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  Panavia Tornado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tornado was cleared to carry almost all the air-launched weapons in the NATO inventory, including cluster bombs, anti-runway munitions, and nuclear weapons.
The RAF Tornado GR.1 was the first generation version of the Panavia Tornado strike aircraft of the Royal Air Force.
RAF F.3s are among the first aircraft to arrive in theatre and operate Combat Air Patrols within Saudi airspace throughout the conflict.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/RAF_Tornado_F3   (4434 words)

  
 RAF Typhoon F2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
RAF Typhoon T1 The Typhoon F2 and Typhoon T1 are the initial variants of the Eurofighter Typhoon entering service with the Royal Air Force.
Early RAF Typhoons were based at BAE Systems' Warton airfield, where the aircraft was assembled.
On June 27 2004 two RAF T1s left Warton bound for Singapore.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/RAF_Typhoon_F2   (645 words)

  
 RAF Tornado F3
The RAF Tornado F3 is a fighter/interceptor version of the Panavia Tornado in service with the Royal Air Force.
The F3 is based at RAF Leeming, RAF Leuchars, and RAF Mount Pleasant.
The Tornado F3 is an upgraded version of the original fighter version of the aircraft, the F2.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/r/ra/raf_tornado_f3.html   (655 words)

  
 F3 Tornado
The F3 was developed to meet an RAF requirement for a long-range interceptor to replace ageing Phantom aircraft.
Based around the Tornado GR1 airframe, the first Tornado Air Defence Variant (ADV) was flown in October 1979 and subsequently entered service as the Tornado F2 with No. 229 OCU at Coningsby.
RAF Tornado F3s are now being equipped with the new Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS).
www.sunnersberg.com /flygplan/f3_tornado.htm   (448 words)

  
 RAF Leuchars - Tornado F3
Tornado F3 Based around the Tornado GR1 airframe, the F3 was developed for the RAF as a long-range interceptor to replace the ageing Phantom, protecting the the North Sea and Atlantic approaches during the Cold War.
The first Tornado air defence aircraft was flown in October 1979 and subsequently entered service as the Tornado F2 with No. 229 OCU at Coningsby.
The Tornado F3 is a 2 crew, variable geometry aircraft and is powered by 2 Rolls Royce / Turbo Union RB199 Mk 104 afterburning turbofans producing thrust of upto 33,000lbs to a speed of 1,480mph.
www.leuchars.raf.mod.uk /actornf3.htm   (257 words)

  
 Armed Forces - Royal Air Force - r7a2 - RAF Aircraft - Tornado F3 - Capability Sustainment Programme (CSP) - Tornado in ...
The Tornado F3 was originally armed with 4 x semi-recessed Sky Flash, 4 x Sidewinder AIM-9L missiles, and a single Mauser 27 mm cannon and had about 80% commonality with the Tornado GR1.
The main difference between the Tornado GR and the F3 is the extended fuselage, longer range air intercept Foxhunter Radar (replacing the terrain-following/ground mapping radar of the Tornado GR1) and the armament.
RAF Tornado F3s were sent to the Gulf in August 1990 and by the end of hostilities on the 28 February 1991, 18 x F3 aircraft had flown some 2,500 sorties during their deployment including 700 sorties during the period of hostilities.
www.armedforces.co.uk /raf/listings/l0007.html   (424 words)

  
 Informat.io on Panavia Tornado
The Panavia Tornado family of twin-engine fighters was jointly developed by the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy.
AMI Tornados flew combat air patrols during Operation Allied Force, the NATO air campaign against Yugoslavia in the spring of 1999.
One RAF Tornado GR4 was lost to friendly fire when it was engaged and shot down by a U.S. Patriot missile battery.
www.quaest.io /?title=panavia-tornado   (4262 words)

  
 The Royal Air Force - Stations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Preparations for the arrival of the first RAF Typhoons in 2004 meant that No 56 (Reserve) Squadron, the Tornado F3 Operational Conversion Unit with its Tornado F3s moved north to Leuchars whilst the Tornado F3 Operational Evaluation Unit moved to nearby RAF Waddington.
Also based on the main airfield is the RAF College Air Squadron with Tutor T1s, and on the Cranwell North grass airfield is the Cranwell Gliding Club, part of the RAF Gliding and Soaring Association (RAFGSA).
RAF Lossiemouth was built during 1938 and 1939 and opened on Ma 1, 1939 with No 15 Flying Training School as the major unit.
www.raf.mod.uk /stations/f_stn.html   (2988 words)

  
 Royal Air Force Calgary
The prototype Tornado F2 (ZA254), was first flown on 27 October 1979 and the first production aircraft on 5 March 1984.
The F2 was, primarily, a stop-gap whilst the F3 was prepared for operational service.
The Tornado F2 was delivered to No 229 OCU in November 1984 and the first operational squadron was No 29 at RAF Coningsby in April 1987.
www.rafcalgary.org /F3.htm   (330 words)

