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Emre Tuzun
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1/48 Monogram AH-1P Cobra

August 18, 2016 · in Aviation · · 14 · 2.6K

This is the old AH-1S, which was converted to Turkish Army AH-1P.

Basic conversions follow so:

•In order to enhance the reality of the cockpit; some wires, a fire extinguisher, helmet bag, map reading lights and first aid kit bag were added,
•The HSS (Helmet Sight Subsystem) rails were built and glued to the canopy,
•Landing light was scratch built, glued and wired to the left skid,
•Since Turkish Cobras fly with 2-tube TOW launchers, 4-tube launchers were downgraded to 2-tube ones and some wiring added for enhanced realism,
•GPS antenna scratch built on the rear left top fuselage,
•MXF 484 Have Quick radio antennas (produced by Turkish electronics company ASELSAN) were added to the lower fuselage,
•ARC 182 flexible radio antenna added to the lower fuselage,
•Plastic engine grill cowlings were removed and for extended realism mesh used to depict the grills,
•Ball shaped laser tracker in front of the main rotor removed,
•Gunner canopy window displayed in the open position,
•“Babibi Models” 1/48 TUR Army AH-1P decals were used.

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14 responses

  1. Beautifully finished, sir...nice work.

  2. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Nice work on that Cobra, Emre . Good detailing and very fine work.

  3. That's a great looking snake. Nice work.

  4. You did a great job on this old kit, congrats!

  5. Another fine build. Love Cobras

  6. This is really nice. Great work Emre

  7. Thank you all for the comments..

  8. Lots of extra work has resulted in an exceptional model.

  9. Awesome looking Cobra! Nice work on the cockpit and finish!

  10. Great work Emre. Brings back real fond memories for me as I flew these in the US Army.

    • Thanks Scott,
      I tried to replicate the retired Turkish AH-1P as much as I could within the borders of my talent. I can emphatize how much it could mean to you as a former Snake pilot. Thanks again for your time&comment.

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