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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA33608
Panavia Tornado IDS Diecast Model
Bundesmarine MFG 1, Schleswig, Germany, 1987

Limited Edition
2200
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Panavia Tornado IDS   9.25"   7.75"

In 1974 German officials drastically reduced their order of originally 700 aircraft to 324 examples, of which 112 were bound for the German Navy. This meant, the Tornado would only replace the F-104G Starfighter in both Navy and Air Force. MFG 1 had the honour to be the first Bundesmarine unit to be equipped with the multirole aircraft, as they started conversion in 1982. It took approximately one year until all of the 48 Tornados were received. Navy crews were delighted with the performance of the newly acquired aircraft, as the Starfighter had never been the Navy's choice. The Tornado marked a vast improvement in respects of weapons load, avionics, navigational aids and accuracy, range and safety. After the reunification and with a disappearing threat from the east, the German armed forces had to reduce costs drastically. Amongst others, MFG 1 was one of the units to be disestablished. This took place on 31st December 1993.

Panavia Tornado IDS

Designed in collaboration with Britain, West Germany and Italy, the Tornado was first flown on August 14th, 1974 and is thought by many to be the most important military aircraft in Western European history. Nicknamed "The Flying Fin" because of its large tail fin, the Tornado has a variable wing sweep design and is capable of taking off and landing on short airstrips. It is equipped with terrain-following radar, which allows for hands-off, low-level flight in any weather. There are three primary versions: an electronic combat/reconnaissance version, an interceptor and a highly versatile strike fighter-bomber capable of carrying almost all of NATO's air-launched weapons.

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Corgi's 1:72 scale Tornados feature the distinctively large tail fin that gives the real aircraft its nickname, "The Fin". The models also incorporates an articulating swing-wing design that can be configured in varying sweep positions, movable elevators that rotate in unison, and simulated stainless-steel heat shielding around the detailed engine exhaust. The wing mounted fuel tanks and ordnance can be positioned to fit any swept-wing configuration, and the repositionable canopy opens to reveal pilot figures and cockpit detail, including the distinctive embedded cordite charge used to shatter the canopy during the ejection sequence. The mold itself is exceptionally rich in detail, with every access panel and antenna faithfully reproduced. Pad-printed unit markings and placards provide the finishing touches.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series

The Corgi "Aviation Archive" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft. The vast Aviation Archive range has become the standard by which all other diecast airplane ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival library material. Famous airplanes and aviators from both military and commercial airline aviation are all honored.

Corgi "Aviation Archive" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected interchangeable features such as speed-brakes, opened canopies and access panels.
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings.

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