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Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:31 pm

Hi all,

Last Updated on 07-12-18 @ 15:30

This list is already available on page one of the main thread but it has come to my attention that many members don't know it is there.

Serviceable Airframes:

ZA449/020 - Last Noted 07-12-18 as "Ascot 9692" returning from Op Shader
ZA553/045 - Last Noted 17-10-18 with 31 Sqn at Marham
ZA554/046 - Last Noted 06-12-18 at Marham - RAF100 Sticker
ZA607/070 - Last Noted 03-12-18 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham
ZA612/074 - Last Noted 04-12-18 at Marham
ZA614/076 - Last Noted 03-12-18 at Marham
ZD716/084 - Last Noted 06-12-18 with 31 Sqn at Marham - Currently 31 Sqn Tornado retirement scheme
ZG752/129 - Last Noted 12-11-18 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham - RAF100 Sticker
ZG771/133 - Last Noted 27-11-18 at Marham - Currently RAF Marham 100th Anniversary Special Tail
ZG775/134 - Last Noted 06-12-18 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham - Currently IX(B) Sqn Tornado retirement scheme

Jets believed to be on Op Shader at RAF Akrotiri as of November 18:

ZA463/028 - Last Noted 15-05-18 departing RAF Marham as "Ascot 9812" to Akrotiri
ZA542/035 - Last Noted 23-07-18 departing RAF Marham as "Ascot 9513" to Akrotiri
ZA587/055 - Last Noted 13-11-18 departing RAF Marham as "Ascot 9513" to Akrotiri
ZA597/063 - Last Noted 04-12-18 departing RAF Marham as "Ascot 9682" to Akrotiri
ZA601/066 - Last Noted 04-12-18 departing RAF Marham as "Ascot 9681" to Akrotiri
ZA613/075 - Last Noted ??-08-18 at Akrotiri
ZD744/092 - Last Noted 20-02-18 departing RAF Marham as "RAFAIR 7084" to Akrotiri
ZD848/109 - Last Noted 29-05-18 departing RAF Marham as "Ascot 9711" to Akrotiri
ZG791/137 - Last Noted 01-07-18 at Akrotiri

