1/32 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon

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

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a
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. The Typhoon was designed and is manufactured by a
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of
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since 2017),
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that conducts the majority of the project through a joint
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,
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formed in 1986.
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manages the project and is the prime customer.

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
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independently. A technology demonstration aircraft, the
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, 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
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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
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. The air forces of
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and
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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
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in combat. 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
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and the
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. The Typhoon had its combat debut during the
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with the Royal Air Force and the Italian Air Force, performing
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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

Enjoy
 

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I really like this aircraft and you've done a fantastic job of it Mike.