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Revell Panavia Tornado IDS 1:48 03 Jun 2015 04:13 #1

Revell Panavia Tornado IDS 1:48



HISTORY

Originally conceived as the MRA (Multi Role Aircraft), later changed to the MRCA (Multi Role Combat Aircraft), the Tornado was to become an aircraft capable of replacing several different aircraft in service with several NATO countries. Germany, Italy, Canada, Belgium and the Netherlands formed the initial working group in 1968 with the United Kingdom joining soon after. Canada and Belgium were the first countries to leave the consortium due to political wrangling and conflicting specifications and requirements, followed by the Netherlands in 1970.

The requirements that emerged from the three remaining partners were for an aircraft to be designed that would excel in the low-level strike role. Two design concepts were presented, the single seat Panavia 100 (favoured by Germany) and the two seat Panavia 200 (favoured by the RAF). Briefly known as the Panther, the three nation consortium selected the Panavia 200 for their new low-level strike aircraft. As the design evolved, the Tornado’s multirole capabilities led to it being produced in three main variants: Tornado IDS (Interdictor/Strike), Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat/Reconnaissance) and Tornado ADV (Air Defence Variant), the most extensively modified from the base Tornado airframe.

The first prototype aircraft took flight in 1974, with the first production aircraft being delivered to the RAF and Luftwaffe in 1979. Production ended in 1998 with the last of 992 airframes being delivered to Saudi Arabia. The Tornado was considered by several countries during this time, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, with no other successful foreign sales.

As with most aircraft operated by the world’s air forces today, the Tornado has under gone several life extension and upgrade programs to maintain its viability as a frontline aircraft. It is projected that the Tornado will remain in service until 2025, 50 years after the prototype’s first flight.

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Revell Panavia Tornado IDS 1:48 03 Jun 2015 07:53 #2

Excellent job Rich, looking at the parts they have the wings articulated. Also see they have mechanism to make the pylons swing on the wing, not sure I like that, how many turns do they have before the plastic on plastic friction breaks it. Neat feature.
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Revell Panavia Tornado IDS 1:48 03 Jun 2015 07:55 #3

I can't wait to get to work Rich so I can read the rest of the review and look at the pictures of the kit on a bigger screen than this little bitty smart phone thanks for the information ..... :good
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Revell Panavia Tornado IDS 1:48 03 Jun 2015 09:17 #4

This one with a lot of aftermarket parts will be a winner , for sure! ... thanks for sharing :good

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Revell Panavia Tornado IDS 1:48 03 Jun 2015 13:10 #5

Revell AG had a 1/48 GR.1 due out in October listed on their website a few weeks ago, but it's not listed anymore. :huh:

A new GR.1 from Revell was also mentioned The Tornado SIG (www.tornadosig.com/).


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Revell Panavia Tornado IDS 1:48 03 Jun 2015 21:40 #6

OK, Rich, I know you can knock this out of the park.
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Revell Panavia Tornado IDS 1:48 04 Jun 2015 08:27 #7

Nice review :good
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Revell Panavia Tornado IDS 1:48 06 Jun 2015 19:08 #8

Great review :thumbsup :thumbsup
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