Tornado

RAF Tornado Navigator recalls when his Tonka was stenciled with an F-117 zap after it made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB, home of the then top-secret Nighthawk

RAF Tornado Navigator recalls when his Tonka was stenciled with an F-117 zap after it made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB, home of the then top-secret Nighthawk

I said to a guard, “I suppose you have to wait until the surveillance satellites are clear before you fly… Read More

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Air Defender 23, NATO’s Biggest Air Exercise Ever, Kicks Off Led by German Air Force

In coordinated combined operations, the Allied air forces demonstrate they are capable of defending NATO territory with swift decisive action.… Read More

9 months ago

Beautiful video shows Italian Tornado IDS attack aircraft and Saudi F-15SA fighter bombers flying low in Greece during Exercise Iniochos 23

‘When I thought I'd never see another Tornado low level again the Italians had other ideas, they planted them low,… Read More

10 months ago

In a Blow for Boeing, Germany drops the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G and Buys 35 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Stealth Fighters and 15 Eurofighter Jets equipped for Electronic Warfare

Announcing a first big defence deal since Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged a 100-billion-euro upgrade to the military in response to… Read More

2 years ago

Super Hornet has an Edge over Eurofighter in Germany’s Competition to Replace the Tornado

In January 2019, Germany defense officials eliminated the F-35 from the competition because picking an American plane would weaken the… Read More

4 years ago

The Libyan Scud Attack on Lampedusa and the Italian Retaliation against Gaddafi that never was

As one of the final parts of preparation for the Italian retaliation against Libya, a single Italian Air Force RF-104G… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

Germany needs more than 9 billion Euros to fly Tornado till 2030

5.64 billion Euros are required for operations while 1.62 billion Euros are needed to design replacements for obsolete parts and… Read More

5 years ago

Tornado To the Last: Listen to the Powerful piece of music released to celebrate almost 40 Years of Service by RAF Tonka

RAF Museum and the Services Sound and Vision Corporation used archive footage to make the video. Named Tornado: To the… Read More

5 years ago

This RAF Tornado Navigator is the first Tonka crew member to fly 6000 hours in the type

To date Flight Lieutenant Chris Stradling is the only person from the nations who fly the Tornado – UK, Italy,… Read More

5 years ago

Germany drops F-35. Eurofighter or F/A-18 to replace Luftwaffe Tornado fighter bombers

The decision marks a big setback for Lockheed that had hoped to add to recent F-35 sales to other European… Read More

5 years ago

“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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

U.S. STILL HOPES TO SELL ITS FIGHTERS TO GERMANY AS REPLACEMENT FOR LUFTWAFFE TORNADO STRIKE AIRCRAFT

If the Eurofighter is chosen one key issue may be Germany’s need to provide NATO with aircraft capable to carry… Read More

6 years ago

RAF TYPHOON FIGHTERS BREAK THE RECORD FOR THE LONGEST EUROFIGHTER SORTIE FLOWN AGAINST DA’ESH

After scanning the areas around the targets to ensure no civilians were present the Typhoon pair struck the targets with… Read More

6 years ago

BOEING TO PROVIDE CLASSIFIED BRIEFING ON F-15 AND F/A-18E/F FIGHTER BOMBERS TO GERMANY

A classified briefing on F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers will take place in mid-November, following a similar briefing provided by… Read More

6 years ago