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04485 Eurocopter Tiger.
Contents and Media:
green plastic parts on two sprues, 10 very clear
parts on one sprue, decals for three aircraft
plus a 12 page instruction booklet with history,
parts plan, 38 build drawings and two pages of
£5.95 will be available online from Hannants
and hobby retailers worldwide
detailed inside and out as usual from Revell,
can be built as either the French HAT or German
UHT, excellent clear parts and decals.
prefer grey plastic rather than dark green
Reviewed by Glen Porter
Revell's 1/72 scale
Eurocopter Tiger will be available online
Eurocopter is a helicopter design and manufacturing
consortium formed by MBB (Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm) of
Germany and Aerospatiale of France. Their newest product is
in service with both consortium partners, but has also been
ordered by both Spain and Australia. This aircraft is so new
that both France and Germany only received their first
examples in 2005.
This kit covers three aircraft from the Franco-German
Pilot School at Le Luc in the South of France With luck,
watch this space for Spanish and Australian versions when
Revell accumulates enough information.
The side of the box states that this is a new moulding,
and it is certainly the equal of any helicopter that I have
seen from either Revell or Italeri (and I consider the
latter to be the best maker of 1/72 scale choppers on the
market). This is a top line model. With crisp, clean
mouldings, no sign of flash or sink marks and ample detail
including lots of offensive armament, the only thing I can't
comment on is accuracy as there isn't much publicly
available information around yet.
thumbnails below to view larger images:
The main sprue contains the two fuselage halves plus most
of the interior parts and tail rotor. The second sprue
includes main rotor, rotor head, under-carriage, two
different noses, armament and all the tiny details including
aerials and so forth. The clear sprue is separately packed
in a plastic bag.
The decals, as is usual these days from Revell, are
superb with French and German national markings plus a host
of stencils. All three aircraft have the sane camouflage as
they are all from the same Pilots' School in Southern
France. The UHT (I think that means it's a tank killer) has
German markings and the two HAPs, armed escort, I think,
have French markings and none.
Revell's Eurocopter Tiger is a lovely collection of
plastic and will build into a great replica of the latest,
and some say the best.
Thanks to Revell for the sample.
Review and Text Copyright © 2007 by Glen
Page Created 1 January, 2007
Last updated 21 February, 2007
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