Panavia Tornado ECR – TaktLwG 51 Immelmann, Luftwaffe, Schleswig AB, Germany, NATO Tiger Meet 2014Add to compare
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Hobbymaster 1/72 scale HA6709: Panavia Tornado ECR 46+28 of TaktLwG 51 Immelmann, Luftwaffe, Schleswig AB, Germany, NATO Tiger Meet 2014
Length 9.25 inches Wingspan 7.75 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Box lid upper right corner has a light crush. Model is new
The NATO Association of Tiger Squadrons was esablished in 1961 to promote solidarity between NATO air forces. Each year, it holds a “Tiger Meet” to give member nations an opportunity to train together in simulated battle over the skies of Europe. As well as being opportunities for NATO air forces to share ideas and experiences, the meets are also public relations exercises and participating squadrons often decorate their aircraft with elaborate tiger-striped paint schemes. Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51 (TaktLwG 51) flew this strikingly painted Torndao ECR at the 2014 Tiger Meet in Schleswig, Germany.
Designed in collaboration with Britain, West Germany and Italy, the Tornado was first flown on August 14th, 1974 and is thought by many to be the most important military aircraft in Western European history. Nicknamed “The Flying Fin” because of its large tail fin, the Tornado has a variable wing sweep design and is capable of taking off and landing on short airstrips. It is equipped with terrain-following radar, which allows for hands-off, low-level flight in any weather. There are three primary versions: an electronic combat/reconnaissance version, an interceptor and a highly versatile strike fighter-bomber capable of carrying almost all of NATO’s air-launched weapons.