To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Federal German Armed Forces in 2006, an Atlantic with an unusual special livery in the German colors was with MFG 3 Nordholz. For over 30 years the Breguet Atlantic weapons platform has been in the front line of maritime patrols. This 12-seat sea reconnaissance plane offers an outstanding range (7,970 km) and a long period of time in the target area. It is used for a variety of duties, such as anti-ship warfare, reconnaissance, SAR duties and supply flights, but it was designed primarily for anti-submarine defense. The Atlantic was also the first military aircraft to be made from design to production as a multi-national project. Following the maiden flight on 21st October 1961 the first machines were delivered to France and Germany in December 1965. The French naval air force received 40 machines split between 3 squadrons, whereas the 20 German Atlantics were used at MFG 3 Nordholz. The Dutch naval air force used 9 Atlantics with 321 Squadron. For anti-submarine defense the Atlantic is equipped with American avionics whereas the Thomson-CFS track-while-scan radar is supplied in France. With a total flying time of about 18 hours the Atlantic can patrol a very wide sea area and attack enemy targets with torpedoes located in a weapons bay beneath the fuselage. Model details: Beautifully reproduced cockpit interior; Fuselage access hatch can be modeled as opened or closed; Stunning landing gear detail; Outstanding torpedo chamber detail with doors that can be fixed in the open or closed position; Realistically molded torpedoes; Optional undercarriage parts; Highly detailed engine cowlings; Rotating propellers; Optional ECM pods; and Super decals with special livery and other German, French and Dutch navy versions. Paint colors needed: Matt Anthracite Gray, Matt Gray, Matt Stone Gray, Matt Light Gray, Matt Mouse Gray, Matt Blue, Matt Yellow, Metallic Steel, Metallic Aluminum, Matt Rust, Silky-Matt Beige, Clear Red, Gloss Clear, Matt Sea Green, Matt Dark Green, Gloss Orange, Metallic Silver, Silky-Matt Gray, Silky-Matt Black, Silky-Matt Light Gray, Silky-Matt Gray, Silky-Matt White, Matt Red, and Matt Carmin Red.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|