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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Panavia Tornado GR1 – ZA447/EA, No. 15 Squadron, RAF, Tabuk Air Base, Saudi Arabia, 1991, "Operation Granby"
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.2". Wingspan (25 degree sweep): 7.6"
Limited production of approximately 1,000 models
The British participation in the Gulf War was called “Operation Granby” with No. 15 Squadron based at Tabuk AB in Saudi Arabia. One No. 15 Tornado GR.1 was ZA447/EA that was painted a desert pink scheme and flew 40 combat missions making it one of the busiest Tornados. On one airfield denial mission over Iraq ZA447/EA destroyed what was thought to be a MiG-29 so the aircraft was given nose art “Mig Eater”. Later it was discovered that it was actually a Mirage F.1. RAF Tornados flew a total of 2,500 sorties.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Removable weapons and external fuel tanks
Optional extended landing gear
Box with Tornado IDS artwork
The Panavia Tornado was a joint project between the UK, West Germany and Italy to produce a two-seat, dual-engine aircraft with variable-sweep wings. The Tornado took its maiden flight on August 14, 1974 with the first aircraft delivered to the German Air Force on July 27, 1979. The variants of the Tornado are: IDS (interdictor/strike), ECR (electronic combat / reconnaissance) and ADV (air defense variant) interceptor. By the end of production in 1998 there had been 992 aircraft of all versions built of which 745 were IDS variants.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years