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HobbyBoss 1/48 scale Tornado IDS

Expected to remain in Royal Air Force service for many years, the swing-wing Tornado has flown missions in Desert Storm as well as Afghanistan and Iraq.

By Chuck Davis
Published: March 8, 2010
Despite long years on the front line, the Tornado has escaped the recent notice of kit makers – at least in 1/48 scale. But HobbyBoss is trying to fill that void with a series of Tornado boxings. The first kit released is the IDS, or Interdictor/Strike. The kit comes with most parts needed to make a German or RAF IDS Tornado. Underwing stores include HARM missiles, recon pod, MW-1 weapons dispenser, Sargent Fletcher refueling store (listed as a drop tank), Cerberus ECM pod, BOZ countermeasures dispenser, and bombs, all for the German version. Also included for the RAF are ALARM missiles, although HobbyBoss does not include the standard RAF Sky Shadow ECM pod. Despite the instructions, only two Sidewinders are included, although the range pod provided is a bonus.
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