Panavia Tornado GR1 – ZA546 / JB, 27 Sqn Royal Air Force Marham 1991 1/72 Scale
3 in stock
3 in stock
Hachette 1/72 scale FX02: Panavia Tornado GR1, ZA546 / JB, 27 Sqn Royal Air Force Marham 1991
Length 9.25 inches Wingspan 7.75 inches
PLEASE NOTE: These are Diecast and Plastic models in sealed plastic blister packaging which may have some dents or detachment from the base. Model is supplied with separate undercarriage and stand. However these are not expensive finely finished models, so some over spray or small glue marks are very likely. There are no moving parts, but the undercarriage and stand may need blue tack for them to be successfully affixed.
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. The Tornado GR4 was officially retired from RAF service on 1 April 2019, the 101st anniversary of the force, replaced by the Typhoon and F-35 Lightning. It remains in service in Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia.