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1/32 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon 10 Years in German Air Force TLG 73 "Steinhoff

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter.[7][8] The Typhoon was designed and is manufactured by a consortium of Alenia Aermacchi (Leonardo since 2017), Airbus Group, and BAE Systems that conducts the majority of the project through a joint holding company, Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH formed in 1986. NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency manages the project and is the prime customer.[9]

The aircraft's development effectively began in 1983 with the Future European Fighter Aircraft programme, a multinational collaboration among the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. Disagreements over design authority and operational requirements led France to leave the consortium to develop the Dassault Rafale independently. A technology demonstration aircraft, the British Aerospace EAP, first took flight on 6 August 1986; the first prototype of the finalised Eurofighter made its first flight on 27 March 1994. The aircraft's name, Typhoon, was adopted in September 1998; the first production contracts were also signed that year.

Political issues in the partner nations significantly protracted the Typhoon's development; the sudden end of the Cold War reduced European demand for fighter aircraft, and debate existed over the aircraft's cost and work share. The Typhoon entered operational service in 2003; it has entered service with the air forces of Austria, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Saudi Arabia. The air forces of Oman and Kuwait are export customers, bringing the procurement total to 599 aircraft as of 2016.

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a highly agile aircraft, designed to be a supremely effective dogfighter in combat.[10] Later production aircraft have been increasingly better equipped to undertake air-to-surface strike missions and to be compatible with an increasing number of different armaments and equipment, including Storm Shadow and the RAF's Brimstone. The Typhoon had its combat debut during the 2011 military intervention in Libya with the Royal Air Force and the Italian Air Force, performing aerial reconnaissance and ground-strike missions. The type has also taken primary responsibility for air-defence duties for the majority of customer nations.

On 26th of April 2004, the introduction of the first seven double seated Eurofighters to the Jagdgeschwader 73, JG 73 (Fighter Wing) started and the former F-4 squadron was reactivated again as EF 2000 training and operational conversion squadron. Therefore, Laage was unique as first EF 2000 Eurofighter unit within the German Luftwaffe.

On 23rc1of August 2014 the now named Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 73 "Steinhoff', TaktLwG 73 "S" (Tactical Air Force Wing 73) celebrated 10 years with Eurofighter with an Open Day. For this event the EF 2000 30+47 was decorated with a special painted tail. On the right side the 10 years are positioned in front of an Eurofighter silhouette. The crane as well as the lighthouse and the famous "Teepott"

This is Revell’s 1/32 twin seat converted to single seat, built with the resin cockpit, and engine cans, the pilot is resin, everything else is OTB.

The kit went together as you would expect from Revell, some bits are ok others need the delicate touch of filler and TLC

All painted with the HATAK paints, and the decals are from model makers

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I've always preferred the look of the twin stick Tiffie over the single and you've done a lovely job on yours. Well done!

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Master Modeler. Constructed and finished to the highest standards. Forgot to mention the presentation, with a pilot  in a normal position in the office.

Besides that, superb photographs. Sometimes this last item is more complicated that building the model.

New member, so more to come. welcome. Regards, Orion / The Netherlands.

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On ‎19‎.‎04‎.‎2017 at 3:35 PM, chameleon2009 said:

Hi Michael

I know what you mean, there is a defiant lack some thing not just on the kit , but on the real thing, its not an aircraft that gets your modelling mojo going

thanks for the comments

 

Mike

Fully agree mate - but I have that opinion of most of the modern jet fighters - they lack something the earlier fighter jets had.

 

Cheers,

Michael

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