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GROUP BUILDS => Themed Build Repository => Panavia Tornado Retirement Build => Topic started by: Dizzyfugu on January 21, 2019, 12:18:04 am

Title: DONE @p.2 +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 21, 2019, 12:18:04 am
It's still early, since the Racing GB is still running and I am fighting with my last submission - but I have plans for an IDS Tonka in post-Millenium CAF colors. The idea behind this is that Canada might have needed, beyond the CF-188/F-18 as interceptor, something for the maritime attack role, much like the German Marineflieger Tornados?
Basis will be the late (and apparently very good) Revell Tornado IDS, built with just some cosmetic changes, appropriate ordnance and a proper CAF paint scheme.
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force, ~2004
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 21, 2019, 07:30:32 pm
I always loved seeing RAF Tornados with Sea Eagles, but one with Harpoons would look great I bet.
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force, ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 22, 2019, 01:44:34 am
That's the plan. I think the result will look quite interesting, esp. with a wraparound paint scheme, similar to the early RAF Tonkas but with slightly different FS colors, something like this:

(http://www.canmilair.com/images/133579_5.jpg)
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force, ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 24, 2019, 12:14:44 am
Things started moving yesterday, I began to tackle the ordnance, e.g. a pair of 'Poons:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7866/46999938942_c18fbf7701_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eBdYoS)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/2eBdYoS) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/46138288835_e875823f5b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2di5MQx)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/2di5MQx) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force, ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 24, 2019, 11:51:38 pm
More small steps: assembled the cockpit tub, the wings with the moveable pylons, the stabilizers, BIG fin and the VG mechanism.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7905/47051877221_ca9b424356_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eFPaQr)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/2eFPaQr) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7870/46999947342_3fc2ae8af4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eBe1TG)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/2eBe1TG) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

Since this Tonka will be slightly "Americanized", I deleted the thrust reversers and implanted a pair of F414 engines.
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force, ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 27, 2019, 08:10:58 am
Steady progress, in the meantime the Tonka stands on its own feet and I am closing in on the painting phase, even though there's still some surface detail work to do.

While I appreciate the modern Revell kit that I am building, it certainly has its flaws. One issue are the instructions, which are, at times not precise and probably even wrong. The air intake assembly steps appear quite fishy, and I am amazed that the kit does not come with a kind of walls inside of the intake trunks - you can actually look inside and see the VG mechanism?
Furthermore, the wings gloves are very thin - I had a hard time glueing the upper an lower fuselage halves together, and make them stick. It took three attempts and the eventualy use of superglue to hold the parts together, plus several PSR tours. And, finally, this Tonka kit has even a worse solution for the stabilizers than the older Italeri kit. I wonder why no one can simply design a pair of stabilizers with an axis between them - the Italeri Tornado is already prone to losing the stabilizers after light contact with anything, but the later Revell kit is EVEN WORSE! The connecting axis part/thing is so thin and wobbly, it was already a wonder that I got the parts into the rear fuselage without accident... However, it soon fell apart, and I replaced the sh!it with a metal axis. The whole thing appears to me like the Revell Me 262 kit: nice, good detail, but uber-engineered to a point that it harms assembly.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7839/47051874391_fa83090621_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eFP9ZD)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/2eFP9ZD) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force, ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 31, 2019, 06:48:45 am
Very slow progress, and further fights with/against the Revell kit (e.g. the windscreen, and one of the pylons fell out of the hole in the wing - despite a safe-looking clip mechanism inside?). Painting has started, though, and I am curious how the livery turns out?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7806/47051872731_40b97ea0d8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eFP9v2)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/2eFP9v2) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7830/46138289525_1fcf8f0218_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2di5N3r)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/2di5N3r) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7868/40087022283_3d5a250538_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/245mt7B)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/245mt7B) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force, ~2004
Post by: Captain Canada on January 31, 2019, 02:39:24 pm
Other than the slow progress part, this idea sounds GR.eat !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force, ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 03, 2019, 04:02:46 am
Progress remains slow, because the kit/model stubbornly resists any collaboration. Now another wing pylon fell off, this time the wee axis broke, and so I ripped them all off - they will be mounted in fixed position later. I've come to hate the Revell kit - or better those behind it who thought they were smart engineers. Piece of sh!t, IMHO.

More painting progress, though:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7878/46328063264_8ed9204867_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dzRras)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/2dzRras) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force, ~2004
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 03, 2019, 08:00:26 pm
Progress remains slow, because the kit/model stubbornly resists any collaboration. Now another wing pylon fell off, this time the wee axis broke, and so I ripped them all off - they will be mounted in fixed position later. I've come to hate the Revell kit - or better those behind it who thought they were smart engineers. Piece of sh!t, IMHO.

