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Tornado - German Air Force - German Air Force
 

The Tornado is a two-seat multi-role combat aircraft which was developed and manufactured by the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany and introduced into the German Air Force and Navy from 1981 onwards.

Developed and built by Panavia, a tri-national consortium consisting of British Aerospace (previously British Aircraft Corporation), MBB of West Germany, and Alenia Aeronautica of Italy, the Tornado first flew on August 14, 1974, and saw action with the RAF and AMI (Italian Air Force) in the Gulf War. International co-operation continued after its entry into service within the Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment, a tri-nation training and evaluation unit operating from RAF Cottesmore, England. Including all variants, 992 aircraft were built for the three partner nations and Saudi Arabia. With a total of 290 ordered, Germany was the biggest operator of the type.

The German Air Force operates the Tornado in three roles:

  • The basic version of the Tornado (Interdiction and Strike, or IDS) is employed as a fighter bomber for the engagement of various targets.

  • The Electronic Combat and Reconnaissance, or ECR, version was developed to meet a requirement of the German Air Force. The Tornado ECR is used for the location, identification and, if required, engagement of radar systems. The Emitter Location System, or ELS, can detect the direction of a radar signal and the radar type. The radar equipment is identified by means of a data base.

  • The Tornado IDS also forms the baseline for the reconnaissance version of this aircraft. The reconnaissance sensors are carried in a pod, the so-called recce pod, under the aircraft fuselage. Currently, the German Air Force is equipped with 33 of these recce pods.

Currently three Geschwaders are equipped with Tornados; AG 51 operates the Tornado IDS in the reconnaissance role, JBG 33 operates the Tornado IDS as Fighter/Bomber and JBG 32 who operates the Tornados ECR, optimized for the location and engagement of radar systems.

Within the scope of the transformation of the Bundeswehr, the German Air Force also took over the task of anti surface air operations from the German Navy in 2005. As a result, all German Navy Tornados were transferred to the German Air Force. The overall flight hours performed by all Tornado aircraft add up to approximately 1.030.000.

Tornado IDS - 45+92 - Jagdbombergeschwader 31 - German Air Force
 

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Tornado IDS - 44+83 - Jagdbombergeschwader 33 - German Air Force 44+83  

Tornado IDS - 44+85 - Jagdbombergeschwader 33 - German Air Force 44+85   Tornado IDS - 44+85 - Jagdbombergeschwader 33 - German Air Force 44+85  

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Tornado IDS - 45+10 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 45+10   Tornado IDS - 45+10 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 45+10  

Tornado IDS(T) - 45+12 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 45+12   Tornado IDS(T) - 45+12 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 45+12  

Tornado IDS - 45+20 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+20  

Tornado IDS - 45+22 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+22   Tornado IDS - 45+22 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+22   Tornado IDS - 45+22 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+22   Tornado IDS - 45+22 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+22

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Tornado IDS - 45+37 (w/o 23-03-2009) - Jagdbombergeschwader 33 - German Air Force 45+37 (w/o 23-03-2009)  

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Tornado IDS - 45+40 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+40  

Tornado IDS - 45+43 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+43  

Tornado IDS - 45+44 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 45+44  

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Tornado IDS - 45+65 - Jagdbombergeschwader 31 - German Air Force 45+65   Tornado IDS - 45+65 - Jagdbombergeschwader 31 - German Air Force 45+65  

Tornado IDS - 45+66 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+66   Tornado IDS - 45+66 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+66  

Tornado IDS - 45+69 - Jagdbombergeschwader 33 - German Air Force 45+69  

Tornado - 45+77 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+77   Tornado - 45+77 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+77   Tornado - 45+77 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+77   Tornado - 45+77 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+77

Tornado IDS - 45+79 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 45+79   Tornado IDS - 45+79 - Jagdbombergeschwader 31 - German Air Force 45+79  

Tornado IDS - 45+82 - Jagdbombergeschwader 31 - German Air Force 45+82  

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Tornado IDS - 45+88 - Jagdbombergeschwader 33 - German Air Force 45+88  

Tornado IDS - 45+91 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+91   Tornado IDS - 45+91 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 45+91  

