Wednesday, 15 July 2009

[Kit Review] - Revell 1/144 - Tornado F.3 ADV -

Revell 1/144 Tornado F.3 ADV 1
A new buy and from the looks of the kit quite a good one. Not sure what the ADV stands for yet, will have to research that.

Wanted to build a Tornado from the start but took some time trying to find one and yet again i find the Revell have produced a good looking kit. Building quite a stash of Revell kits but cannot find my favorite BAE Lightning at all.

Use to go to the beach as a kid and watch the Tornado go over our heads and fire there weapons at targets in the water, loudest noise ive ever heard!

Revell 1/144 Tornado F.3 ADV 2

Fantastic detail! Going to look really good when the wash goes into all those rivets and panel line.

Revell 1/144 Tornado F.3 ADV 3



Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Don't give up the search bro!

bluedonkey99 said...

ADV = "Air Defence Version"


bluedonkey99 said...

basically interceptor varient to intercept "red bears" coming over the north sea or fulda gap.


Ant Sized Man said...

Cool, red bears like that.

Explain the massive fuel tanks and the painting on the box.

bluedonkey99 said...

Big tanks from the revell site and thier new GR.1 option

Due to their large 2250 l auxiliary tanks the RAF Tornados also have an unusually long range.

as for teh painting on the box! - it has a red bear on it!??

according to Wiki:

The Mk 104 engines were optimised for high-altitude use with longer afterburner nozzles. The Tornado ADV has been criticised for its lack of "true" fighter performance; however, the ADV was designed as an interceptor rather than as an air superiority fighter. Its primary purpose was to fly and patrol far from base over the North Sea and Northern Atlantic and to engage and destroy targets at long range, with dogfighting capabilities a secondary consideration.[4]