Herpa 1/72nd scale 580465 Luftwaffe Dassault-Breguet / Dornier Alpha Jet A – Erprobungsstelle 61. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.
40 years ago, the first of over 500 produced Alpha Jets, co-developed by Dassault in France and Dornier in Germany were delivered to both air forces. The German variant, the Alpha Jet A (“Appui” = support) differed in not being intended for training, but for the role as a light close-support fighter. The first production aircraft was delivered to the evaluation unit 61 in Manching, Bavaria, before a total of four fighter-bomber wings were equipped.