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  German Panavia GR. Mk. 1 Tornado IDS All-Weather Bomber - Unite JBG 38, Jever, Germany, 1983-2005 (1:48 Scale)
German Panavia GR. Mk. 1 Tornado IDS All-Weather Bomber - Unite JBG 38, Jever, Germany, 1983-2005

Armour Collection German Panavia GR. Mk. 1 Tornado IDS All-Weather Bomber - Unite JBG 38, Jever, Germany, 1983-2005




 
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Armour Collection B11F044 German Panavia GR. Mk. 1 Tornado IDS All-Weather Bomber - Unite JBG 38, Jever, Germany, 1983-2005 (1:48 Scale) "Obsolete weapons do not deter."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

During the late 1960's a number of European countries examined ways to replace their existing fleet of combat aircraft using next-generation design techniques. Several countries looked at variable geometry wing configurations as a means of making a plane perform well throughout a wider flight envelope. Variable geometry allows the pilot and/or fly by wire system to adapt the aircraft's wing shape to the optimal settings dependent on its height, speed, and load. The Tornado takes this one step further and incorporates swiveling weapons pylons that always ensure the stores are parallel to the airframe, thus minimizing drag and improving airflow across the entire surface of the aircraft especially at low altitudes.

Britain and France joined forces on a variable geometry aircraft project, called the Anglo French Variable Geometry (AFVG) project. France was already in the process of developing a variable geometry airframe of its own. In 1968, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy, and Canada formed a working group to look at replacements for the aging F-104. The outcome was initially called the Multi-Role Aircraft (MRA) project, which was later changed to the Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MCRA). Britain later joined this group on the strength of its variable geometry design.

Pictured here is a stunning 1:48 scale diecast replica of a Panavia GR. Mk. 1 Tornado fighter-bomber flown by the German Luftwaffe and attached to the Immelmann squadron. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 11-inches
Length: 13-inches

Release Date: February 2009

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Fixed lowered landing gear
  • Plexiglass canopy
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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