Hobby Master HA6603 Eurofighter Typhoon EF2000 14-06 142 Sqn., Spanish Air Force NATO Tiger Meet 2016 1/72
Hobby Master 1/72nd HA6603 Eurofighter Typhoon EF2000 14-06, 142 Sqn., Spanish Air Force "NATO Tiger Meet 2016"
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 27, 1994. The first fully equipped Tranche 2 Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA7) took to the skies on January 16, 2008.
The NATO Tiger Meet is an annual event for aviation teams from across Europe and a few other countries to get together and test and/or improve their skills. The team members include everyone from ground crew to aircrew. The 2016 NTM took place from May 16 to May 27 at Zaragoza Spain hosted by ALA 15. Representing Spain’s 142 Esc/Ala 14 from Albacete was Eurofighter EF2000 MSN SS020 registration C16-39 code 14-06. The 142 Squadron had hosted the 2006 NTM and were awarded full membership in 2008.