/35 AH64D Saraf Israeli AF Heavy Attack Helicopter Kit


$99.99 $124.99

Product Review: Meng IAF "Saraf" AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopter Model Kit (1/35th Scale)

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Build Quality and Design: 5/5

The Meng IAF "Saraf" AH-64D Apache Longbow model kit is an impressive feat of engineering in miniature. With dimensions of 504 mm in length, 425 mm in width, and 157 mm in height, this 1/35th scale model is sizeable enough to appreciate the intricate detail but compact for display. Precision metal etched parts and pre-cut masking tape enhance the model's authenticity, particularly when recreating the Israeli desert camouflage.

Detail and Accuracy: 5/5

The level of detail in this model is exceptional. The cockpit layout and equipment are precisely replicated, giving a true-to-life feel. The fully detailed pair of engines can be displayed with the covers in the open or closed positions. The weighted wheels and the internal detail of the avionics bay show an impressive dedication to realism. The optical sight, laser, and radar warning receiver are meticulously reproduced.

Features and Extras: 4.5/5

Meng has gone the extra mile by including features like the rotatable machine gun, mimicking the real chain gun on the Apache. The model also has typical IAF fuel tanks, Spike air-to-ground missiles, and dedicated wingtip radio datalink antenna pods. The tail boom chaff flare dispenser, laser, and radar warning receivers are accurately depicted, adding to the model's fidelity. The only minor drawback is that some additional parts can be very delicate, requiring careful handling.

Ease of Assembly: 4/5

The assembly process is straightforward for experienced model builders, but beginners might find it challenging due to the kit's complexity and the precision required for some parts. The instructions are clear, but patience and a steady hand are needed to achieve the best results.

Value for Money: 4.5/5

Considering the high level of detail, quality of materials, and uniqueness of the IAF Saraf version, this model kit offers good value for money. It is a must-have for enthusiasts of military aviation and model builders looking for a challenging project with a rewarding outcome.


The Meng IAF "Saraf" AH-64D Apache Longbow model kit is a superb representation of one of the most advanced attack helicopters in service. Its exceptional detail, realistic features, and overall quality make it a standout choice for collectors and model enthusiasts. Despite its complexity, the final result is a stunning model that vividly brings to life the formidable capabilities of the IAF "Saraf" AH-64D Apache Longbow.


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