  
 Weather, Storm Chaser, and Tornado News Page
Tornadoes in Iowa on Saturday Nov. 12th caused damage in Woodward Iowa from one of several tornadoes while much of Stratford Iowa was damaged.
Tornado Tim was on the Debbie Nigro show on Friday morning and talked to her about storm chasing and tornadoes on her nationally syndicated talk show heard nationwide.
Tornado Tim was on Alison Bells show on LBC 97.3 radio based in London discussing hurricane Katrina with her listeners in the UK.
www.tornadochaser.com /tornews.html   (2629 words)

  
 RAF Marham - United Kingdom Nuclear Forces
As part of SDR, RAF Bruggen was slated to close in April 2002.
RAF Marham will undergo major refurbishment works to expand existing facilities and upgrade others to accommodate the squadrons.
RAF Javelins, Vulcans, Victors, Lightnings and Valiants were converted as receiver aircraft from 1960.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/world/uk/raf_marham.htm   (1401 words)

  
 panaviatornadoadv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Developed by British aerospace for the RAF, the tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant) will become the RAF's standard all-weather fighter in the second half of the 1980's.
With a longer fuselage and a new airborne interception radar, the Tornado ADV carries a single 27mm canon and four air-to-air missiles under the fuselage.
A Mach 2 aircraft with long endurance, the Tornado ADV is known in the RAF as the F2, and 165 are to be built.
www.k12.nf.ca /sptech/projects/aviation/military/panaviatornadoadv.htm   (100 words)

  
 RAF Akrotiri Flamingo Magazine 1986
On Sunday the 3rd of August 1986 a re­laxed, sunny, RAF Akrotiri was subject to a surprise attack by a group of terrorists.
The Tornado F2 3 has now been in service with the RAF since November 1984 when the first 2 aircrafts were delivered to Conningsby.
The Tornado is likely to be in service into the next century so.it seems that sever­al more generations of fighter aircrew will pass through the hallowed doors of 229.
www.rafakrotiri.co.uk /flamingo/flamingo86/flam86.html   (2161 words)

  
 VISIT BY THE ASSOCIATION OF THE RAF REGIMENT (NOTTS AND DERBY) BRANCH TO RAF MARHAM ON WEDNESDAY 26 JANUARY 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
After tea and coffee the visitors were met by the Officer Commanding the RAF Marham Regiment Flight, who explained the current role of the Regiment Flight, and how it had changed over the years.
Four members of his staff accompanied the visitors around the various sections of the school, where personnel are trained in the maintenance of Tornado GR4 (bomber) and Tornado F2 (fighter) aircraft.
A Tornado F3 is located in the TMS hangar and is used to train ground personnel in routine aircraft maintenance, with additional training supplied in classroom based environments using computer generated programmes.
www.rafmarham.co.uk /relations/visits-2005/visit-26jan05   (502 words)

  
 Tiger Meet Decal Review by Dale Smith (Yellowhammer 1/72; 1/48; 1/32)
Delays in the Panavia Tornado F2 program and a general reduction in RAF units resulted in the RAF acquiring 15 ex-US Navy and Marine Corps F-4Js to assist in the air defence of the UK.
Not to be outdone, the RAF crews obtained colour paint from the nearest town and devised the tiger chomping on the soviet 'Red Star' as well as tiger stripes on the rudder, which has remained one of the most colourful and striking schemes ever applied to an F-4.
Most of the RAF aircraft, were seen parked at the 'Tiger Meet' with wings folded and their refueling probes extended.
www.kitreview.com /reviews/tigermeetdecalsds_1.htm   (736 words)

  
 RAF CALGARY:OUR AIRCRAFT:TORNADO F3
RAF CALGARY:OUR AIRCRAFT:TORNADO F3 The Panavia Tornado F3 was developed from an operational requirement to defend the UK's air defence region, or UKADR.
During the Gulf War, 18 Tornado F3s were deployed and flew over 2500 missions, 700 of them during intense hostilities.
RAF Coningsby houses No 5 Sqn and No 56(R) Sqn.
www.rafcalgary.org /rafyyc/f3.htm   (348 words)

  
 Historic Aircraft Collection
When not flying for HAC, Charlie is a flying instructor in the RAF based at Cranwell.
He was very fortunate to have spent the last 10 years displaying the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the BBMF where he amassed 470 hours in the fighters and around 370 hours in the Chipmunk.
He is currently based at RAF Barkston Heath as a flying instructor.
www.historicaircraftcollection.ltd.uk /team/pilots   (286 words)

  
 Panavia Tornado
The Tornado IDS is remarkably good at the mission it was designed for; low level penetration of hostile airspace.
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)

