Die Tigerjets der ehemaligen 321 Tigers vom Lechfeld

Die 1./JaboG 32 (Kurzform für "Erste Staffel Jagdbombergeschwader 32") ist Geschichte! Am 26.10.2012 wurde die Staffel im Rahmen eines kleinen militärischen Appells, im Beisein einiger weniger geladener Gäste, außer Dienst gestellt. Auf diesem Wege verschwand nahezu Sang- und Klanglos eine der populärsten Staffeln nicht nur dieser Luftwaffe, sondern auch der NATO Tiger Community und nicht zuletzt der gesamten NATO. Zusammen mit dem Jagdbombergeschwader 32 hatte sie Nachkriegsgeschichte geschrieben: sie war Teil des ersten (vollständig demokratisch legitimierten) Nachkriegseinsatzes eines Verbandes der Bundeswehr im Auftrag der Vereinten Nationen.
Die Geschichte der 1. Jagdbomberstaffel ECR geht zurück bis ins Jahr 1958. In diesem Jahr wurde sie als Teil des Jagdbombergeschwader 32 als erster Kampfverband auf bayrischem Boden mit aufgestellt.

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Collector Set 321 Lechfeld Tigers (8 Prints)
Product description: A set of 8 high value artwork poster in our Tigerlook Design in the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'') with aircraft scheme and textual inscriptions. In this set you find the 8 most beautiful tigerjets of the 321 Lechfeld Tigers from 1994 until 2007. The prints are in detail identical to the single poster series.Combined as a set they offer a low priced alternative to the single poster (single purchase equals 8 x 13,95€ = 111,60 instead of just € 79,95 as a set).The presented aircraft are: 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+35 Tiger Meet 1994 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+45 Tiger Meet 1996 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+44 'Metamorphosis' Tiger Meet 2001 321 2 ECR Tigerjets 46+27/46+53 'Twins' Tiger Meet 2005 321 2 ECR Tigerjets 46+36/46+30 Tiger Meet 1994 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+48 Tiger Meet 1999 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+54 Tiger Meet 2003 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+48 Tiger Meet 2007

€79.96*
Collector Set 321 Lechfeld Tigers (8 Tigerlook Design Poster)
Product description: A set of 8 high value artwork poster in our Tigerlook Design in the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'') with aircraft scheme and textual inscriptions. In this set you find the 8 most beautiful tigerjets of the 321 Lechfeld Tigers from 1994 until 2007. The posters are in detail identical to the single poster series, but with our tigerlook design background.Combined as a set they offer a low priced alternative to the single poster (single purchase equals 8 x 13,95€ = 113,60 instead of just € 79,95 as a set).The presented aircraft are: 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+35 Tiger Meet 1994 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+45 Tiger Meet 1996 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+44 'Metamorphosis' Tiger Meet 2001 321 2 ECR Tigerjets 46+27/46+53 'Twins' Tiger Meet 2005 321 2 ECR Tigerjets 46+36/46+30 Tiger Meet 1994 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+48 Tiger Meet 1999 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+54 Tiger Meet 2003 321 ECR Tigerjet 46+48 Tiger Meet 2007

€79.96*
FBW 32 321 Tigerjet 2011 46+33 and 322 Monsterjet 2011 46+29
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story Originally it was a good habbit of a wing - and only on wing level - to give a special painting to one of its birds for a special event like an anniversary. When the 1st Squadron of FBW 32 gave itself a new crest with a tigerhead after the conversion from TORNADO IDS to ECR it also joined the NATO Tiger Association and was given the right to paint a jet in the colors of a tiger every year for the yearly NATO Tiger Meet. Because the 2nd Squadron from FBW 32 - the Flying Monsters - was afraid to loose in importance because of that, they were also given permission to paint a Monsterjet every year. In 2011 both squadrons painted their last jet before the disbandment of wing and squadrons in 2013. They were TORNADO ECR 46+33 as the last Tigerjet of the 321 Tigers and TORNADO ECR 46+29 as the last Monsterjet of the 322 Flying Monsters. In Action:

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FBW 32 last three jets with a special painting
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story Originally it was a good habbit of german flying wings - and only on wing level - to give a special painting to one of its birds for a special event like an anniversary. TORNADO ECR 46+53 "LAST CALL" was the last jet to receive this special painting and stood for the end of FBW 32. When the 1st Squadron of FBW 32 gave itself a new crest with a tigerhead after the conversion from TORNADO IDS to ECR it also joined the NATO Tiger Association and was given the right to paint a jet in the colors of a tiger every year for the yearly NATO Tiger Meet. Because the 2nd Squadron from FBW 32 - the 322 Flyingmonsters - was afraid to loose in importance because of that, they were also given permission to paint a Monsterjet every year. TORNADO ECR 46+29 was the last one. In 2011 both squadrons painted their last jet before the disbandment of wing and squadrons in 2013. They were TORNADO ECR 46+33 as the last Tigerjet of the 321 Tigers and TORNADO ECR 46+29 as the last Monsterjet of the 322 Flying Monsters. In Action:

