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The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multirole combat aircraft, jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom and West Germany. There are three primary Tornado variants: the Tornado IDS (interdictor/strike) fighter-bomber, the suppression of enemy air defences Tornado ECR (electronic combat/reconnaissance) and the Tornado ADV (air defence variant) interceptor aircraft.

The Tornado was developed and built by Panavia Aircraft GmbH, a tri-national consortium consisting of British Aerospace (previously British Aircraft Corporation), MBB of West Germany, and Aeritalia of Italy. It first flew on 14 August 1974 and was introduced into service in 1979–1980. Due to its multirole design, it was able to replace several different fleets of aircraft in the adopting air forces. The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) became the only export operator of the Tornado in addition to the three original partner nations. A tri-nation training and evaluation unit operating from RAF Cottesmore, the Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment, maintained a level of international co-operation beyond the production stage.

The Tornado was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF), Italian Air Force, and RSAF during the Gulf War of 1991, in which the Tornado conducted many low-altitude penetrating strike missions. The Tornados of various services were also used in The Bosnian War, Kosovo War, Iraq War, in Libya during the 2011 Libyan civil war, as well as smaller roles in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Syria. Including all variants, 990[2] aircraft were built.

 

This is the GR4 “Danger Mouse” ZA452 Operation Teic Iraq 2003 the only additional items used are the Aires ejector seats and seat belts. All painted with Tamyia acrylics

Enjoy

Mike

 

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That is just absolutely awesome. A perfect rendition of a late service Tonka, could certainly pass for the real thing with that background.

 

Obviously the kit is worth its price ?

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Most assuredly excellent work. What was the kit like to build?

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Another stunning Tonka Mike, you must have a nice collection of them now. The paint and weathering on this is amazing, so realistic and great touch with the photography with that background, making me drool well done sir, fantastic work

 

 

Darren.

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24 minutes ago, dashellis said:

Another stunning Tonka Mike, you must have a nice collection of them now. The paint and weathering on this is amazing, so realistic and great touch with the photography with that background, making me drool well done sir, fantastic work

 

 

Darren.

Hi  Darron thanks for your comments , sadly no I don’t have any all commission builds Mike 

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19 hours ago, Paulaero said:

That is just absolutely awesome. A perfect rendition of a late service Tonka, could certainly pass for the real thing with that background.

 

Obviously the kit is worth its price ?

it depends on what your after, if you take the Revell kit you need to throw a lot of money at it to get it to this standard, so you have to weight it up, with this kit you don't need to.

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Museum quality build, first class

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wow, what a great model!

 

I just noticed the fins of the external tanks. are they supposed  to be only 2? looks like larhe 2250l Hindenburger tanks to me that usually have 4 of them. If small tank, then the fins would be at the very end of the tank!

 

cheers, 

Werner

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That's a fine looking Javelin you've got there. It's a stunning colour scheme and you've applied it beautifully. 

Thank you for sharing it. 

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15 hours ago, exdraken said:

wow, what a great model!

 

I just noticed the fins of the external tanks. are they supposed  to be only 2? looks like larhe 2250l Hindenburger tanks to me that usually have 4 of them. If small tank, then the fins would be at the very end of the tank!

 

cheers, 

Werner

that's been rectified thanks for the spot Mike

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