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Video shows Tornado Fighter Bomber buzzing the Tower like Maverick in Top Gun
According to some comments appeared on Facebook the Tornado belonged to the Luftwaffe. Here’s a Tornado Buzzing the Tower Top Gun Style. Taken from the control tower at Poligono di Capo Frasca Military Installation in Oristano, on the Italian island of Sardinia the (weird) video in this post shows a Tornado...
Luftwaffe Tornado fighter bombers lack updated encryption device for secure comms
5.64 billion Euros are required for operations while 1.62 billion Euros are needed to design replacements for obsolete parts and another 1.58 billion Euros to procure those parts. A classified German military document viewed by Reuters says the country needs more than $9 billion to operate its Tornado fighter fleet till 2030.
Germany should buy both Eurofighter and F-35 to replace Tornado fighter bombers
The decision marks a big setback for Lockheed that had hoped to add to recent F-35 sales to other European countries Germany has further shortlisted the Eurofighter and the F/A-18 as potential candidates to replace its Tornado fighter-bomber, knocking Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter out of a tender worth billions of euros,...
B-26 Vs Me 262: the Marauder close encounters with the jets flown by Luftwaffe’s Experten
Interrogated after the war the famed ace Adolf Galland stated the B-26 was the one Allied aircraft he least liked to attack, even when flying an Me 262 Reports of sightings of German rocket- and jet-powered fighters were widely circulated among Ninth Air Force combat groups, but until Feb. 6, 1945, none...
German budget commitee approves the purchase of 6 C-130 airlifters
The C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft will be stationed in Evreux in Normandy where France already operates the same type of aircraft A German parliamentary source has told Reuters that the budget committee of the lower house of parliament has approved the purchase of six C-130 airlifters. The package includes the procurement of spare parts, maintenance of the aircraft in the first...
Hornet Vs Fulcrum: when U.S. Navy F/A-18s flew to Germany to dogfight with Luftwaffe MiG-29s
"I had a MiG-29 Fulcrum right where I wanted him in a really slow airspeed fight when I saw him light his afterburners and accelerate straight up away from me—amazing!," David Rash, F/A-18 Hornet driver Designed in response to a new generation of American fighters, which included the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18, the MiG-29 Fulcrum presented a formidable threat to Western pilots. Among...
“The Luftwaffe is at a low point,” German Air Force chief of staff says
A February defence ministry report showed only 39 of 128 Eurofighter jets were available for training and combat use last year on average, and just 26 of 93 older-model Tornado fighter jets Head of the German Air Force, Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhartz, told 200 industry executives, military officers and lawmakers at an event in Berlin at an event in Berlin...
F-16 Vs MiG-29: when the mighty Viper dogfighted with the Fulcrum for the first time
The most impressive aspect of the Fulcrum's performance for the American pilots was its low-speed maneuverability combined with its helmet mounted sight system Designed in response to a new generation of American fighters, which included the F-15 and F-16, the MiG-29 presented a formidable threat to Western pilots. Among the countries that purchased the Fulcrum there was also East Germany. Luftwaffe...
Germany plans to order six C-130Js, upgrade the radar of the Eurofighter
A report this year found missing spare parts and quality defects mean less than half of Germany’s submarines, warplanes and some other key weapons are ready for use German newspaper Handelsblatt says Berlin plans to go on a shopping spree for new weapons and 18 contracts each worth more than 25 million euros are to be approved by the budget...
Boeing offers EA-18G to Germany to replace Luftwaffe's Tornado ECR
The EA-18G is the only aircraft that can perform the dedicated electronic warfare (EW) and suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD) missions of the Tornado ECR Boeing is offering its EA-18G along with the F/A-18E/F to Germany for its Tornado replacement program. Boeing director for global sales for strike, surveillance, and mobility, Bryan Crutchfield, told Jane’s the EA-18G is well-suited to...

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