Panavia Tornado

The story behind this photo of a BAe Test Pilot flying a Tornado with the canopy off

The story behind this photo of a BAe Test Pilot flying a Tornado with the canopy off

Tornado with the canopy off Taken in 1988 the unique photos in this post feature British Aerospace (BAe) Test Pilot Keith Hartley… Read More

10 months ago

Here are some cool photos of the first dual-control Panavia Tornado GR1T in its original colour scheme

The sunset/night photo shoot featured not only the Panavia Tornado GR1T ZA319, but also the Hawk T1 XX154 and the… Read More

1 year ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

That Time a Crewless RAF Tornado Flew Away After the Navigator Ejected Himself and his Pilot from Their Serviceable Aircraft

We may only imagine the front-seater's feelings as, from his parachute, he watched his Tornado disappearing over the horizon The… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

Germany asked Pentagon to certify Eurofighter for nuclear role

U.S. government sources say that schedule is ambitious given that the F-35 and other aircraft must be certified first. Washington… Read More

6 years ago

Here’s the only picture of Concorde flying at supersonic speed

The Concorde had to slow down from Mach 2 to Mach 1.5-1.6 so that the Tornado crew could get the… Read More

6 years ago

Luftwaffe Tornado fighter bombers lack updated encryption device for secure comms

The communication devices of the Tornado also do not meet current standards, meaning there’s a risk that information could be… Read More

6 years ago

German Air Force Chief fired for supporting F-35

Luftwaffe’s Chief active support of the F-35 clashes with current Ministry of Defence planning, which prefers a successor solution involving… Read More

6 years ago

GERMANY SHOULD BUY BOTH EUROFIGHTER AND F-35 TO REPLACE TORNADO FIGHTER BOMBERS

"One possible solution could be that the nuclear and conventional roles now both met by the Tornado could be split… Read More

6 years ago

GERMAN AIR FORCE “PREFERRED CHOICE” TO REPLACE ITS TORNADO FIGHTER BOMBERS IS THE F-35 LIGHTNING II

According to a German Air Force official, the Lightning II can satisfy most of Germany’s requirements and offer other benefits… Read More

7 years ago