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RAF Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA453 of Marham Wing on a low level sortie in the NWMTA.
Aircraft DataThe Tornado was manufactured by Panavia, a consortium of BAE Systems, EADS and Alenia and is operated by the Royal Air Force, German Air Force, Italian Air Force and Royal Saudi Air Force
Tornado GR 1 strike aircraft for close air support; counter air attack. GR 1A tactical reconnaissance aircraft. GR 1B long-range maritime attack aircraft and Tornado F3 long-range air defence fighter. The GR 4 is a mid-life update of the GR 1.
|Country of origin||First flight||No. built||No. in service||Crew||Passengers|
|United Kingdom; Germany; Italy||1974||992||300||2||n/a|
2 x Turbo-Union RB.199 (9100 - 16400 lbf) turbofan engines.
Fitted with two 25mm cannons. Hardpoints: Four fuselage pylons and four swivelling under-wing pylons with a capacity of 19,800 lb for a wide variety of weapons, fuel and EM Pods.
|Length||54 ft. 10 in.|
|Wing Span||28 ft. 2 in. - 45 ft. 6 in. (at 67 wing sweep)|
|Height||19 ft. 6 in.|
|Empty Weight||31,620 lbs.|
|Max Weight||61,700 lbs.|
|Max Speed||1,511 mph|
|Cruise Speed||1,000 mph|
|Normal Range||870mi. (typical combat mission)|
|Max Range||2,417mi. (with 4 external drop tanks)|
Updated 9th February 2009Show using: Metric | Imperial
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