Tornado GR1 "MIG Eater" brick plane model - COBI 5854 - 527 bricks

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Model Spec.

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  • No of bricks: 527
  • Scale 1:48
  • Figures: 2 half figures
  • British aircraft
  • Model dimensions (L x W x H): see images
  • British Royal Air Force
  • 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 Tornado GR1 "MiG Eater" is one of the most iconic aircraft of the Gulf War, specifically during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. The Tornado GR1, a variant of the Panavia Tornado developed by a consortium of the UK, Germany, and Italy, was designed for low-level, high-speed penetration missions. The "MiG Eater" belonged to the Royal Air Force (RAF) and was distinguished by its unique nose art depicting a shark's mouth and the caption "MiG Eater."

During the Gulf War, the Tornado GR1s played a crucial role in coalition air operations, conducting precision strikes against Iraqi military targets, including airfields, radar installations, and command centers. The "MiG Eater" became famous for its participation in these high-risk missions, showcasing the Tornado's capabilities in delivering accurate strikes and evading enemy defenses.

The aircraft's performance in Desert Storm highlighted the effectiveness of the Tornado GR1's design and avionics, solidifying its reputation and leaving a lasting legacy as a formidable strike aircraft in modern military history.

 

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