Hobby Boss Aircraft 1/72 French Army Eurocopter EC-665 Tigre HAP Kit
The Eurocopter Tiger is an attack helicopter manufactured by the Eurocopter Group. In Germany, it is known as the EC-665, and in France, it is called the PAH-2. In 1984 the French and German governments issued a requirement for an advanced multi-role battlefield helicopter, program beginning late. The EUROCOPTER Group owned 70% by AEROSPATIALE France and 30% by Daimler Aerospace (DASA) of Germany. Due to high costs, the program was canceled in 1986 but was relaunched during 1987. Subsequently, in November 1989, Eurocopter received a contract to build 5 prototypes. Three were to be unarmed testbeds and the other two armed prototypes: one for the German anti-tank variant and the other for the French escort helicopter variant.