highly accurate static display model
HIGH DETAIL kit
The ECR version of the two-seat multipurpose fighter Tornado was created at the request of the German Air Force. Compared to the IDS version, the aircraft is specialized in the reconnaissance and combat of air defense systems as well as image reconnaissance and has HARM guided missiles.
The Tornado, developed as a 2 seat Multi-Role Combat Aircraft by Great Britain, Italy and
Germany had its maiden flight on 14 August 1974. The Electronic Combat Reconnaissance (ECR)
version was developed at the request of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). Thirty five ECR
Tornado have been supplied to the German Air Force since 1990 and delivered to FighterBomber Wing No32 in Lechfeld and No2 Squadron of Fighter-Bomber Wing No38 in Jever. All
Tornado’s have been stationed in Lechfeld since 1994. In contrast to the IDS version, improved
Turbo Union RB-199 Mk-105 engines are used in the ECR version. Further modifications include
the removal of the canon and the use of this space for an improved air-conditioning unit and
the ELS electronics, as also the FLIR optics (Forward Looking Infra-Red system in the dome front
left under the nose) and the IIS Shutter (an infra-red panorama photographic recording system
in the bulge in the centre of the fuselage below the rear cockpit). The ECR Tornado carries up
to four HARM missiles and improved electronic and avionic equipment. The ECR Tornado is conceived to locate, identify and destroy enemy anti-air installations and for general reconnaissance. The Emitter Location System (ELS) recognises the direction of a radar signal and the type
of radar. Through the constantly changing position of the aircraft, a triangulation is conducted
and so the location of the enemy radar and from a database the type of emitter is ascertained.
Pre-programmed with this data, a HARM missile is launched against the enemy radar. AGM-88
HARM (High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile) is the primary weapon of the ECR-Tornado. They are
4.60 meter long “fire and forget” missiles that attack enemy Radar Controlled Anti-Air Missile
Installations. For self-defence the aircraft uses a Radar Warning System in the fuselage, the
decoy transmitter Cerberus III as also a BOZ-101 Chaff and Infra-Red Flare Dispenser on the outboard wing pylons and can combat aerial targets with two Sidewinder Air to Air Missiles.
Tornado ECR are in service with the Air Forces of Great Britain, Italy and Germany. Airframe
number 46+35 of No1 Squadron, Fighter-Bomber Wing 32 was the first to receive a special
paint scheme for its participation in the 1994 Cambrai “Tigermeet”.
Length: 17.23 m (56ft 0 ins)
Height: 5.95 m (19ft 4 ins)
Wingspan: 13.91 m (45ft 3 ins) with 25° of sweep.
Wingspan: 8.56 m (27ft 10 ins) with 67° of sweep.
Wing area: 31m2 (327 ft2 with 25° of sweep.
Empty Weight: 14500 kg (31900 lbs)
Take-off Weight: 28000 kg (61600 lbs)
Maximum Armament Weight: 8500 kg (18700 lbs)
Maximum fuel Capacity: 6350 kg (13970 lbs)
Engine: 2 x Turbo-Union RB 199 Mk-105
Power: 2 x 40.5 kN ( 2 x 73.5 kN with Afterburner)
Maximum speed low-level: 1500 kph (840 mph)
Maximum speed at 11000m (33000ft): 2335 km/h (1300 mph) Mach 2.2
Range: 2780 km (1550 miles)
Rate of Climb: 1020m/min to 3000m
(3350ft/min up to 10000ft)
Service Ceiling: 15km (48750 ft)
Armament: AIM-9L Sidewinde
2 Plastic sprue
- New kit form
- Super details and recessed sheet metal joints
- Detailed cockpit
- Swiveling wings
- Detailed landing gear
- External tanks, guided weapons
- 2 HARM guided weapons
- Camera pod
decal for the Tigermeet painting of the Jabo G 32 as well as a standard version:
- Tornado ECR, 1. Relay, JaboG 32, Lechfeld AB, 1994
- Tornado ECR, JaboG 32, Lechfeld, 2004
Folding box (Side opener)
Number of parts:63
PAINT AND GLUE ARE NOT INCLUDED