Italeri 1/48 Tornado IDS Black Panthers Model Kit
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The Tornado was the result of a collaborative project between three countries (the UK, Germany, and Italy) aimed at developing a bomber able to operate in TFR (terrain following radar) mode, flying at low level over uneven terrain. Despite a series of problems that were more political than technical, which delayed its deployment, almost 1000 Tornado IDS planes were built and it turned out to be an excellent machine in action, both during the Gulf War and in the operations in the former Yugoslavia. Today, about 750 Tornado IDSs remain in service with the nations of the consortium that built them and with Saudi Arabia.
Model: 2668 Tornado IDS Black Panthers
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Italeri 1/48 Tornado IDS Black Panthers Model Kit 5th October 2012
Good kit at the right price
This is possibly the more accurate version of the Tonka compared to the Hobbyboss kit but lacks the detail.
Out of the box it builds into a fair representation of the famous 'Fin' but does require a little fore thought and some careful dry fitting to make the best fit.
If your prepared to add a little aftermarket to it and take your time you can easily build a show winner.
The worst part has got to be the fit of the parts at the leading edge of the wing opening and the total lack of any wing gloves.
At this price though it's nothing that isn't insurmountable.
Recommended for every Tornado fan.