Tornado IDS - 45+92 - Jagdbombergeschwader 31 - German Air Force 45+92   Tornado IDS - 45+92 - Jagdbombergeschwader 31 - German Air Force 45+92  

Tornado IDS - 45+94 - Jagdbombergeschwader 33 - German Air Force 45+94  

Tornado IDS - 45+95 - Jagdbombergeschwader 31 - German Air Force 45+95  

Tornado IDS - 45+96 - Jagdbombergeschwader 31 - German Air Force 45+96  

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Tornado IDS - 46+10 - Wehrtechische Dienstelle 61 - German Air Force 46+10  

Tornado IDS - 46+11 - Jagdbombergeschwader 33 - German Air Force 46+11   Tornado IDS - 46+11 - Jagdbombergeschwader 33 - German Air Force 46+11  

Tornado IDS - 46+15 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+15  

Tornado IDS - 46+18 - Jagdbombergeschwader 33 - German Air Force 46+18   Tornado IDS - 46+18 - Jagdbombergeschwader 33 - German Air Force 46+18  

Tornado IDS - 46+20 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+20   Tornado IDS - 46+20 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+20   Tornado IDS - 46+20 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+20  

Tornado IDS - 46+22 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+22  

Tornado ECR - 46+23 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+23  

Tornado ECR - 46+24 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+24   Tornado ECR - 46+24 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+24  

Tornado ECR - 46+26 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+26  

Tornado ECR - 46+27 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+27  

Tornado ECR - 46+28 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+28   Tornado ECR - 46+28 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+28  

Tornado ECR - 46+29 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+29   Tornado ECR - 46+29 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+29   Tornado ECR - 46+29 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+29   Tornado ECR - 46+29 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+29

Tornado ECR - 46+30 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+30   Tornado ECR - 46+30 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+30   Tornado ECR - 46+30 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+30   Tornado ECR - 46+30 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+30

Tornado ECR - 46+31 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+31   Tornado ECR - 46+31 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+31  

Tornado ECR - 46+32 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+32  

Tornado ECR - 46+33 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+33   Tornado - 46+33 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+33   Tornado ECR - 46+33 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+33   Tornado ECR - 46+33 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+33

Tornado ECR - 46+35 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+35  

Tornado ECR - 46+36 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+36   Tornado ECR - 46+36 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+36   Tornado ECR - 46+36 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+36  

Tornado ECR - 46+37 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+37  

Tornado ECR - 46+39 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+39   Tornado ECR - 46+39 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+39  

Tornado ECR - 46+41 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+41  

Tornado - 46+43 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+43   Tornado ECR - 46+43 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+43  

Tornado ECR - 46+44 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+44   Tornado ECR - 46+44 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+44  

Tornado ECR - 46+45 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+45  

Tornado ECR - 46+46 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+46   Tornado ECR - 46+46 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+46  

Tornado - 46+48 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+48   Tornado - 46+48 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+48   Tornado - 46+48 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+48   Tornado - 46+48 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+48

Tornado ECR - 46+49 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+49   Tornado ECR - 46+49 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+49   Tornado ECR - 46+49 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+49   Tornado ECR - 46+49 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+49

Tornado ECR - 46+51 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+51  

Tornado ECR - 46+52 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+52  

Tornado ECR - 46+53 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+53  

Tornado ECR - 46+54 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+54   Tornado ECR - 46+54 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+54   Tornado ECR - 46+54 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+54  

Tornado - 46+57 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+57   Tornado ECR - 46+57 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+57   Tornado ECR - 46+57 - Jagdbombergeschwader 32 - German Air Force 46+57   Tornado - 46+57 - Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 - German Air Force 46+57

Tornado IDS - 98+59 - Wehrtechische Dienstelle 61 - German Air Force 98+59   Tornado IDS(T) - 98+59 - Wehrtechische Dienstelle 61 - German Air Force 98+59  

Tornado ECR - 98+79 - Wehrtechische Dienstelle 61 - German Air Force 98+79   Tornado ECR - 98+79 - Wehrtechische Dienstelle 61 - German Air Force 98+79  

Tornado IDS - Jagdbombergeschwader 31 - German Air Force unknown  
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