Hobby Master HA6616A Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 ZK344, 1(F) Sqn, Op SHADER, RAF Akrotiri, March 2021 (with Storm Shadows cruise missiles) 1/72
Hobby Master HA6616A 1/72nd Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 ZK301/D, 1435 Flight, RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands, 2015 (with air to air missiles only)
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.
Following the Falklands War of April 2, 1982 until June 1, 1982 the Stanley Airfield was heavily damaged so No. 1435 was reformed using Harrier GR.1 jets until May 1985 when the unit was disbanded. In 1988 No. 1435 received 4 Phantom FGR.2s before converting to 4 Panavia Tornado F3s in 1992. In 2009 4 Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 arrived at RAF Mount Pleasant in the Falklands to protect the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. ZK301/D c/n BS053 built in 2009 was one of the Eurofighters.