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Tornado IDS MFG1, German Navy, 1980s (1:72)
Item # HA6707
Tornado IDS MFG1, German Navy, 1980s (1:72)
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Length 10.17"
Wingspan 4.67"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $129.95
Sale Price: $116.95
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    Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA6707 Tornado IDS 43+44, MFG1, German Navy, 1980s. Buy online now at Flying Tigers. The Panavia Tornado was a joint effort 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 being delivered to the German Air Force on July 27, 1979. There are three main variants of the Tornado, the 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. The Marineflieger received 122 Tornado IDS to replace the F-104 for anti-shipping and reconnaissance. Marineflieger MFG 2 operated from Eggebek between 1986 and 2005 when it was disbanded and all aircraft and duties were ceded to the Luftwaffe. For reconnaissance missions a pod with panoramic optical cameras and an IR line scan were attached to the fuselage center-line. Starting in 1993 MFG 2 was comprised of 3 squadrons, 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The first two were operational squadrons while the 3rd looked after training pilots and WSOs.