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AH-1W
Posted by patrick206 on Sunday, January 21, 2018 7:11 PM

Hi, all -

I'm building a Marine AH-1W, 1:48th Revell of Germany kit. It's for a young Marine, who served as a maintenance crewman for two tours overseas. A very nice young man, I'm pleased to build it for him to honor his service.

In reference photos I see two different exhaust versions, the kit has the tubes mounted on a slant with vertical orientation, others have lengthy and horizontal exhaust extensions. Anyone know of AM horizontal exhausts?

Hopefully so, I don't have the skills to scratch them. Thanks very much in advance.

Patrick

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 21, 2018 9:39 PM

The initial W Cobras had the vertically angled exhausts. The horizontal oriented exhausts is a more recent development. 

I think Cobra Company made the later style exhausts as a conversion in 1/48.

 

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  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Sunday, January 21, 2018 9:55 PM

I've seen mention of an Olimp resin set 48-07 which contains the rotated exausts. Seems to be difficult to find though.

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, January 22, 2018 6:57 AM

stikpusher

I think Cobra Company made the later style exhausts as a conversion in 1/48.

 
Werner's Wings has the turned exhausts in 1/35.  CC never made them. 
 
I tho only one is the 1/48 Olimp set (48-07), but like Phil_H said, they can be hard to find.

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Posted by patrick206 on Monday, January 22, 2018 4:17 PM

Stik, Heavy Arty and Phil H -

Thanks for the info, very helpful, I'll see if I can find the Olimp set. Now that I consider the shape and length of the extended exhausts, I wonder what was the purpose? Did it reduce noise, or did it somehow lower the heat signature, to make it harder for heat seeking armament to track it? Hmmm.

Thanks again

Patrick

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, January 22, 2018 9:29 PM

They reduce the heat signature.  The internals are similar to the Hover Infra-Red Suppression System that is used by Black Hawks. 

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