Scrapped/RTP Airframes at Leeming

ZA365/001 - RTP Leeming 04-09-13 - Scrapped
ZA367/002 - RTP Leeming ??-07-12 - Scrapped
ZA369/003 - RTP Leeming 29-08-17
ZA370/004 - RTP Leeming 12-12-17
ZA371/005 - RTP Leeming 22-01-14 - Scrapped
ZA372/006 - RTP Leeming 14-12-16 - Scrapped
ZA373/007 - RTP Leeming 23-06-15 - Scrapped
ZA393/008 - RTP Leeming 31-07-15 - Scrapped
ZA395/009 - RTP Leeming 16-04-14 - Scrapped - (12(B) Sqn disbandment scheme)
ZA398/010 - To Manston Fire School 14-01-14 - To CAHC Newquay (II(AC) Sqn 'Shiny Two' Special Tail)
ZA400/011 - RTP Leeming 23-05-16 - Scrapped
ZA401/012 - RTP Leeming 31-01-14 - Scrapped - (30 Years Tornado Special Tail)
ZA402/- - RTP Leeming 10-07-13 - Scrapped
ZA404/013 - RTP Leeming 01-10-13 - Scrapped
ZA405/014 - RTP Leeming 10-02-16 as Marham 63 (12(B) Sqn Centenary Special Tail)
ZA406/015 - RTP Leeming 11-05-17
ZA410/016 - RTP Leeming 06-11-13 (After Malta incident) - Has been transferred to QinetiQ at MoD Boscombe Down
ZA412/017 - RTP Leeming 02-07-15 - Scrapped - (617 Sqn 70th Anniversary Special Tail)
ZA447/019 - WFU at Marham 2017 - To Cosford for G.I March 2018
ZA452/021 - Preserved - On Display at Midlands Air Museum
ZA453/022 - RTP Leeming 15-06-17 - To Hartlepool May 2018 - Scrapped
ZA456/023 - RTP Leeming 10-09-15 - Scrapped - (IX(B) Sqn 100th Anniversary Special Tail)
ZA458/024 - RTP Leeming 27-04-17
ZA459/025 - WFU at Marham January 2018 - Roaded to Cosford for display 03/18
ZA461/026 - RTP Leeming 10-09-15 - Scrapped - (XV Sqn 100th Anniversary Special Tail)
ZA462/027 - RTP Leeming 06-09-17
ZA469/029 - WFU at Marham 2017 - Preserved - On display at IWM Duxford
ZA470/030 - RTP Leeming 24-01-13 - Scrapped
ZA472/031 - WFU at Marham ??-03-18
ZA473/032 - WFU at Marham 30-05-18
ZA492/033 - RTP Leeming 19-05-15 - Scrapped - (617 Sqn 70th Anniversary Special Tail)
ZA541/034 - RTP Leeming 14-06-16 as "Lossie 08" - To QinetiQ at Boscombe Down 2018
ZA543/036 - WFU at Marham 22-11-18 - Last Flight to Leeming for RTP 03-12-18
ZA544/037 - RTP Leeming ??-07-12
ZA546/038 - WFU at Marham July 2018
ZA547/039 - RTP Leeming 14-01-14 - Scrapped - (1,000,000 hours special tail)
ZA548/040 - RTP Leeming 29-06-17 - 31 Squadron Centenary Special Tail
ZA549/041 - RTP Leeming ??-11-11 - To Humberside 30-05-18
ZA550/042 - RTP Leeming 30-10-17
ZA551/043 - RTP Leeming 29-10-15 - Scrapped
ZA552/044 - RTP Leeming 28-05-12 - Scrapped
ZA556/047 - WFU at Marham 15-11-18 after 12 months on ops
ZA557/048 - RTP Leeming 10-03-16 - Scrapped
ZA559/049 - RTP Leeming 30-08-17
ZA560/050 - WFU at Marham - February 2018 - To Wittering for G.I
ZA562/051 - RTP Leeming 01-12-15 - Scrapped
ZA563/052 - RTP Leeming 04-09-12 - Scrapped
ZA564/053 - RTP Leeming 04-04-14 - Scrapped
ZA585/054 - WFU at Marham - 09-08-18 - To Cosford for G.I. Oct 2018
ZA588/056 - WFU at Marham - ??-08-18
ZA589/057 - RTP Leeming 07-09-15 - Scrapped
ZA591/058 - RTP Marham June 2018
ZA592/059 - RTP Leeming 24-02-17 - Scrapped
ZA594/060 - RTP Leeming 03-04-17 - Scrapped