My sentiments exactly...I'm doing the F.3 and it is one of the worst "new" kits I have ever seen.   I will be glad to see it done. 
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 03, 2019, 11:58:35 pm
I assume that your F.3 kit is the Italeri mold, which has been re-boxed under the Revell and Tamiya label, too? Well, the Revell IDS is WORSE concerning assembly. It is rich with detail, has a much better cockpit and landing gear, but what is that worth when the thing does not go together...?

Kept on fighting, though, and I got the major painting finished last weekend.
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Thorvic on February 04, 2019, 12:13:39 am
I assume that your F.3 kit is the Italeri mold, which has been re-boxed under the Revell and Tamiya label, too? Well, the Revell IDS is WORSE concerning assembly. It is rich with detail, has a much better cockpit and landing gear, but what is that worth when the thing does not go together...?

Kept on fighting, though, and I got the major painting finished last weekend.

That actually sums up a lot of recent Revell kits, the detail is exquisite but the assembly is over complicated and the fit leaves a lot to be desired !.

However it could just be that actual kit you are doing, occasionally you get a lemon that just seems to fight you all the way for whatever reason and just never seem to work right.
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 04, 2019, 02:15:43 am
Well, I rather think that it is flawed by design, literally. The clear parts hardly fit, either, BTW.
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on February 04, 2019, 09:51:48 pm
That actually sums up a lot of recent Revell kits, the detail is exquisite but the assembly is over complicated and the fit leaves a lot to be desired !.

However it could just be that actual kit you are doing, occasionally you get a lemon that just seems to fight you all the way for whatever reason and just never seem to work right.


I agree, the 1:48 Eurofighter is beautiful in the box but a pig to build - I've started two and finished neither - got two or three 1:72 Tornado's in my stash and intend building at least two this year, will be interesting to see how close to finishing they get. Whatever happens they won't be worse than the 1:48 Italeri kit that's on the bench right now !! (will they  :unsure:)



Ian.
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 05, 2019, 12:23:38 am
Pulled my self together and started decalling. In order to keep anything toned down, I used generic, black decal strips to create walkway lines. Most markings come from Leading Edge decal sheets (for CAF CF-116 and 188), and I also used some OOB stencils - and the latter immediately silvered... Tried to save the sitiation with decal softener, and it helped a little.  :-\

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7861/46999940762_d3acd3a53d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eBdYWf)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/2eBdYWf) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 05, 2019, 11:50:13 pm
More detail work with decals and paint, and things start looking better. I tried to achieve a slightly sun-bleached finish (similar to the CT-133 posted above), and it worked out well - enhanced through some paint touch-ups here and there, too. Still looks somewhat British in this livery, but the almost all-black markings and stencils create an individual and different style. Quite happy with the result, even though the technical flaws still bug me. Final varnish coat coming soon, and maybe beauty pics next weekend. Still expecting that something vital falls off, though.
Title: Re: EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado" of the Canadian Air Force 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: kitnut617 on February 06, 2019, 06:26:28 am
I've recently found out that when the Tornado was in the picture with the Canadian Government of the time, the Government was actually contributing to the development of the Tornado.  Of course they never bought it but I find that very interesting when you consider that at present, the Government is contributing millions to the F-35 program with no order for it in sight ---
Title: With pics +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 10, 2019, 11:45:56 pm
Finishing touches, and final WiP pics from the re-attachment of the pylons with the ordnance during the beauty pix photo session:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7877/47051861741_f656d4c00b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eFP6ex)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/2eFP6ex) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7863/46328058464_a38f8c380b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dzRpJG)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/2dzRpJG) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7884/40087014193_7441b4a347_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/245mqH8)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) - WiP (https://flic.kr/p/245mqH8) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr


Background and action pics from Canada following soon.
Title: Re: With pics +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on February 11, 2019, 03:13:32 pm
Looking very good indeed. Perfect partner to my RCAF M2000C from years ago.



Ian.
Title: Re: With pics +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Old Wombat on February 11, 2019, 04:47:01 pm
Nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: With pics +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 12, 2019, 12:19:20 am
Thank you, glad you like it! It's a bit simple, with the NATO/RAF standard livery, but I found it to be very appropriate for the Canadian surroundings and the intended role. Beauty pics pending, lots of editing underway...
Title: Re: With pics +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 14, 2019, 08:45:02 am
Beautiful job on the camo!!   :wub:
Title: Re: With pics +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 15, 2019, 06:13:45 am
Beauty pics soon to come - had a busy week and also did some other photo shooting, and the Tonka pics took some more editing effort than expected.
Title: DONE +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 15, 2019, 09:45:22 am
Here it is, a Canadian strike/recce Tonka, known as the CA-182.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7827/47052346112_f4cbf031e8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eFRzdL)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/2eFRzdL) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr


Some background:
The Panavia Tornado was a family of twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multirole combat aircraft, which was jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom, and West Germany. There were three primary Tornado variants: the Tornado IDS (interdictor/strike) fighter-bomber, the suppression of enemy air defences Tornado ECR (electronic combat/reconnaissance) and the Tornado ADV (air defence variant) interceptor aircraft.

