Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA6618 Eurofighter Typhoon 14-31, 142 Squadron, Spanish Air Force, “NATO Tiger Meet 2018”. Buy online at Flying Tigers.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine multi-role fighter built by a European consortium made up of the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy. With 4 countries involved it is necessary to have what they call Tranches (similar to contracts) that are broken down into batches and blocks. The development of the Eurofighter began in 1983 with the prototype maiden flight of the Eurofighter taking place on March 27th, 1994. The first fully equipped Tranche 2 Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA7) took to the skies on January 16th, 2008.
NATO Tiger Meet 2018 was held May 14 – 25. The host unit was the 6 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego of the 31. Tactical Air Base, Polish Air Force located at Poznań-Krzesiny in Western Poland. The annual meet was comprised of 19 units from 16 air arms that sent 65 aircraft as well as ground crews. One of the aircraft that participated was Eurofighter Typhoon 14-31,142 Squadron, Spanish Air Force. The Ala 14 at Albacete received the first 6 Eurofighters on April 30, 2012 followed by 2 more on May 14, 2012.