How do you make an already mean looking aircraft look meaner? Add a
shark's mouth to it!
is precisely what the 1st CAV, 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment,
Hunter AAF, Georgia did to their AH-64D Apaches. Two Bobs Decals has
captured two of the shark mouthed beasts along with one other
example from the 1st CAV, 227th Aviation Regiment A Company based at
Fort Hood, Texas.
The first aircraft from Hunter AAF sports a slender looking shark
mouth along with the dome on top of the rotor. The second one from
the same unit has a fatter and in my opinion , meaner looking shark
mouth on the nose chines but does not carry the rotor dome. The last
aircraft from Fort Hood, Texas has an eagle head with an American
Flag flying through it on the tail. This aircraft was photographed
in Iraq by Hyperscales own Scott Brown. There are several pictures
of this aircraft along with the other two on the instruction sheet.
As you can see by the scan of the sheet itself, there are not too
many decals as Apaches really are sparsely marked. There is very
minimal decal film and the colors and markings are well within
register. These markings can be used on the Hasegawa , Academy and
Italeri 1/48 Apache kits. I do not believe that the old Monogram A
model can be upgraded to D model status but I will leave that
question to the experts on the Apace.
I have gone out and bought a Hasegawa D model as the shark mouth
markings are just way too cool to pass up! I can highly recommend
this sheet to all.