Sunday, October 22, 2017

Aoshima 1/48 "Airwolf" Diecast Model SGM-08

It's a simple designed box printed with image of the actual model and its features.

The helicopter is made of metal with small amount of plastic parts. This is the cobalt blue version released by Aoshima in 2005.

I guess Airwolf was the only helicopter that possesses "turbojet" engines in the 80's :)

Press the red button at the bottom of the fuselage to activate the main rotor and tail rotor.

You can open its doors to reveal the pilot "Hawke" and interior of the cockpit.

The wheels allow you to move the helicopter forward and backward.

Left above shows the main rotor and right above shows the chain guns and cannon extended from the sponson.

The missile launcher also acts as a "fastener" to lock and unlock the battery compartment.

You can retract the landing gear by pulling the metal bar in the rear body section (Part 2 review here).
Enjoy the opening intro and soundtrack...


Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Nostalgia artwork on the box... I can see the chogokin print on it. Looks like there are some cool gimmicks that come with it. I like the additional pilot and weaponries... Awesome display on the blades. Btw, what the battery does?

deSMOnd said...

Dennis, the batteries are to activate the main rotor and tail rotor. Unfortunately, the rotors do not work anymore..