  
 Old Camp Photographs
Preparations for the arrival of the first RAF Eurofighter Typhoons in 2004 meant that No 56(Reserve) Squadron, the Tornado F3 Operational Conversion Unit with its Tornado F3s moved north to Leuchars whilst the Tornado F3 Operational Evaluation Unit moved to nearby RAF Waddington.
Originally opened in 1937 as a bomber base, Honington is now the RAF Regiment Depot, the last Aircraft leaving in 1993 when the Tornado Weapons Conversion Unit moved to Lossiemouth.
St Athan is the major RAF maintenance base for Harrier, Tornado, Jaguar, Hawk, Dominie and VC10, all of which is the responsibility of the Engineering Division.
home.clara.net /damanning/old_camp.htm   (2221 words)

  
 Flightline UK - Royal Air Force Displays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In 2003 Matt was one of the first six RAF pilots to form the Typhoon Operational Evaluation Unit, 17(R) Sqn, at Warton; he completed his Typhoon conversion course in April 2004 and was involved in the early tactical evaluation of the Typhoon.
The Tornado F3 is a development from the original Tornado IDS for the RAF requirement for a long range interceptor aircraft.
He joined the RAF in 1995 and on completion of Advanced Flying Training was posted to the Tornado GR1 where he flew in the Ground Attack and Reconnaissance role with II (AC) Sqn at RAF Marham in Norfolk, where later he converted to the Tornado GR4.
www.airshows.org.uk /rafdisplays/index.html   (4059 words)

  
 Royal Air Force OrBat
The entire RAF Nimrod fleet is located at RAF Kinloss in Scotland with the exception of three Nimrod R3 aircraft which are allocated to No. 51sq at RAF Waddington.
RAF SAR aircrew is trained by SARTU at RAF Valley first to learn the specifics of the trade.
The workhorse of the RAF transport fleet is the C-130 Hercules.
members.chello.nl /m.molen3/mil/9/raf/orbat-raf.htm   (2155 words)

  
 WWII Veterans VIP Visit to RAF Marham on 24 September 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The afternoon programme kicked off with a visit to the Tornado Maintenance School (TMS), where the Officer Commanding TMS and numerous Training Instructors, were waiting to give the visitors individual guided tours of the School.
The visitors were divided into 2 groups, the first were shown the Tornado F2 hybrid, which is located in the hangar adjoining the School.
The second group were taken through to another department where the Cockpit layout of a Tornado GR4 was demonstrated without the fuselage, this gives TMS students more space to work in, in a teaching environment.
www.rafmarham.co.uk /relations/visits/24sep04   (659 words)

  
 Currriculum Vitae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Wg Cdr Gledhill joined the RAF in 1973 as an Officer Cadet and was commissioned in April 1974.
In 1985, he transferred to the Tornado F2 Air Defence Variant as the aircraft entered service and completed the first Instructor Conversion Course at RAF Coningsby.
This tour culminated in a period as OC1435 Flight in command of the Tornado Squadron responsible for Air Defence of the Falkland Islands.
members.cox.net /davegledhill/aboutme.htm   (559 words)

  
 The Royal Air Force - Equipment
The standard weapons carried by the Tornado F3 are up to four Sidewinder or ASRAAM short-range air-to-air missiles on the wing pylons and four Skyflash or AMRAAM medium-range missiles mounted under the fuselage.
In the months before the 2003 Gulf War, a small number of Tornado F3s underwent a modification programme to allow them to operate as 'wild weasel' anti-radar aircraft.
The modifications permitted the carriage of a pair of ALARM anti-radar missiles to be carried in place of the Skyflash or AMRAAM missiles, but the modified aircraft were not deployed during the conflict.
www.raf.mod.uk /equipment/tornado_f.html   (464 words)

  
 FIGHTER CONTROL :: Bases : RAF Coningsby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
It was the first station to receive the Tornado F2/F3 fighter and will become the first RAF Eurofighter Typhoon base.
When 56 left for RAF Leuchars in Scotland in March 2003, the station underwent a series of upgrades to prepare for Typhoon operations.
17 Squadron is the first RAF Typhoon squadron and has been heavily involved in clearing the aircraft for RAF Service.
www.fightercontrol.co.uk /new/bases/coningsby/index_cgy.htm   (243 words)

  
 Airliners.net forum: F-22 Vs. Eurofighter
That's right, the Tornado was never meant to be a fighter, the F.3 was for the specialized and specific UK AD requirement, covering a huge chunk of the Eastern Atlantic as well as the general UK air defence area.
So the Tornado replaced German and Italian F-104Gs, RAF Vulcans, Buccaneers and Jaguars, all in the attack role, neither Germany or Italy replaced the F-4F and F-104S respectively with Tornado in the AD role.
I understand where Keeje is coming from, but Typhoon, now entering service with RAF training units, is a state of the art aircraft, maybe not compared to the F-22, but even the USAF will never be able to afford enough of them, there is even a small chance it may yet be cancelled.
www.airliners.net /discussions/military/print.main?id=14313   (2148 words)

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