€13.95*
Lechfeld 321 Tigers - Tornado ECR 46+29 Tiger Meet 2010 "Lego Bomber"
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story October 4 until October 20 2010 the NATO Tiger Association conducted the annual Tiger Meet. Host this year was the 313 Squadron Royal Netherland Airforce (RNLAF) at Volkel Air Base. Like normally to those events the 321 Tigers were granted to transform one of "their" ECR Tornados into a "Tigerjet". Designer of this special painting was for the second time in row the professional designer Anton Kerner. With his design and the pixel-type scheme he wanted for the first time go on to a new evolution stage, an approach towards Tiger-Tornado 2.0 - so to say - in close relation to the WWW. Intentionally this time NO Tigerjet to be touched was created which has many nice details but which can only be seen and recognized by somebody standing right in front of it. The "normal spotter" is positioned along the fence of the airfield and stares through the optics of his camera watching airplanes, parking, taxiing, taking off and landing. Exactly for this moment this design was created and exactly then the jet has to look good. Many people didn't recognize or understand this approach by Anton Kerner so a rather kontroversal discussion started in the spotter scene and the Tigerjet was given the nickname "Lego Bomber". Anton Kerner commented this as follows: "... finally I am convinced that this is not only a tigerjet with a special painting but already an art object. The form of the airplane together with the minimalistic forms message of the paint cover, construct a complete artwork which - typical for modern art - polarizes in a strong way. It really is admirable that the squadron showed such a large level of courage and open mindedness to realize this extreme design outside of each "Tigerjet norm".

€13.95*
Lechfeld 321 Tigers - Tornado ECR 46+48 Tiger Meet 2007
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story For the Tiger Meet in Ørland, a base in Northern Norway close to Trondheim, the 321 Tigers are allowed - finally after quite some time - to cover a Tornado with the markings of a tigerjet. The motto of the Tiger Meet is "Ice Tiger", so the designer Anton Kerner, a design professional from Ingolstadt (near Lechfeld), tries to find an approach to this motto with a color scheme in grey, blue, white and black. It is shown with air-to-air missile AIM-9Li Sidewinder, HARM air-to-ground missile and the jamming pod Cerberus C-III. In Aktion:

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Lechfeld 321 Tigers ECR 46+35 Tigermeet 1994 mit HARM
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story 1994 - The first tiger airplane of the 321 tigers is given birth. It is designed for this year's Cambrai Tiger Meet in France and presented to the world in the course of a squadron party on the 29-04-1994. There are no limitations except that the wing sweep area within the fuselage has to be kept clear of any paintings or markings. Because of that it was decided to bring up a tiger marking between RADAR nose and the wing root. Additionally the insigna of the squadron crest were brought up on the tail. Together with the 46+36 and 46+40, the 46+35 participates in the Cambrai Tiger Meet where one of the other two airplanes is always a spare for any technical trouble with one of the others. When the repainting took place is not known. Ensured is, that the plane was green again on the 15-12-1994. But the painter has been sloppy and just painted in green (without a camouflage scheme) all over the front part. When the 46+35 became a grey one is not known but the fact, that it was one of the last two airplanes together with the 46+57. In Action:

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Lechfeld 321 Tigers ECR 46+36 Tigermeet 1994
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story 1994 - The first tiger airplane of the 321 tigers from Lechfeld, the ECR 46+35, is given birth. It is designed for this year's Cambrai Tiger Meet in France and presented to the world in the course of a squadron party on the 29-04-1994. Together with it, two other airplanes are painted in a tiger scheme, ECRs 46+36 and 46+40, and both schemes are completely identical, so that they were called the 'Twins'. It was intended, that one of them should always be the wing aircraft of the main tigerjet 46+35 and the other one should be a spare aircraft. Since during the course of the Tiger Meet the main tigerjet never broke, there was no occasion that the twins flew together a mission. What a pitty. It would have been a nice picture for the spotters. In Action:

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Lechfeld 321 Tigers ECR 46+40 Tigermeet 1994
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story 1994 - The first tiger airplane of the 321 tigers from Lechfeld, the ECR 46+35, is given birth. It is designed for this year's Cambrai Tiger Meet in France and presented to the world in the course of a squadron party  29-04-1994. Together with it, two other airplanes are painted in a tiger scheme, ECRs 46+40 which you see on this print and 46+36, and both schemes are completely identical, so that they were called the 'Twins'. It was intended, that one of them should always be the wing aircraft of the main tigerjet 46+35 and the other one should be a spare aircraft. Since during the course of the Tiger Meet the main tigerjet never broke, there was no occasion that the twins flew together a mission. What a pitty. It would have been a nice picture for the spotters. In Action:

