The Panavia Tornado was the culmination of a long series of stillborn aircraft projects. Ultimately the MRCA (Multi-Role Combat Aircraft) as the project was initially known, developed into two distinct aircraft projects; the Interdictor and the Air-Defense Variant (ADV). Some 670 Tornados were built for Britain, Italy and Germany. Additional ADV variants were build for the Saudi's.
Tornado taking off. Binbrook '89
German Tornados being tested in storage at Davis Monthan, Aug '98
RAF Tornado donated to the USAF Museum, Dayton OH. Aircraft served in Desert Storm. (Oct 2004)
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