The Tornado underwent a long and protracted design phase with many international stakeholders and potential partners. Eventually, it was developed and built by Panavia Aircraft GmbH, a tri-national consortium consisting of British Aerospace (previously British Aircraft Corporation), MBB of West Germany, and Aeritalia of Italy. This dedicated joint venture was later integrated into the DASA consortium, which became in 2000 the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) and since 2014 part of the Airbus SE.

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/SCmSuj) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7825/46380838234_5ae9fccbc4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dEvVjJ)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/2dEvVjJ) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/2eFRwtN) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr


The Tornado IDS fighter bomber first flew on 14 August 1974 and was introduced into service in 1979–1980. Due to its multirole design, it was able to replace several different fleets of aircraft in the adopting air forces, but because the Tornado was designed primarily for the European theatre of operations and a complex aircraft, export sales and foreign operators were few.

The first customer outside of the designers' countries became the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), with orders for 48 IDS and 24 ADV model Tornados in 1985. Another export customer became Canada a couple of years later – despite the fact that Canada had been part of the initial multi-national MRCA design team in the Sixties and retreated from the Tornado project due to escalating costs and contradictive. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the political situation in Western Europe had changed dramatically and Canada decided to retire its air force contingent (at that time primarily CF-188/F-18 Hornet fighters, which had been introduced in 1982) from Western-Germany, a move that resulted in the disbandment of several oversea units until 1993. In the course of the resulting re-organization of the homeland defense the CF-188s were to operate as interceptors, defending Canadian airspace, while maritime defense and reconnaissance was to be taken over by a new, dedicated strike aircraft type. Among the contenders were the Lockheed F-15E Strike Eagle, the Dassault Mirage 2000 as well as the Rafale (still at project stage at that time), and the Panavia Tornado IDS.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/46190817795_8ccd42ae84_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dnJ1Sg)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/2dnJ1Sg) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7831/47104499801_181a51b389_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eLsSGi)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/2eLsSGi) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7915/32162656717_846d6140a1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R172j6)
1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/R172j6) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/24a2aR2) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr


After a lengthy evaluation process, the Tornado IDS came out as the winner, even though rumors persist that the decision was not fully rational. Nevertheless, Canada signed in late 1994 a procurement paper for a total of 56 Tornado attack aircraft, including eight trainers with dual controls but full attack capability. Under the pressure of exploding costs and due to operational requirements from the Canadian Air Force, the Canadian government demanded several detail changes that turned the CAF aircraft into a breed of its own, even though these differences to the European Tornado IDS were not visible at first sight.

The most significant change was the replacement of the original Turbo-Union RB199-34R Mk 103 afterburning turbofans with General Electric F414-GE-400 turbofans. With these more modern and more powerful engines (formerly dry thrust of 43.8 kN (9,850 lbf) and 76.8 kN (17,270 lbf) with afterburner each versus 62.3 kN (13,000 lbf) dry and 97.9 kN (22,000 lbf) with afterburner through the F414s) the aircraft’s performance was improved, especially its range and rate of climb, but the Tornado's original and very effective thrust reversers to decrease the distance required to safely land had to be deleted. Instead, a protruding brake parachute compartment was added under the fin's base and the aircraft's tail section was modified accordingly.

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/R16KLn) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/2eFRqSC) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/2dnJgNZ) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr


The aircraft's primary weapon against maritime targets was the AGM-84 "Harpoon" with an operational range of 67 nmi (124 km) and more, using active radar homing and a low-level, sea-skimming cruise trajectory to improve survivability and lethality. Up to four of these missiles could be carried and launched at different targets at the same time, even though normally only a pair of AGM-84s were carried under the fuselage, the inner wing pylons occupied with drop tanks in order to extend range and endurance. Additional precision weapons with shorter range were the AGM-65 "Maverick" and laser-guided bombs of various calibers, including the laser and GPS-guided GBU-54 LJDAM. Additionally, the AGM-88 "HARM" could be deployed against targets with radar emissions like ships or aerial defense positions. Furthermore, the CAF procured ten refueling pods for the Tornado fleet, so that single aircraft could act as buddy-buddy tankers and extend the potential strike range. For the secondary recce role the CA-182 could, beyond the internal IIS suite, be outfitted with various camera, SLAR and air sampling pods.
The internal armament was also changed – the original pair of Mauser 27mm revolver cannon was replaced by a single, lightweight 20 mm (0.787 in) General Dynamics A-50 3-barrel rotary cannon, which fired linkless 20 mm ammunition – another compromise in order to unify logistics with the similar M61 cannon on board of the CAF’s CF-188 Hornets. In order to fit the bigger weapon into the Tornado’s lower front fuselage, a characteristic bulging had to be added to the weapon bay’s cover.

