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  Panavia Tornado
Panavia was formed to design and build the new aircraft.
The Tornado's poor high altitude performance with a full bombload means it is not well suited to these new methods.
However many would argue that the Tornado's ability to go in fast and low would be invaluable in any future conflict where, unlike Iraq in the Gulf war, the enemy retained even partial command of the air with his own fighter force.
freespace.virgin.net /john.dell/Tornado/Tornado.html   (1500 words)

  Panavia Tornado
Panavia is a consortium of British Aerospace, MBB - now DASA - (42,5% each) and FIAT (15%) and dates back to the late 1960s.
The 10 surplus Tornados now form a third squadron within MFG 2, who's task is the training an europeanization of Navy aircrews.
Though it's maiden flight lies 25 years in the past, Tornado still forms the backbone of the Bundeswehrs attack and recce airwings and a successor is not yet in sight.
www.fly-navy.de /jets/tornado.html   (647 words)

 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Panavia Tornado
The Panavia Tornado is a jet engine fighter-bomber jointly developed by Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The former is known as the Tornado F3, and the latter as the Tornado GR4[?] in RAF service.
A minor variant of the GR4 is the GR4A[?], which replaces one of the GR4's 27mm cannons with a reconnaisance pod.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/pa/Panavia_Tornado   (208 words)

 Panavia Tornado
The loss of six Tornadoes during the 1992 Gulf War resulted in a storm of criticisim, most of it unjustified.
The Tornado is probably one of the most versatile combat airplane ever built.
The Tornado IDS baseline warplane was ordered into production during July 1976, the first pre-production Tornado IDS flew in February 1977 and the type entered service in July 1980.
www.fighter-planes.com /info/tornado.htm   (508 words)

 A brilliant paper model of the Panavia Tornado with wings that sweep back-maybe
That they succeeded is amply demonstrated by the result of their collaboration: the Panavia Tornado IDS is certainly the best low-level strike aircraft ever built.
All its life Tornado has been the butt of critics not only from rivals in France, and especially, the USA, but also in the home media who eagerly sought supposed faults or shortcomings, Critics were at last silenced when two PAF aircraft entered the USAF Giant Voice navigation and bombing contest in 1984.
Italy's Tornados are also primarily a Starfighter replacement, taking over the air superiority, ground attack and reconnaissance roles previously performed by F and RF versions of the American fighter.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /AC/aircraft/Panavia-Tornado/torn_info/torn_info.htm   (1377 words)

 Panavia Tornado PO2 airplane pictures & aircraft photos - RAF Museums
The Tornado has been the cornerstone of Royal Air Force strategy since the delivery of the first GR.1s in the summer of 1980 and with a mid-life upgrade of equipment, is likely to remain so until well into the first decade of the next century.
It was designed at the height of the Cold War to attack targets in North Eastern Europe and a number of Tornado squadrons were stationed in Germany, but with the break-up of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact the RAF has re-deployed its Tornado strike force.
The Tornado saw extensive action during Gulf War, at first making low-level attacks against Iraqi airfields with its specialist airfield denial weapon, the JP233, then moving on to medium-level attacks using laser-guided bombs against bridges, fuel depots and weapons dumps.
www.rafmuseum.com /panavia-tornado-po2.htm   (204 words)

A Canberra PR9 is portrayed leading four Tornado GR4s, one from each squadron with aircraft tail letters specially marked to spell E II R L for the Queens Golden Jubilee, in a formation flown over Sandringham House in Her Majestys honour.
The 2nd Squadron, the youngest German Tornado squadron, was established in 1988 with the introduction of the Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat Reconnaissance) into the German Air Force.
Panavia Tornado GR1 by Michael Rondot Of all the television and press images of the Gulf War, few were as dramatic as the pictures of the first waves of aircraft taking off to attack Iraqi airfields under cover of darkness.
www.aviationartprints.com /tornado.htm   (4195 words)

The design authority for the Tornado is Panavia, the tri-national consortium which comprises British Aerospace, DASA of Germany and the Italian firm Alenia.
The Tornado first saw action during the Gulf conflict of 1991, when several were lost as a result of daring ultra-low-level missions to close Iraqi airfields.
The Tornado F3 is optimised for long-range interception, for which it carries four Skyflash radar-guided missiles and four AIM 9-L Sidewinder infra-red homing air-to-air missiles, plus an internally-mounted 27mm Mauser cannon.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ac/row/tornado.htm   (1159 words)

 Panavia Tornado die cast airplane airfix plastic model Kits
This 1/48 scale die cast model replicating a German Bundesmarine Tornado features engraved panel lines, a fully outfitted cockpit, externally mounted missiles and fuel tanks, intricate gear with rubber tires, and more.
This detailed 1/48 scale die cast model of the fighter/bomber version of the Tornado features engraved panel lines; a hand painted, fully outfitted cockpit; extended landing gear with rubber tires; and special Luftwaffe reconnaissance wing AKG 51 anniversary markings.
This 1/48 scale die cast model replicating a British Tornado features engraved panel lines, a fully outfitted cockpit, externally mounted missiles and fuel tanks, intricate gear with rubber tires, and more.
www.johnjohn.co.uk /shop/alpha/panavia_tornado.html   (345 words)

