Hobby Master HA6613 Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 "Aggressor" ZJ914, IX(B) Sqn, Royal Air Force, RAF Lossiemouth, 2020 1/72
Hobby Master HA6613 1/72nd Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 "Aggressor" ZJ914, IX(B) Sqn, Royal Air Force, RAF Lossiemouth, 2020
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.
Prior to 2019 RAF IX(B) Squadron had been equipped with the Tornado with the task of air defence of the Northern UK. In the same year the unit was disbanded and immediately reorganized as the first RAF Aggressor Squadron flying the Eurofighter Typhoon. Based at Lossiemouth, Scotland the unit continued to display the Bat on the tail and scheme became known as the “Batman painting”. ZJ914 was the first aircraft to receive the “Aggressor scheme”. Along with the “Aggressor role the squadron is also responsible for Quick Reaction Alert.