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Panavia Tornado GR1

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The aircraft was first flown in 1980 and served the first part of its life at the Tornado training establishment at RAF Cottesmore in Rutland.
The jet was retired to a ground instructional role where it served as the RAF Lossiemouth weapons load trainer. It last flew in 2001.
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Panavia Tornado GR1

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27th December 2017
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United Kingdom - Royal Air Force

Aircraft Data

The 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.

Summary data for Panavia Tornado -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United Kingdom; Germany; Italy19749923002n/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.


Dimensions for Panavia Tornado -
Length54 ft. 10 in.
Wing Span28 ft. 2 in. - 45 ft. 6 in. (at 67 wing sweep)
Height19 ft. 6 in.
Empty Weight31,620 lbs.
Max Weight61,700 lbs.


Performance of Panavia Tornado -
Max Speed1,511 mph
Cruise Speed1,000 mph
Ceiling50,000 ft.
Normal Range870mi. (typical combat mission)
Max Range2,417mi. (with 4 external drop tanks)

Updated 9th February 2009

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