ZA595/061 - RTP Leeming 03-04-14 - Scrapped - Via Road after bird strike CAT5 damage and emergency landing at RAF Leuchars) -
ZA598/064 - RTP Leeming 07-07-15 - Scrapped
ZA600/065 - RTP Leeming 10-04-15 - Scrapped - Coded EB-G - 41(R)TES 95th Anniversary Special Tail -
ZA602/067 - RTP Leeming 02-11-16 - Scrapped - XV Sqn "Freddie" Special Tail
ZA604/068 - RTP Leeming 16-01-15 - To Boscombe Down
ZA606/069 - RTP Leeming 26-11-14 - Scrapped
ZA608/071 - RTP Leeming 10-10-12 - Scrapped
ZA609/072 - RTP Leeming 02-02-16 - Scrapped
ZA611/073 - WFU at Marham 21-02-18
ZD707/077 - RTP Leeming 21-04-15 - Scrapped
ZD709/078 - RTP Leeming ??-02-17 - Scrapped - by road
ZD711/079 - WFU at Marham - late 2017 - To Honington for G.I 2018
ZD712/080 - RTP Leeming 10-06-14 - Scrapped
ZD713/081 - RTP Leeming 14-02-18
ZD714/082 - RTP Leeming ??-12-13 - Scrapped
ZD715/083 - Was WLT at Marham - withdrawn from use June 2016 - Now GI at Cosford
ZD719/085 - RTP Leeming ??-07-14 - Scrapped
ZD720/086 - RTP Leeming 19-02-14 - Scrapped
ZD739/087 - RTP Leeming 13-07-17
ZD740/088 - RTP Leeming 15-10-15 - Scrapped
ZD741/089 - RTP Leeming 25-01-18 - Currently XV Sqn disbandment scheme
ZD742/090 - RTP Leeming 08-03-17 - Scrapped
ZD745/093 - RTP Leeming 08-06-16 - Scrapped
ZD746/094 - RTP Leeming 12-02-13
ZD747/095 - RTP Leeming 09-06-16 - Scrapped
ZD748/096 - RTP Leeming 27-01-16 - Scrapped
ZD749/097 - RTP Leeming 27-08-15 - Scrapped
ZD788/098 - RTP Leeming 10-09-15 - Scrapped - (40th Anniversary Tornado Special Tail) -
ZD790/099 - RTP Leeming 11-05-16 - Scrapped
ZD792/100 - WFU at Marham - 23-08-18
ZD793/101 - WFU - G.I DCAE Cosford
ZD810/102 - RTP Leeming 30-09-13 - Scrapped
ZD811/103 - RTP Leeming 27-02-13 - Scrapped
ZD842/105 - RTP Leeming 22-03-16 - Scrapped
ZD843/106 - RTP Leeming 21-01-16
ZD844/107 - RTP Leeming 29-05-15 - Scrapped
ZD847/108 - RTP Leeming 06-02-13 - Scrapped
ZD849/110 - WFU Marham July 2018 - To Cosford for G.I. Oct 2018
ZD850/111 - RTP Leeming 25-09-12 - Scrapped
ZD851/112 - RTP Leeming 28-11-16 - Scrapped
ZD890/113 - RTP Leeming 11-05-17 - To Hartlepool May 2018 - Scrapped
ZD892/114 - RTP Leeming ??-??-?? - Scrapped
ZD895/115 - RTP Leeming 17-06-14 - Scrapped
ZE116/116 - RTP Leeming 07-11-13 - Scrapped
ZD996/117 - RTP Leeming 09-07-12 - Scrapped
ZG705/118 - RTP Leeming 04-05-17
ZG707/119 - RTP Leeming 19-10-17
ZG709/120 - RTP Leeming ??-12-13 - Scrapped
ZG712/122 - RTP Leeming 19-09-13 - Scrapped
ZG713/123 - RTP Leeming 24-04-13 - Scrapped
ZG714/124 - RTP Leeming 23-11-16 - Scrapped
ZG726/125 - RTP Leeming ??-06-12 - Scrapped
ZG727/126 - RTP Leeming 11-06-14 - Scrapped
ZG729/127 - RTP Leeming 23-11-15 - Scrapped
ZG750/128 - RTP Leeming 28-07-17 - (25th Anniversary of Op Granby Special scheme)
ZG754/130 - RTP Leeming 28-01-14 - Scrapped
ZG756/131 - RTP Leeming 22-01-14 - Scrapped
ZG769/132 - RTP Leeming 31-07-12 - Scrapped
ZG773/- - WFU at Warton 2016 - To RTP Leeming 10-17 - Used as static display aircraft for RAF100 during 2018
ZG777/135 - RTP Leeming 22-11-17
ZG779/136 - RTP Leeming 13-11-17
ZG794/139 - RTP Leeming - Scrapped

