Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA6650 Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 ZK361, 12 Sqn, RAF/Qatar Emiri Air Force, RAF Coningsby, 2020. 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.
The original No. 12 Squadron was formed in 1915. Between 1926 and 1931 they were equipped with the Fairey Fox bomber that had a very shiny cowling so they earned the nickname “Shiny Twelve”. Their fox head squadron badge also came from the Fox. In July 2018 No. 12 Squadron traded their Panavia Tornado GR4 for the Eurofighter Typhoon to become a joint RAF/Qatari Emri Air Force squadron tasked with training QEAF staff to be proficient when Qatar received their 24 Typhoons. Typhoon ZK361 was built in 2014 c/n BS122.