Corgi Aviation Archive Collector Series AA36408
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.Mk 4 Diecast Model
RAF No.29 Sqn, ZJ950 Charity, RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands
|1:72 Scale|| ||Length|| ||Width|
|Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.Mk 4|| ||8.75"|| ||6"|
The Eurofighter Typhoon is described as the world's most advanced swing-role combat aircraft, able to provide both effective air to air and air to surface capabilities. First entering service with the Royal Air Force in 2006, the agile Typhoon was intended to provide the RAF with an effective air superiority fighter, capable of protecting Britain's airspace from all hostile incursions, including the ability to engage in close air combat, should this be required. Since its service introduction, the Typhoon has evolved into a multi role aircraft, required to perform roles for which it was not originally intended. As Britain's current 'Spitfire', the Typhoon is an extremely popular addition to any Airshow programme, thrilling crowds with its displays of power and agility and demonstrating the capabilities of today's modern RAF. It will undoubtedly be responsible for inspiring a new generation of future fighter pilots.
With the retirement of the RAF's Panavia Tornado F.3 fleet, the Typhoon FGR.4 was required to undertake the role of Falklands Defender from September 2009. With four aircraft permanently operating from RAF Mount Pleasant airfield, the Typhoons of 1435 Flight are required to be on constant alert, providing the Islanders with round the clock protection from air attack. Postings to the South Atlantic are prized amongst Typhoon pilots, as the sparsely populated Islands allow the opportunity for some rather enthusiastic flying, much more so than can be practiced in the UK. Retaining their links to the famous Gloster Sea Gladiators that valiantly defended the island fortress of Malta during WWII, the four Typhoon Falkland Defenders carry the tail codes F, H, C and D to denote Faith, Hope and Charity, with Desperation acting as a reserve aircraft. The 1435 Flight Typhoons are a significant upgrade to the capabilities of the Royal Air Force in defence of the Falkland Islands and only time will tell how suited these thoroughbred fighter aircraft are suited to the hostile environment of the South Atlantic.
Designed as part of a co-operative effort by Germany, Italy and the UK to produce an air superiority fighter, the Eurofighter was first flown on March 27th, 1994. The Eurofighter is a single-seat, twin-engine, agile combat aircraft used in air-to-air, air-to-ground and tactical reconnaissance roles. It is intentionally aerodynamically unstable, which gives it its high levels of agility-but this means the Typhoon is controlled by a computerized "fly by wire" system instead of by its pilot. The Eurofighter's first rate performance is matched by excellent all round vision and by sophisticated attack, identification and defense systems and stealth technology.
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Corgi's 1:72 scale Eurofighter series includes the single-seat F.2 and the two-seat T.1 trainer. Large canopies in both the single and two-seat versions provide easy viewing of crew figures and cockpit interior. The speed brake is easily configured for display in the deployed position and securely locks in place. A notable feature of this delta wing model is the replication of canards that rotate in unison located ahead of the contoured main wing. This model is constructed using only the minimal amount of plastic and feels surprisingly heavy. The engine intakes are beautifully reproduced to highlight its anti-radar signature design with engine afterburner detail present inside the exhaust nozzles.
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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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