Written Off/Crashed Airframes:

ZA446/018 - W/O 23-09-09
ZA596/062 - W/O 26-07-09
ZD743/091 - W/O 03-07-12
ZD812/104 - W/O 03-07-12
ZG711/121 - W/O 24-10-06
ZG792/138 - W/O 27-01-11

Callsigns:

IX(B) Squadron: Fang, Bulkhead, Batman, Tirpitz, Marham
12(B) Squadron: Jackal, Vermin, Rockfist, Wolf, Marham
XV(R) Squadron: Mentor, Stella, Alien, Poker, Axis, Lossie
31 Squadron: Voodoo, Monster, Primus, Marham
41(R)TES: Viking, Apollo, Rebel, Rogue
Marham CMU: Tarnish

Serviceable Airframes: 19
RTP/WFU: 116
W/O: 6

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by hornet 2501 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:28 pm

ZA601 noted BAE Warton 8-10-13
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Post by Reptile 1 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:44 am

Friday 11th October 'Marham 06' delivered ZD713/081 to Lossie and returned back to Marham with ZA370/004.

ZD715/083 is a Weapons load trainer at Marham

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by StevenNFFC » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:46 pm

Many thanks - list updated.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Reptile 1 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:54 pm

Steven forgot to add on the same day 'Marham 41' delivered ZD748/096 to Lossie and returned to Marham with ZG779/136.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Vulcanone » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:46 pm

Just to add to the write offs


ZA491 w/o 22/7/04
ZA599 w/o 17/5/02
ZG710 w/o 23/3/03 Shot down by Patriot missile battery during Operation Iraqi Freedom



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Post by Reptile 1 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:12 pm

ZA588/056 noted 17-10-13 as 'Marham 42' II(AC) Sqn
ZD712/080 noted 17-10-13 as 'Marham 32' 31 Sqn
ZD745/093 noted 17-10-13 as 'Marham 14' IX(B) Sqn
ZD749/097 noted 17-10-13 as 'Marham 82' 31 Sqn
ZD792/100 noted 17-10-13 as 'Marham 69' IX(B) Sqn

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Vulcanone » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:20 pm

Steven and all,

I did a bit of digging around over the weekend and remembered that O89/ZD741 ran off the runway at Lossiemouth on the night of 11.02.11 both crew ejected. I seem to recall it looked ok from the photos after doing a 4x4 trip across the grass.

And for those of you that can't remember.

The numerical coding system was introduced in June 2006, prior to that the fleet had the same style coding system the Typhoon fleet still uses, AA to AZ etc etc and was applied to the 139 survivors of 142 RAF conversions (The three other write offs that I posted last week). The 3 BAE systems GR.4 trials airframes were not included in the coding system.

So there were actually 145 conversions from RAF GR.1/1As, however the pre-production Tornado XZ631 was also used in the trials but I would be interested to know how much of the kit was actually fitted into this airframe?

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by markranger » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:53 pm

124 Flew on the 7 october.
077 came out of BAE and flew yesterday.
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Reptile 1 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:24 pm

Like Mark said ZD707/077 noted on a test flight 23-10-13

ZA612/074 noted flying at Marham 23-10-13

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by rtv » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:53 pm

ZA549 hasn't been scrapped, it's a GIA at TMS, RAF Marham and ZD793 is the weapon load trainer at Lossiemouth.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Gary » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:16 pm

Looks like theres been a jet switch over today (24/10/2013)

Marham 69 went north as ZD707 /077 coming back as ZA395 / 009

IX(B) Sqn getting 009 back.. :thumb:
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Post by markranger » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:10 pm

I saw 118 at Marham flying last Thursday 24th
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Vulcanone » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:33 pm

I saw 012 the 30 years tail doing an overshoot at Waddington this evening.


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Post by markranger » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:32 pm

Vulcanone wrote:I saw 012 the 30 years tail doing an overshoot at Waddington this evening.


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Post by Vulcanone » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:40 pm

Mark,

Its has indeed got II Sqn bars on the nose.

It was getting dark however so not worthy of posting a pic.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:12 pm

Evening all,

031 ZA472 and 056 ZA588 are currently sat at Waddington for the ACPV next week, a glance at a friends copy what I presume is the latest issue of MAR states the ZD996 is no longer at Leeming having joined the majority of the F.3 fleet as ingots

ZD810/102 is also noted as having gone there too, as stated on the demobbed website :(

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by mirage41 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:53 pm

ZA614/076 EB-Z & ZG777/135 EB-Q returned from China Lake on 17 10 13.

ZG777 is active but haven't seen ZA614 since.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Vulcanone » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:18 pm

Both the 41 sqn special tails were active at Coningsby last Thursday and ZG777 was having a wash and brush up.

The other question is, having seen the post in the photos section (Twelve Tornados flying) from someone who saw the 2Sqn special being towed into the ex 25 Sqn HAS site at Leeming last week, is has it and ZE116 gone to RTP or is ZA398 just broken :'(

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by 06L » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:21 pm

This is what I have for the last whereabouts of these GR.4's:

ZA369/003 still in CMU? since November 2012.
ZA372/006 still in CMU? since October 2012.
ZA405/014 still in CMU? since January 2013
ZA554/046 still overseas? since March 2013.
ZA556/047 still in CMU? since December 2012.
ZA560/050 at Marham March 2013.
ZA589/057 still in CMU? since July 2013.
ZA591/058 still overseas? since March 2013.
ZA597/063 at Lossie March 2013.
ZA611/073 was with 617 SQN in April 2013.
ZD741/089 still in CMU? flown into Marham from Lossie May 2012.
ZD744/092 was with XV SQN August 2013.
ZD890/113 still overseas? since March 2013.
ZG729/127 at Marham March 2013, possibly then went overseas?
ZG750/128 still in CMU? since March 2013.
ZG754/130 still in CMU? since April 2013.

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