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Mystery Tornado-help required

Got a hole in an old log? Empty lines in your notebook? Request that missing serial here, hopefully someone can help. Requests over 6 months old only please.
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jpickers56
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Mystery Tornado-help required

Post by jpickers56 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:50 pm

Have this print I scanned and cannot recognise the venue or when it was taken. Definite code of 36-12 which I have as either MM7231 or could be MM7210. Think it was taken late 90's early 2000's and have scoured my log books to no avail. Could anyone come up with a solution ? Looks to be a Turkish F4 behind as a clue.

ImageMM7231/36-12 by John Pickering, on Flickr

twinstar
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Re: Mystery Tornado-help required

Post by twinstar » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:32 pm

This is ZE340 which was on strength with 56(R) Sqn, It was painted in Italian marks when training the Italian crews and used for press photos etc. I know it did several shows in this guise including a RIAT but I cant remember which year. The real Italian Tornado's carried the MM serial on the fin.

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Re: Mystery Tornado-help required

Post by Focal_Plane » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:49 pm

jpickers56 wrote:Have this print I scanned and cannot recognise the venue or when it was taken. Definite code of 36-12 which I have as either MM7231 or could be MM7210. Think it was taken late 90's early 2000's and have scoured my log books to no avail. Could anyone come up with a solution ? Looks to be a Turkish F4 behind as a clue.

ImageMM7231/36-12 by John Pickering, on Flickr
That background looks like Mildenhall to me and sure enough Scramble has her listed for Airfete 96 along with a Turkish F-4.

http://www.scramble.nl/?option=com_show ... GB&id=2049

Regards,

John
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ZappaFan
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Re: Mystery Tornado-help required

Post by ZappaFan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:59 pm

The Turkish F-4E in static was 77-0278/1-278, and on the right I think that's VC-10 K.4 ZD230/K.

Cheers, ZF.

jpickers56
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Re: Mystery Tornado-help required

Post by jpickers56 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:13 pm

Thanks all for your replies, yes have now found ZE340 in my log book for Air Fete 96, was looking for an Italian serial hence the mystery. Knew I could rely on you.

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