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TORNADO THE MULTINATIONAL SWING-WING FIGHTER BOMBE Delai:3 semaines AIN102

TORNADO

The multinational swing-wing fighter & bomber

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2015, 98 pages, format 21 x 29, 120 photos couleur, texte en anglais.

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TORNADO THE MULTINATIONAL SWING-WING FIGHTER BOMBE

Numéro spécial du magazine anglais Aviation News.

 

SOMMAIRE :

 

GENESIS & DEVELOPMENT OF THE PANAVIA TORNADO

Jon Lake details the early days of the Tornado programme and looks at how the various prototypes were used to test different elements of the aircraft.

 

TRI-NATIONAL TORNADO TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT

The three partner nations on the Tornado programme established a joint training unit at RAF Cottesmore that lasted almost 20 years. A former station commander and an instructor describe its inner workings to Dino Carrara.

 

RAF GERMANY – COLD WAR OPS

Dino Carrara talks to Wing Commander Grant McLeod (Ret), who was Offi cer Commanding 17 Squadron during the transition to the Tornado GR1, about Cold War operations with the type by RAF Germany.

 

STORM FORCE – RAF TORNADO COMBAT OPERATIONS

For 25 years RAF Tornados have been almost continuously deployed and involved in operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan. Tim Ripley looks back over the Tornados’ combat missions.

 

STORM SHADOW MISSIONS

Mark Ayton, Editor of AIR International, got the inside story on the Tornado GR4s’ long-range missions to strike targets in Libya using Storm Shadow missiles.

 

DEFENDER OF THE REALM

The Tornado F3 was designed to counter the threat from long-range Soviet bombers during the Cold War. James Ronayne charts the development of the Tornado F3 in RAF service.

 

TORNADO TRAINING

The RAF sends its future Tornado aircrew to XV (Reserve) Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray to convert to the swingwing bomber. We provide an insight into the work of this operational conversion unit.

 

BALTIC EAGLES

The German Navy established two wings of Tornados during the Cold War whose main area of operation was the Baltic Sea. Doug Gordon explains the varied roles undertaken by these Tornados that were stationed at Jagel and Eggebek air bases.

 

LUFTWAFFE’S LOYAL SERVANT

Dr Andreas Zeitler details the Tornado in Luftwaffe service.

 

STILL GOING STRONG

Aviation News Assistant Editor James Ronayne travelled to Büchel Air Base to learn about the role played by the Tornados of Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 33.

 

SPECIAL SCHEMES

A selection of special schemes that have been worn by Tornados over the years to mark a wide range of significant anniversaries and achievements.

 

TORNADO IDS AND ECR IN ITALIAN SERVICE

Riccardo Niccoli examines the career of the ground-attack Tornado in the Italian Air Force.

 

STOP-GAP FIGHTER

The Italian Air Force leased Tornado F3s from the Royal Air Force to cover for the delay of the Eurofighter Typhoon entering service.

 

ITALIAN MISSIONS

Italian Air Force Tornados have been involved in numerous operations, Riccardo Niccoli looks back at the times they have been in harm’s way.

 

DESERT TORNADOS

Saudi Arabia was the only country outside Europe to buy the Tornado. Jon Lake reviews the service careers of the IDS and ADV variants in the desert kingdom.

 

VERSATILE BOMBER

The Tornado IDS entered service with the Royal Air Force as the GR1 and GR1A and received a mid-life update to become the GR4 and GR4A. The UK has continued to upgrade its Tornado bombers to improve their capabilities. Dino Carrara charts their development.

 

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