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Tornado GR.1 Model, RAF 31 Sqn - Hobby Master HA6716

Tornado GR.1 Model, RAF 31 Sqn - Hobby Master HA6716 - click to enlarge
Tornado GR.1 Model, RAF 31 Sqn - Hobby Master HA6716 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA6716
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model

Panavia Tornado GR.1 – ZD790 "Debbie", No. 31 Squadron, RAF, Bahrain 1991 "Operation Granby"

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.2".  Wingspan (25 degree sweep): 7.6"

Limited production of approximately 700 models

In 1991, during the Gulf War, British forces were part of an alliance to remove Iraq from Kuwait. Iraqi president Saddam Hussein had his forces invade Kuwait and for seven months ignored warnings from the UN to leave. A coalition of member countries gathered in Saudi Arabia and began to forcibly remove Iraq from Kuwait. The British forces involved in the operation used the name “Operation Granby”. One of the British Tornados to take part in the operation was ZD790 from 31 Squadron nicknamed “Snoopy Squadron”. ZD790 was built in 1984 and flew 28 sorties during the operation.

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.

Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-assembled, diecast display models. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a Tornado GR.1 features:

  • 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
  • Display stand
  • Box with Tornado artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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