COBI Alpha Jet (Select Version)
New for Spring 2023, the COBI Alpha Jet is available in two versions, with one being the French Air force (5842) and the other being the French National demonstration team “Patrouille De France” with two tail styles. The COBI Alpha Jet Patrouille De France (5841) and the COBI French Air Force Alfa Jet (5841) are both expected to include a display stand and two half mini figures.
The COBI Alpha Jet sets will feature removable cockpit canopies and removable landing gear for different display options.
The COBI Alpha Jets are 1:48 scale, made in Europe and fully compatible with lego.The parts are almost all pad printed and currently we are being told that some stickers are included. We will update when we learn more.
The COBI Alpha Jet Dimensions:
The COBI Alpha Jet sets are both officially licensed by Dassault Aviation and will make a great conversation piece wherever they are displayed.
Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet History:
The Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet is a light attack jet and advanced jet trainer co-manufactured by Dassault Aviation of France and Dornier Flugzeugwerke of Germany. It was developed specifically to perform trainer and light attack missions, as well as to perform these duties more ideally than the first generation of jet trainers that preceded it. Following a competition, a design submitted by a team comprising Breguet Aviation, Dassault Aviation, and Dornier Flugzeugwerke, initially designated as the TA501, was selected and subsequently produced as the Alpha Jet.
Both the French Air Force and German Air Force procured the Alpha Jet in large numbers, the former principally as a trainer aircraft and the latter choosing to use it as a light attack platform. As a result of post-Cold War military cutbacks, Germany elected to retire its own fleet of Alpha Jets in the 1990s and has re-sold many of these aircraft to both military and civilian operators. The Alpha Jet has been adopted by a number of air forces across the world and has also seen active combat use by some of these operators.
Learn more about the real Alpha jet that inspired the COBI Bricks Alpha jet here at Wikipedia.
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