 Air Force Technology - Tornado - Multirole Combat Fighter
The Tornado multi-role aircraft is operational in five different forms: Tornado GR 1 interdictor / strike aircraft for close air support; counter air attack and defence suppression; GR 1A tactical reconnaissance aircraft; Tornado GR 1B long-range maritime attack aircraft and Tornado F3 long-range air defence fighter.
Tornado GR 1 Interdictor / Strike (IDS) aircraft are in service with the German Air Force and Navy (290), Italian Air Force (90), UK Royal Air Force (186) and the Royal Saudi Air Force (96).
Tornado F3 aircraft were the first aircraft to be fitted with the short-range MBDA ASRAAM air-to-air missile which entered service in January 2001 and was declared ready for operational deployment in September 2002.
www.airforce-technology.com /projects/tornado   (1268 words)

 Panavia Tornado IDS
From conception to operational service took twelve years, but what was remarkable about this was that the Tornado and all its systems were delivered on time and on budget.
The Tornado superseded the Buccaneer, Jaguar and Vulcan in the bomber and maritime strike roles.
Tornadoes are currently being converted to GR.4 standard; this will include new equipment such at TIALD, FLIR and a new navigational sub-system.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /types/international/panavia/tornado/Tornado_IDS.htm   (1037 words)

 Panavia Tornado GR1
Design of the Tornado began in 1968 as a collaborative effort between the United Kingdom, West Germany, and Italy.
Panavia Aircraft, a new tri-national company established in Germany, built the variable sweep wing aircraft, and the first prototype flew on August 14, 1974.
Tornados carries a wide range of weapons, including the Air-Launched Anti-Radar Missile (ALARM) for the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) and the Paveway II and III laser-guided bombs (LGB).
daytonipms.com /Walks/GR1/gr1.htm   (133 words)

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As for payload: the Tornado is not bound by stealth constraints, and after the opening phase of a heated exchange when most adversary anti-air is taken down, stealth is no longer a necessity.
But seeing as the Tornado would be the only platform for it because of the integrated thrust reverser (everyone else opting for F404s, rebuilt J79s, or other similar engines), there's really no sense to develop the engine further...unless Germany gets others to agree to the Typhoon delays, requiring Tornados to soldier on longer.
Agreed Tornado as it is doing well in that role and other options arent available at the mo. But realistically in the future we are looking at either F35 A version (the USAF version) or Eurofighter (probably modified with 2 seats and hopefully swingwing for low level).
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/6-28612.aspx   (3949 words)

 Panavia Tornado - 1974
The Tornado was designed in the late 1960s as a multi-role combat aircraft able to carry heavy armament loads.
The first Tornado IDS (InterDictor/Strike) aircraft flew on August 14, 1974 and entered service in July 1980.
The IDS is operated by the RAF as the Tornado GR.1A reconnaissance and the GR.1B attack variants, as well as the German Luftwaffe and Marineflieger, and Italian and Saudi Arabian Air Forces with slightly different avionics.
www.aviation-central.com /1971-2002/agw30.htm   (150 words)

 Panavia Tornado - Scramble
As a result, on 26 March 1969, Panavia GmbH was formed by MBB (now DASA), BAC (now BAE) and Fiat (later Aeritalia and now Alenia), a multinational consortium which was to handle the production of the aircraft, followed by Turbo Union for the production of the engine on 1 June 1969.
Tornado GR1B: As a replacement for the Blackburn Buccaneer at total of 26 GR1s were modified to the GR1B version.
Tornado GR4: All RAF Tornado GR1s that underwent their Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) were designated GR4 afterwards.
www.scramble.nl /wiki/index.php?title=Panavia_Tornado   (864 words)

 Panavia Tornado
To provide as much versatility as possible, the Tornado was designed from the outset as a swing-wing aircraft (to enhance low speed flying qualities).
In Great Britain, the Tri-national Tornado Training Establishment was set up using aircraft of the 3 countries to speed up operation pilot training.
Several of the Tornado's in use at the TTTE had the rear cockpit equipped for an instructor pilot rather than as a weapons and navigation office.
meltingpot.fortunecity.com /clyde/808/tornado.html   (469 words)

 Warbirds; Panavia "Tornado" IDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Tornado IDS, is the last version of the long range of Tornados produced by Panavia, it was developed to fullfill the requirements of three airforces (The Royal Airforce, The Luftwaffe, and the Italian Aeronautica Militare) and a navy (German navy).
The rest of the Tornado took a while longer to finaly be approved by all three nations.
The Tornado has seven hardpoints which together offer upto 9000 kg of bombs, missiles, and rockets a place underneath its fuselage and wings.
home.planet.nl /~perlot32/tornad.htm   (210 words)

