Tag: Panavia Tornado GR4

Last Special Color Tornado for RAF 31 Squadron
RAF 31 Squadron will be re-roled to the MQ-9B Protector unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Royal Air Force (RAF) 31 Squadron has painted a Tornado GR4 in this cool special colour scheme. The Goldstars have operated the Tornado since 1984, initially in Germany and then from RAF Marham since 2001. Following the retirement of the Tornado next year 31 Squadron will stand...
Here's why BAe Test Pilot Keith Hartley flew this Tornado with the canopy off
BAe Test Pilot Keith Hartley conducted the 'cockpit habitability trial' in his open top Tornado XZ630 Taken in 1988 the unique photos in this post feature British Aerospace (BAe) Test Pilot Keith Hartley conducting the 'cockpit habitability trial' in his open top Tornado XZ630. As BAE Systems explained on Twitter: "In 1988, our test pilot Keith Hartley flew at 500 knots in...
Blue-On-Blue! The story of the U.S. Navy F/A-18 that was shot down by a U.S. Army PAC-3 Patriot missile battery during OIF
"The Patriot is by far the most lethal SAM system in the world, and there is no aeroplane in existence that is going to get away from it. The missile itself is also designed to bias its impact on the nose of the aircraft so as to kill the pilot. If a Patriot is fired at your aircraft, you...
Houthis claim they've shot down Saudi Tornado fighter bomber
The two pilots on board the Tornado fighter bomber were safely recovered and brought back to Saudi Arabia According to Reuters a Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Tornado fighter bomber which was performing a combat mission in the skies over Saada province in northern Yemen was lost on Jan. 7, 2018. The two pilots on board were safely recovered and brought...
The unit is expected to disband on Mar. 31, 2017 in preparation for the retirement of the Tornado GR4 in 2019 Taken on Mar. 17, 2017 at Royal Air Force (RAF) Lossiemouth, the interesting photos in this post show XV (Reserve) Squadron completing its final sortie with the iconic Panavia Tornado GR4. The unit in fact is expected to disband...

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