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Latest releases from Revell include two 1:72 versions of the Eurofighter Typhoon, while modellers of earlier jets will enjoy the 1:48 F-105G Thunderchief offering.
Eurofighter Typhoon Single Seater
Cat # 04317
Scale 1:72

The Eurofighter is the most up-to-date multi-role combat aircraft in the world.
This state-of-the-art combat aircraft combines innovative and advanced technologies and boasts impressive versatility.
Perfected for the air superiority role in both close and long-range combat, the Eurofighter also has extended capabilities for ground attack,
for reconnaissance, for containment missions and for attacking sea targets.

Equipped with the latest generation of guided missiles, the Eurofighter has an outstanding arsenal of weapons.
Top speed: Mach 2.0+; engines: two Eurojet EJ200 radials with afterburner (90 kN each).
Deliveries began at the end of 2003 and since the spring of 2004 the Eurofighter has been in service with all four air forces.

Model-details:
- Fine structural details on surfaces and recessed panel lines
- Detailed ejector seat
- Detailed cockpit
- Movable canards
- Detailed air inlets
- Jet nozzles with two configurations
- Detailed air brake flaps (optionally open)
- Detailed landing gear with filigree retraction struts
- In-flight refuelling probe optionally extended or retracted
- Two external wing tanks
- Pylons
- 4 Meteor missiles
- 4 AMRAAM missiles
- 2 Sidewinder missiles
- 2 IRIS-T missiles
- 2 Taurus Missiles
- 2 Storm Shadow missiles
- Super decals for the following versions: German air force, RAF, Spanish air force, Italian and Austrian air forces

Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater.
Cat # 04338
Scale 1:72


The Eurofighter, the most advanced fourth-generation combat aircraft, is a joint programme of
EADS in Germany and Spain, BAE Systems in Great Britain and Alenia in Italy.
As the most modern combat aircraft in its category, it combines innovative and advanced technologies but its most amazing feature is its agility.
Optimised for the air superiority role in both long-range and close-in combat,
the Eurofighter is also able to perform air-to-ground, reconnaissance-, and airspace clearing missions as well as attack maritime targets.
The twinseater is primarily intended for operational type-conversion and training.
Integrated systems, an optimal man-machine interface and state-of-the-art production technologies,
e.g. use of carbon fibre composites make Eurofighter the currently most up-to-date high-performance multirole combat aircraft.
Maximum speed: Mach 2.0+
Power plant: Two Eurojet EJ200 turbofans with afterburners (each producing 90 kN thrust)

Model-details:
- New kit design
- Finely textured surfaces with flush "metal" joints
- Detailed ejection seats
- Detailed two-seat cockpit
- Moveable canard foreplane
- Detailed air intakes
- Detailed undercarriage with filigrane retraction struts
- Air-to-air refuelling probe in either retracted or extended position
- Two underwing fuel-tanks
- Pylons
- 4 Meteor guided missiles
- 4 AMRAAM guided missiles
- 2 Sidewinder guided missiles
- Super decal set for the following versions: Luftwaffe, RAF and Spanish Airforce



F-105G Thunderchief 'Wild Weasel'
Cat # 04504
Scale 1:48

In 1955 by Republic in the USA a heavy fighter-bomber was developed, capabale of carrying a heavy bomb load at low altitudes - the F-105 Thunderchief.
The needs of the US Air Force made a two seater version necessary, designated F-105F.
During the Vietnam war special aircraft were needed to fight the North Vietnamese missile sites and their guidance radars.
The US Air Force reacted by using the available aircraft and updating them with search electronics to detect and attack SAM sites in a program called
"Wild Weasel". The F-105F was equiped with state of the art electronics, carried mostly on outboard stations under the wing. It was designated EF-105F.
Attacking enemy missile sites meant using a special missile, the AGM-45 Shrike that guided itself into the radar site by riding the enemy radar beam.
Since the electronics were carried under the wing, the usefull load was limited and therefore the equipment was housed in semi-cicular pods on both sides of
the fuselage, giving the F-105G version its typical appearance.
Top speed was Mach 2.15 at 11.600 m; range 3.330 km.

Model-details:
- Detailed surfaces
- Detailed cockpit with seats and instrument panel
- Highly detailed exhaust tail pipe with separate panels
- Detailed landing gear
- Drop tank
- One AGM-45 "Shrike" guided missile
- One AGM-78 "HARM" guided missile
- Super decal sheet for 2 USAF versions




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The Typhoons look good. Another aircraft for me to by and maybe build at some point Ross
OCT 24, 2007 - 10:45 AM
I would definently go for the Wild Weasel - the US East Asia camouflage combined with shark teeth is impossible to resist. Thanks for the update
NOV 02, 2007 - 08:32 AM
Is the two seat version of the Typhoon really a new kit? IIRC Revell released a (very good) 1/72 scale kit of this aircraft last year (or maybe already in 2005).
NOV 02, 2007 - 09:32 PM
Reboxed Italeri I bet!!!! I have the Italeri Typhoon B - 2 seater and it went together like a dream! I think I used filler on 2 joints and that was it! haha
JAN 04, 2008 - 11:35 AM
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