Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA6652 Eurofighter Typhoon “Bavarian Tigers” 30+29, JG 74, Neurburg Air Base, 2013. 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.
In 2012 JG 74 joined the NATO Tiger Meet Association and made their first appearance at the 2013 NTM held at Orland, Norway. The meet lasted from June 15 – 28 and since JG 74 had never taken part before they were there as observers to learn what takes places and what is expected of participants. EF2000 30+29 “Bavarian Tigers” was given a special paint scheme for the NTM to show they were going to be a valuable asset. EF2000 30+29 also made an appearance at the “Phantom Farewell at Wittmund in mid 2013.