 Tornado GR.1 All-Weather Low Level Strike and Reconnaissance - Military and Civilian Aircraft
The Tornado GR.1's primary role is that of All-Weather Low Level Strike and Reconnaissance and is produced by Panavia Aircaft GmbH = BAe - UK / MBB - Germany / Alenia - Italy.
The Panavia Tornado GR.1 (or GR.Mk 1) is a slightly differing variant of the Tornado IDS base model.
The Tornado is produced by an international consortium of European countries that include Germany and Italy all of which operated the Tornado in one of its available forms (IDS, ECR and ADV).
www.militaryfactory.com /aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=342   (507 words)

 Panavia Tornado - The Beginnings
Tornado F.2 ZA254 - the Tornado ADV (Air Defence Variant) made its first flight from Warton on 27th October,1979.
The Tornado GR4 was developed as a mid-life update or MLU for the Royal Air Force's GR.1 fleet.
British Aerospace was awarded the contract to upgrade 142 Tornado GR1 and GR1A aircraft on 14 July 1994.
www.flyingzone.co.uk /tornadoinfocus/prototypes.htm   (251 words)

 The swept wing Panavia Tornado
Panavia Tornado model is in desert storm colors and has variable swept wings which make the building of this little beauty just a bit more complicated...but well worth the little extra effort.
When the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy and Great Britain joined forces to design and build a multi-rolecombat aircraft, few observers believed that it could be anything but a disaster.
About those naughty teeth on the Tornado's swing wings: a method came to me: stiffen the teeth with super glue, then glue a piece of card to the top and bottom of one side--carefully, so the teeth don't get gummed up--to keep the cogs from slipping off each other.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /AC/aircraft/Panavia-Tornado/tornado.php   (157 words)

 Panavia Tornado model airplane
The IDS Tornado carries a completely self-contained nav/attack system, terrain-following radar, and a dual computer-controlled triplex command stability augmentation system which combines a fly-by-wire system with auto stabilization.
Panavia Aircraft GmbH was formed on March 26, 1969, by three international companies, the British Aircraft Corporation (now British Aerospace Defense), Messerschmitt-Bolkow GmbH (now Deutsche Aerospace Military Aircraft Division) and Societa per Azioni Fiat (now Alenia Aeronautica).
The name Panavia Tornado for this aircraft was officially adopted in September 1974, and on July 29, 1976 the British, Federal German, and Italian governments signed a memorandum of understanding covering the production of 809 Tornados.
www.imperialgiftline.com /models/am120.html   (397 words)

 www.paulnann.com Military Aviation Photo Gallery - Make: Panavia: Tornado
MM55000/6-51, Panavia Tornado, AMI/102 Gr, Fairford RAF, RIAT 2002,
ZD720/TA, Panavia Tornado GR.4, RAF/15 Squadron, Fairford RAF, RIAT 2002,
ZG709/V, Panavia Tornado GR.4, RAF/13 Squadron, Fairford RAF, RIAT 2002,
www.paulnann.com /Make.asp?Make=Panavia&Family=Tornado   (2624 words)

 revell panavia tornado 1/32
Way back in 1987, Revell issued this first kit of the Tornado in 1/32 scale.
At this time however, it was the only kit in 1/32 available, so a large conversion project was started.
Later on, in 1997, Revell issued the 1/32 Tornado with a completely new mould of superb accuracy and detail.
www.xs4all.nl /~designer/models/tornado/tornado.htm   (420 words)

 MILAVIA - Aircraft - Panavia Tornado IDS/ECR/ADV
The ECR (electronic combat and reconnaissance) version was a Tornado variant developed by the Germans for the reconnaissance role and suppression of enemy air defense with the AGM-88A HARM anti-radar missile.
And also the Italian Air Force (AMI) Tornado IDS and ECR are scheduled to receive a mid life update in the coming years.
AMI Tornado F.3s that were leased from the RAF have been returned to the UK recently, and will be replaced by leased F-16s until the arrival of the Eurofighter Typhoon.
www.milavia.net /aircraft/tornado/tornado.htm   (302 words)

 BBC - Guernsey - Features - Panavia Tornado GR4
Another innovative feature of the Tornado is the ability to use thrust-reverse to shorten landings.
A programme to update many of the Tornado's weapons and navigation systems was completed in 2003 and these updated aircraft are known as Tornado GR4s.
As well as the existing weapons carried by Tornados (such as the Paveway family of laser- and GPS-guided bombs and the ALARM anti-radar missile) a number of new weapons can now be used.
www.bbc.co.uk /guernsey/content/articles/2005/09/14/bob05_tornado_feature.shtml   (413 words)

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