Italeri 1/32 Tornado GR.4
The Hobby Company has sent us details of Italeri’s brand new 1:32 scale Tornado GR.4 that will be on the hobby shop shelves by the time you read this.
The Tornado GR.4 arose from a collaborative project between Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom to produce a multi-role high-performance combat air- craft. The primary requirement however was to develop a state of the art modern aircraft able to perform low-altitude penetrating strike missions. This need was met by the development of a twin-engine combat aircraft with a variable-sweep wing.
The Tornado IDS was the first version to be released by the British Royal Air Force and designated GR.1.
In 1996 the Tornado was upgraded to the GR.4 standard which was characterised by improved operational capabilities, new avionics systems for navigation and the adoption of new ‘on-board’ technologies. These systems enabled the effective identification and tracking of targets and the weapons management of the newer generation of weapons such as Paveway IV bombs and Storm Shadow cruise missiles.
Italeri’s new 1:32 scale Tornado GR.4 kit will feature:
- Finely detailed photo etch parts
- Removable RB.199 Engine with special support trolley
- Retracted or extended flaps and slats
- Openable radome and fully detailed radar
- Movable variable geometry wings and wing pylons
- Vinyl covers for wing entry point into fuselage
We’ll have more news about this exciting new release when the kit hits MIM’s desk.
Thanks to The Hobby Company Limited for the information and images
Page Created 12 October, 2020
12 October, 2020
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