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/24a2dEP) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/2eFRG4Q) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/R175zV) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/SCmUoj) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr


Other, outwardly invisible changes included the cockpit instruments and avionics systems procured from the USA, in order to improve the technical commonality with the CF-188 fleet and the corresponding training procedures. Special Canadian features included a combined FLIR/laser designator sensor in a fairing under the starboard side, which replaced one of the original gun bays, and an infrared recording system (IIS) in an additional ventral fairing behind the front landing gear well. Further special Canadian features included a wide-angle HUD (Head-up display), improved cockpit displays, night vision devices (NVG) capabilities and a Global Positioning System receiver.

The Canadian Tornados underwent a quick but thorough 2-year development program and were introduced into CAF service in late 1996 with CAF 425 and 433 Squadrons, receiving the official designation "CA-182" with the suffix "A" for the standard fighter bombers and "B" for the dual control variant.




General characteristics:
    Crew: 2
    Length: 16.72 m (54 ft 10 in)
    Wingspan: 13.91 m at 25° wing sweep, 8.60 m at 67° wing sweep (45.6 ft / 28.2 ft)
    Height: 5.95 m (19.5 ft)
    Wing area: 26.6 m2 (286 ft2)
    Empty weight: 13,890 kg (30,620 lb)
    Loaded weight: 20,240 kg (44,620 lb)
    Max. takeoff weight: 28,000 kg (61,700 lb)

Powerplant:
    2Χ General Electric F414-GE-400 afterburning turbofans with a dry thrust of 62.3 kN (13,000 lbf) and 97.9 kN (22,000 lbf) at full afterburner each

Performance:
    Maximum speed: Mach 2.3 (2,500 km/h, 1,550 mph) at 9,000 m (30,000 ft) altitude;
    800 knots, 1,482 km/h, 921 mph indicated airspeed near sea level
    Range: 1,550 km (962 mi) for typical combat mission
    Ferry range: 4,200 km (2,600 mi) with four external drop tanks
    Service ceiling: 15,240 m (50,000 ft)
    Rate of climb: 90.5 m/s (17,785 ft/min)
    Thrust/weight: 0.85

Armament:
    1Χ 20 mm (0.787 in) A-50 3-barrel rotary cannon with 420 rounds
    3Χ heavy duty under-fuselage hardpoints plus 4Χ swiveling under-wing
    pylon stations with a total payload capacity of 9,000 kg (19,800 lb);
    the two inner wing pylons have shoulder launch rails for 2Χ Short-Range AAM (SRAAM),
    typically IR-guided AIM-9 Sidewinder



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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/SCmQu7) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/24a2jjp) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/2dEvX1j) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/24a2kn6) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/SCmTQW) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado"; aircraft "(182)715” of the Canadian Air Force 433 (Porcupine) Fighter Bomber Squadron; 3 Wing, CFB Bagotville (Quebec/Canada), 2004 (Whif/Revell kit) (https://flic.kr/p/2dEw4wA) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr



In the end the CAF Tonka looks better than expected, and quite plausible, but the kit was a fight to build. I am not convinced of the Revell kit. While its has nice details and is, from that perspective, a certain step up from the Italeri kit, I am amazed how many technical flaws and weaknesses it has – and some of these were even taken over from older molds or even made worse! WTF? I am really uncertain if I’d give this kit another chance, somehow I am rather inclined to choose the older Italeri mold.
Title: Re: DONE @p.2 +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: 63cpe on February 15, 2019, 01:22:40 pm
Heyheyhey, look at that! a canadian tonka!

Badging is really smooth, You've done a great job!

David aka 63cpe
Title: Re: DONE @p.2 +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on February 15, 2019, 01:55:06 pm
One of your best, simple as that.  :thumbsup:


Ian.
Title: Re: DONE @p.2 +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 16, 2019, 01:17:58 am
Thank you, but I'd disagree with the "best" thing. Building this kit was appalling, and as a partly consequence, the finish and some details (e.g. around the canopy, nothing really fits together there...) leave a lot to be desired. The overall impression is good, though, and when set in front of some Canadian landscape the whole thing looks very natural.  ;D
Title: Re: DONE @p.2 +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: NARSES2 on February 16, 2019, 04:17:13 am
Fantastic
Title: Re: DONE @p.2 +++ EADS (Panavia) CA-182A "Tornado", CAF 433 Sq., ~2004
Post by: Old Wombat on February 16, 2019, 06:53:00 am
Is good! :thumbsup: