Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.Mk 4 – 1(F) Sqn, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, Operation Shader, March 2021 (with Storm Shadow missiles)
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA6615: Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.Mk 4 ZK344 of 1(F) Sqn, , RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, Operation Shader, March 2021. Production run of 600 models. Complete with Storm Shadow missile weapon load.
Length 8.75 inches Wingspan 6 inches
Operation Shader was the operational name given to the UKs portion of the U.S. led against ISIS. The UK provided air, ground and sea support to the operation as well as humanitarian aid. RAF Akrotiri is located on Cyprus and is home to the Cyprus Operations Support Unit and is a forward base for operations in the Middle East. Eurofighter Typhoon departed Cyprus in March 2021 equipped with Storm Shadow air-launched cruise missiles, making this a first time use in combat.
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.