Herpa HE558211 – 1/200 Scale Panavia Tornado IDS Diecast Model
Herpa HE558211 diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Panavia Tornado IDS, s/n 46 + 05, 1st Line Maintenance Squadron, Luftwaffe, based at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico. In the colour scheme introduced in 2014, depicting the state flag of New Mexico and the state bird, the Roadrunner.
The 1st Line Maintenance Squadron is part of the Fliegerisches Ausbildungszentrum (Flying Training Center) based at Holloman AFB, New Mexico,
Herpa 1/72 scale Panavia Tornado IDS diecast model details
|Length||9.3 cm||3.66 in||Approx|
|Wingspan swept||4.3 cm||1.70 in||Approx|
|Wingspan spread||6.9 cm||2.74 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Wing fixed at a minimum sweep
- Display stand not include.
German Air Force Flying Training Centre
The German Air Force has been training aircrews in the United States since 1958. The Tactical Training Centre established at Holloman AFB on May 1, 1996, with 300 German military personnel and 12 Tornado Aircraft. By 2002 there were 35 Tornados with 680 German military personnel and 110 civilian employees. The centre runs courses in basic weapon system training, instructor pilot training, advanced tactical training and fighter weapon instructor course.
The Panavia Tornado is a European multi-role combat aircraft. The aircraft is twin-engine, variable sweep wings and tandem-seat. The prototype flew for the first time on August 14, 1974. Developed and built by Panavia Aircraft GmbH. A consortium of British Aerospace, MBB of West Germany and Aeritalia of Italy. Turbo-Union developed and produced the RB199 engine. A joint venture formed in June 1970 between Rolls-Royce, MTU and FiatAvio. There are three main variants of the Tornado. The Interdictor/strike (IDS), Electronic Combat/Reconnaissance (ECR) and the Air Defence Variant (ADV) interceptor aircraft. Delivery of the first aircraft to the RAF occurred on June 5, 1979, Luftwaffe on June 6, 1979. The Aeronautica Militare received the first of their Tornados on September 25, 1981. Saudi Arabia the only export customer received their first Tornado on February 9, 1989. Production ended in 1998 with the last aircraft going to the Royal Saudi Air Force.
The Panavia Tornado is a conventional metal, semi-monocoque structure. One of the requirements of the Tornado was a short-field take-off and landing (STOL) performance. To this end, the Tornado had variable sweep wings, full-span flaps and leading edge slats. In combination with an engine thrust reverser, the Tornado had excellent low-speed handling and landing characteristics. The crew consists of a pilot (front) and navigator/weapons officer (rear).
The cantilevered variable geometry wings are shoulder mounted on the fuselage. The wings can sweep from 25° fully forward to 68° fully swept. The wing glove leading edges have Krueger flaps. The wings have full span leading edge slats and trailing edge flaps and spoilers. The spoilers along with lift dumpers assist in roll control at low speed. The Tornado can land safely with a full sweep if it suffers a loss of wing movement. The cantilevered tail unit consists of a swept back fin and low set all-moving horizontal tailerons. The tailerons operate together for pitch control and differentially for roll control. The aircraft’s construction is mainly of aluminium alloy. Components of the variable sweep wing mechanism use titanium. Fibre-reinforced plastics are used in fairings.
It is powered by two after-burning RB 199 turbofan engines. The engine has variable intake ramps and bucket type thrust reverser. On the starboard side of the fuselage below the cockpit is a removable and retractable in-flight refuelling probe.
Electronics and Flight Systems
Primary flight controls are a fly-by-wire hybrid. Consisting of an analogue quadruplex Command and Stability Augmentation System (CSAS). Connected to a digital Autopilot and Flight Director System (AFDS). A navigation/attack Doppler radar scans for targets and simultaneously conducts the automated terrain-following low-level flight. The Tornado ECR, Suppression of Enemy Air Defences (SEAD) variant uses the emitter-locator system (ELS). German ECRs have infrared imaging system for reconnaissance flights. RAF and RSAF Tornados use the Laser Range Finder and Marked Target Seekers (LRMTS)
Tornado IDS Armament
- One 27 mm (1.06 in) Mauser BK-27 revolver cannon internally mounted under starboard side of the fuselage
- Four light duty and three heavy-duty under-fuselage, four swivelling under-wing pylon stations. Each of the inner wing pylons has two shoulder launch rails
- Able to carry up to 9,000 kg (19,800 lb) of payload.
- Short-Range AAM (SRAAM)
- AIM-9 Sidewinder or AIM-132 ASRAAM air-to-air missiles
- AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missile
- Brimstone missile air-to-surface missile
- Storm Shadow cruise missile
- ALARM anti-radiation missile.
- 500 lb Paveway IV
- 1000 lb Paveway II/Enhanced Paveway II (UK Mk 20)
- 2000 lb Paveway III (GBU-24)/Enhanced Paveway III (EGBU-24)
- BL755 cluster bombs
- JP233 or MW-1 munitions dispensers
- B61 or WE.177 tactical nuclear weapons.
- Up to 4 drop tanks
- RAPTOR aerial reconnaissance pod
- Rafael LITENING targeting pod
- TIALD laser designator pod
- BAE Systems Sky Shadow electronic countermeasure pod.
Tornado IDS Performance
- Maximum speed: Mach 2.2, 2,400 km/h (1,490 mph)
- Typical Combat Range: 1,390 km (870 mi)
- Ferry range: 3,890 km (2,417 mi) with drop tanks
- Service ceiling: 15,240 m (50,000 ft).