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Lechfeld 321 Tigers ECR Torn 46+44 Tigermeet 2001 with Harm
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story Just in time for the beginning of this year's NATO Tigermeet in Kleine Brogel, Belgium, 321 Tigersquadron announces the rollout of the new Tiger Tornado on this Monday, 18th June 2001. 321 Squadron proudly presents TORNADO ECR 46+44 with a new design of Lukas Krach, for the 40th anniversary of the NATO tiger association. The design idea is representing a stage of metamorphsis of any of the Lechfeld ECRs during which the the old grey skin peels off and a new tiger marking appears underneath. The erosive force of the airstream is doing its job... It is just a matter of time until the metamorphosis will start for all the other ordinary grey jets. In the meantime they are bound to wait but they all know: "there's a tiger in all of us" Realization of this idea was done with the help of Tom Marschik who did an excellent job in computerizing the original design layout, W.Heidler who assisted constantly with his airbrush experience and the designer Lukas Krach himself who spent many hours in the hangar together with numerous members of 321 Squadron during their free time to ensure to meet the timeline. For Lukas Krach this was aready the third tiger design after airplane 46+35 and the first version of airplane 46+45 in 1996. In Action:

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Lechfeld 321 Tigers ECR Torn 46+45 Tigermeet 1996
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story The NATO Tiger Meet 1996 at Beja/Portugal offers the 321 Tigers the chance for coloring another jet with the markings of the tiger. But this time it should be the entire airplane getting a tiger scheme. Because the wing was still engaged in the SFOR operation over the former Yugoslavia, and the airplane had to remain operational, only a black and white scheme stood to discussion and just one single airplane. One day prior departure to Beja, when the completely painted airplane stood in front of a maintenance hall, some comrades of the competing second (322 monster) squadron desecrated the airplane by painting their squadron crest on both sides of the tail. To de-escalate the situation it was negotiated that the painting could remain on one side of the fin (so to say as a greeting of the monsters to the Tiger Meet where they never could participate). It was decided to take this side of the tail which would not be visible during the landing in Beja, but - damn' - the winds were so unfortunate during the landing period that it was the wrong side. Since then an unknowing seller of plastic models sells its models with the squadron crest of the monsters on the tail of this beautiful tigerjet. In Aktion:

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Lechfeld 321 Tigers ECR Tornado 46+48 Tigermeet 1999 with Harm
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story For the 1999 Tiger Meet the Lechfeld 321 Tigers colour the ECR Tornado 46+48. As a specimen they use the blurred copy of a picture of a rare mutation (or possible gen manipulated side line) of a Sibiric Tiger. The assertion it might be the marking of a cross-breeding between african giraffe and indian tiger is by proof just the imputation of an other - not in tigermeets participating - squadron of the Lechfeld. In Action:

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Lechfeld 321 Tigers ECRs 46+36/46+40 Tigermeet 1994 with Harm
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story With the 46+35 in 1994 the first 321 tigerjet ever was born. Because of the fact that two more aircraft were designated for the Cambrai Tiger Meet - the 46+36 and 46+40 - it was decided and granted by higher headquarters that also these two aircraft could get a special painting (this was the first and only time that something like this happened). Both Tornados got identical tiger markings and served - more or less - as accessories to the 46+35. From there on they were called the "twins". Because one of them was always a spare aircraft for the 2 others, which had to stay on the ground, and the 46+35 was never aborted on the ground during the Tigermeet, there is no picture which shows the twins airborne together. When the repainting - most probably into the ECR grey - took place is not known.

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Lechfeld 321 Tigers Tornado ECR 46+27 Tiger Meet 2005
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story Due to operational restraints and/or directives from higher headquarter, the 321 Tigers from Lechfeld were not able or allowed to cover one of its jets with a full tiger scheme. The only solution possible was to put a little tiger shaped stripe on the top of two jets. That was better than nothing and to show up with a clean jet in Turkey.

