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Panavia Tornado GR.1B (ZA465) at Duxford - Click for Full Image

Panavia Tornado GR.1B (ZA465) arrived at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford in October 2001. This aircraft served with 16, 17 , 617 and 12 Squadrons during it's operational career with the RAF. It first flew for the RAF in August 1983 and served in Germany until the Gulf War in 1991. It undertook 44 missions over Iraqi territory during the Gulf War.

 

(Picture August 2002)


 

Panavia Tornado PO2 prototype (XX946) at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford - Click for Full Image

Panavia Tornado PO2 prototype (XX946) at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford. This aircraft was the first of five British prototype Tornados. First flown in October 1974 at Warton, this aircraft was used extensively in the development of the Tornado. It finally completed it's test flying in 1986 and was subsequently used as a weapons-loading procedure trainer at RAF Honington. Prior, to it's arrival at Cosford in 2003 it was on show at Hendon.

 

(Picture June 2003)

 

 


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