Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon S – TaktLwG 31 Boelke, Luftwaffe, Norvenich AB, Germany, 2019
2 in stock
2 in stock
Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA6612: Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon S 31+17 of TaktLwG 31 Boelke, Luftwaffe, Norvenich AB, Germany, 2019. Production run of 700 models.
Length 8.75 inches Wingspan 6 inches
After the UK, Germany operates the second largest fleet of Eurofighters that they call the Eurofighter or the EF2000 with no reference to the name Typhoon. Originally designated as an air-to-air aircraft but it is being developed into a multi-role aircraft. These aircraft are assigned to four Tactical Air Wings, 31, 71, 73 and 74. In 2019 three of these squadrons sent EF2000s to RIAT 2019 at RAF Fairford UK with EF2000 31+17 c/n 178/AS010 from TaktLwG 31 “Boelcke” at Norvenich representing this unit.
Designed as part of a co-operative effort by Germany, Italy and the UK to produce an air superiority fighter, the Eurofighter was first flown on March 27th, 1994. The Eurofighter is a single-seat, twin-engine, agile combat aircraft used in air-to-air, air-to-ground and tactical reconnaissance roles. It is intentionally aerodynamically unstable, which gives it its high levels of agility-but this means the Typhoon is controlled by a computerized “fly by wire” system instead of by its pilot. The Eurofighter’s first rate performance is matched by excellent all round vision and by sophisticated attack, identification and defense systems and stealth technology.