Panavia Tornado IDS brick plane model - COBI 5894 - 493 bricks

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Model Spec. 

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  • no of bricks: 493
  • Scale 1:48
  • Figures: TBC
  • Model dimensions (L x W x H): 36 cm (14.1") x 28 cm (11") 13 cm (5.1")
  • Italian insignia
  • Block stand with printed name of the model
  • Bodywork with pad printing
  • Easy-to-follow instruction manual
  • Compatible with other leading brands of construction blocks

 

History.

The Panavia Tornado IDS (Interdictor/Strike) is a key variant of the Panavia Tornado, developed through a collaborative effort between Italy, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The Italian Air Force, or Aeronautica Militare, received its first Tornado IDS aircraft in the early 1980s, following the initial flight of the Tornado prototype in August 1974. Designed for low-level penetration and ground attack missions, the Tornado IDS boasted advanced avionics, terrain-following radar, and variable-sweep wings, enabling high-speed operations at low altitudes.

Italy's Tornado IDS fleet played a critical role in various international operations, including NATO missions in the Balkans during the 1990s and the intervention in Libya in 2011. The aircraft proved versatile and reliable in delivering precision strikes and reconnaissance missions. Over the years, Italian Tornado IDS aircraft underwent several upgrades to enhance their avionics, weapon systems, and overall combat effectiveness.

Today, while newer aircraft are entering service, the Tornado IDS remains a significant part of Italy's air defense strategy, symbolising the country's commitment to advanced aerospace technology and multinational collaboration.

 

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