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Old 08-12-2019, 07:30 AM   #41
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Never installed/cleared/used in service.
Really? I really thought they were. Interesting.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:01 AM   #42
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Nope, disabled fairly early on.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:13 AM   #43
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I see, thanks for clarifying!
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:14 PM   #44
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Some lovely colour schemes on the German Tornados

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Old 10-03-2019, 09:26 PM   #45
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Our (small) local air museum has the cockpit of an F3 and the tail from some variant of the tornado, that fin is huge!

IDS all the way. Nothing like doing 500kts at 40' over the desert. IIRC in Tornado Down it's mentioned that there were a few controlled flights into terrain, the trust the navigator had to have had in the pilot.
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Our (small) local air museum has the cockpit of an F3 and the tail from some variant of the tornado, that fin is huge!

IDS all the way. Nothing like doing 500kts at 40' over the desert. IIRC in Tornado Down it's mentioned that there were a few controlled flights into terrain, the trust the navigator had to have had in the pilot.
That was actually a very common, yet tragic occurance in the 80s, where they trained NOE flying extensively day and night. It's pretty much the most dangerous type of flying you could do, even in a Tornado that was dedicated to this kind of flying. Some brave men they were!
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:12 PM   #47
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That was actually a very common, yet tragic, occurance in the 80s, where they trained NOE flying extensively day and night. It's pretty much the most dangerous type of flying you could do, even in a Tornado that was dedicated to this kind of flying. Some brave men they were!
Yeah when you are driving along the glens in Scotland and a Tornado flashes past you and you have to look down to see it. But then again they have to look down on the Buccaneer they just passed, it's about the only thing that flew lower than a Tornado.

Or they are having to climb to get over car and then rock their wings as they pass you. It had it's moments living in a low flying zone.
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Yeah when you are driving along the glens in Scotland and a Tornado flashes past you and you have to look down to see it. But then again they have to look down on the Buccaneer they just passed, it's about the only thing that flew lower than a Tornado.

Or they are having to climb to get over car and then rock their wings as they pass you. It had it's moments living in a low flying zone.
Tornado passing a Bucc down low? laff

Have been buzzed at low level by just about every western cold war strike aircraft ( and a few more ) given the low fly area I grew up in, you'd expect 8+ Tornado flights a day plus innumerable Hawks. Got their money's worth out of airframes back then for sure.

I'm torn between wanting a strike Tornado or a Bucc ( first... ideally both but priorities ). The Bucc would be a very nice cold war carrier strike aircraft...
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:50 PM   #49
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About that automatic wing sweep...

At least in the IDS version the connection from the wing sweep lever in the cockpit to the hydraulic control unit (HLWSCU) is purely mechanical. Just pushrods. Fitting some kind of automation device (with the required connections to the air data system) would be quite a challenge. The system was designed in the 60ies and it is as fascinating as it is outdated.

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Old 08-23-2020, 03:34 AM   #50
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You forgot the Tornado ECR on your list!

My wish would be the Tornado IDS ASSTA 3.1 that is currently in use with the German air Force (although that one is probably way to modern to be a realistic option for DCS)



I searched for some documentation on the IDS Variants. These MFDs/Screens seen in those Pictures came with ASSTA 2 already. Regarding classification I see chances for ASSTA 2 in DCS.

In regards of the british variants I go with GR.4. Based on Infos from the Web the GR.1 variant had no FLIR, LASER, GPSWR and no night time operation capabilities. So it is GR.4 for me. And GR.4 is a 1998 Modernisation. So it should be possible to get it into DCS. Since the Tornado is retired in the UK the chance to get former classified documentation and information should be higher.

I am not sure how accurate those informations on the web are. Maybe some experts and some active or former tornado pilots can shed some light on those variants and its differences.
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