Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
|Length||23.2 cm||9.1 in||Approx|
|Wingspan swept||11.9 cm||4.7 in||Approx|
|Wingspan spread||19.3 cm||7.6 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Removable crew figurines
- Optional ordnance
- Display stand included.
Hobby Master – 1/72 Scale Panavia Tornado IDS, Luftwaffe
Hobby Master diecast model HA6701 replicates in 1/72 scale the Panavia Tornado IDS, tactical number 44 + 43 of JAboG 34″Allgäu”, Luftwaffe. In the Norm83C camo scheme, circa the 1980s.
Jagdbombergeschwader 34 “Allgäu”, (Fighter-bomber squadron 34, JAboG 34) established on October 1, 1958, and operated the Tornado from October 1987 until disbanded on June 30, 2003.
The Panavia Tornado is a European twin-engine, tandem-seat with variable-sweep wings multi-role combat aircraft. The maiden flight took place on August 14, 1974, with the first deliveries going to the RAF and Luftwaffe in June 1979.
Developed and built by Panavia Aircraft GmbH, a consortium of British Aerospace, MBB of West Germany and Aeritalia of Italy. Turbo-Union who developed and produced the RB199 engine is a joint venture between Rolls-Royce, MTU and FiatAvio. The three main variants of the Tornado are the Interdictor/strike (IDS), Electronic Combat/Reconnaissance (ECR) and the Air Defence Variant (ADV) interceptor. Production ended in 1998 with 990 airframes built. The Tornado saw service with the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia.
Airframe construction is mainly of aluminium alloy with some titanium and fibre-reinforced plastics. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque structure with a hybrid fly-by-wire control system; engine air intakes are located on each side of the fuselage forward of the wing. The tandem-seat cockpit houses a pilot (front) and navigator/weapons officer (rear). The cantilevered variable geometry wings are shoulder-mounted, the tail unit has a single swept-back fin and all-moving tailplanes. The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type.
It uses two Turbo-Union RB199 afterburning axial-flow turbofan engines, giving the aircraft a maximum speed of 2,400 km/h (1,490 mph), a combat range of 1,390 km (870 mi) and a service ceiling of 15,240 m (50,000 ft).
Armament consists of one 27 mm (1.06 in) Mauser BK-27 revolver cannon internally mounted under the starboard side of the fuselage. Seven external hardpoints, able to carry up to 9,000 kg (19,800 lb) of payload, two under each wing and three under the fuselage. Ordnance includes various air-to-air, air-to-surface, cruise and anti-radiation missiles. Bombs include guided, unguided and nuclear. As well as drop tanks and mission-specific pods.