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Lechfeld 321 Tigers Tornado ECR 46+27 Tiger Meet 2005
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story For the NATO Tiger Meet 2003 in Cambrai, France, the 321 Tigers from Lechfeld painted a new tigerjet which was ECR 46+54. This design again, like a couple before, came from the squadron designer and painter Maj. Andreas "Lukas" Krach, who also was a squadron pilot. This time it was again a design which covered the whole jet and was held mainly in a colourish dark design which underlines the tiger scheme in the middle of the jet. The two eyecatchers of the jet are the fiercely looking tiger head with its yellow-orange eyes on the tail and the starting HARM missile which fits elegantly into the tactical registration number underneath the cockpit.46+54 in front of Hohenzollern Castle

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Lechfeld 321 Tigers Tornado ECR 46+27 Tiger Meet 2005
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story Due to operational restraints and/or directives from higher headquarter, the 321 Tigers from Lechfeld were not able or allowed to cover one of its jets with a full tiger scheme. The only solution possible was to put a little tiger shaped stripe on the top of two jets. That was better than nothing and to show up with a clean jet in Turkey.

€13.95*
Lechfeld 321 Tigers Tornado ECR 46+27 Tiger Meet 2005
printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story Due to operational restraints and/or directives from higher headquarter, the 321 Tigers from Lechfeld were not able or allowed to cover one of its jets with a full tiger scheme. The only solution possible was to put a little tiger shaped stripe on the top of two jets. That was better than nothing and to show up with a clean jet in Turkey.

€13.95*
Lechfeld 321 Tigers Tornado ECR 46+33 Tiger Meet 2011
language: German | printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story For the 321 Tigers the annual "Tiger Meet" of the NATO Tigers is 2011 dominated by two events:for one celebrates the NATO Tiger Association the 50th anniversary of its founding andfurtheron the 321 Tigers their 15th year of full membership in the NATO Tiger Association.With this, already two founding elements of this Tigerjet are fixed.For the first time ever the 321 Tigers have their new Tigerjet designed in a public design competition on their homepage. Out of the numerous proposals the squadron members select the design of Thomas "TOM" Marschik as the winning design. His special paint renders homage to the numerous former Tigerjets of the 321 Tigers. Elements of 46+35 from 1994, 46+45 from 1996 as well as of 46+44 from 2001 have been placed on it but without losing the originality as a new "Tiger". Expressivity and a clear design in the typical 321 footprint with lots of details stand in the center of this project.

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Lechfeld 321 Tiges ECR 46+33 special print '15 years NATO Tigers full membership'
language: English | printsize: DIN A3
High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'') with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions. Background story Since 1996 was the first squadron of GEAF FBW 32, the Lechfeld Tigers, a full member of the NATO Tiger Association, which is a loose federation of flying squadrons in NATO which carry a tiger or cat of prey in their crest. The tiger as the symbol in common is considered to stand for strength, speed and hunting prowess. Once or twice a year the members of the NATO Tiger Association come together for a so called "Tiger Meet" at one of their home bases. During those meetings they conduct daily flying exercises as well as cultural events to keep up and strengthen solidarity, comraderie, team spirit and the interchange of operating experience. The tradition of those events dictates that - if there are no other national constraints for them - each squadron sends an airplane or helicopter which has a special paint with a tiger motive or with the tiger colors. Since the begin of their membership the Lechfeld Tigers, as well as the RECCE Tigers from Recce Wing 51 in Schleswig have created a bunch of spectacular tigerjet designs. Regarding the former Lechfeld special painted ECR Tornados - also called "Tigerjets" - which are depicted below the big 2011 ECR 46+33, you will notice that some of the most striking former tigermarkings of them also show up on this new Tigerjet. For some of the observers this design may bear the attributes "boring" or "uninspired" but there is a very clear reason for this in regards to the "15 Years Full NATO Tigers Membership" anniversary. This concept which was handend in by Thomas "TOM" Marschik in the frame of a public "Tigerjet 2011 Design Competition" and elected in a democratic way by the squadron members, renders homage to the numerous former Tigerjets of the 321 Tigers in the past. Elements of 46+35 from 1994, 46+45 from 1996 as well as of 46+44 from 2001 have been placed on it but without losing the originality as a new "Tiger". Expressivity and a clear design in the typical 321 footprint with lots of details stand in the center of this project.

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With Pilotennames on the cockpit rail (price additional to the print)
What is more or less standard on US Airforce jets - the names of the crew on the cockpit rail - can be found on german jets only now and then, namely on birds with special paintings for special events. That there are names under the canopy does not mean that this bird is only flown by this crew or pilot, but it is a great honour for the pilots to find his name on a jet of his wing. For little more money you can have your name(s) being printed on this special place e.g. as a special gift for a special friend or just as a gag for you. Just order this extra feature as an extra article and specify in the info-box of the ordering process which name(s) you like to have at what place beneath the cockpits. One last thin: the larger the print is, the better and more impressive the writings can be seen (see also our big size prints in A2 and A1). Please specify in the input box above what names and ranks you want to display!

€19.96*