Luftwaffe Panavia Tornado 1/48 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-built FGLTTE Desktop Model. This 1/48 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 12.13 inches and a length of 15 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
The Panavia Tornado is a twin-engine combat aircraft developed by the United Kingdom, West Germany and Italy.
The prototype of the German (Luftwaffe) Tornado made its first flight on August 14, 1974 from Manching airbase (West Germany). On July 27, 1979, the first delivery of 247 IDS variants, including 35 special ECR was made. German Tornadoes undertook NATO combat operations during the Kosovo War. In 2000, German RECCE, IDS and ECR Tornadoes received the ASSTA 1 Upgrade and the integration of the ASSTA2 upgrade began in 2005. In 2007, a detachment of 6 Tornadoes of the 51st reconnaissance wing deployed to Mazari-Sharif, Northern Afghanistan, to support NATO forces.
The Tornado was originally designed as a low-level supersonic ground attack bomber which is capable of taking off and landing in short distances. The aircraft was designed to be land-based and operate from large airfields vulnerable to aerial attack. That's why during its development, short field landing capability was considered essential to enable the aircraft to operate for short strips on potentially damaged runways and taxiways.