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Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

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Motley
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Motley » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:18 pm

twamoran wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Motley wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:25 pm
ZD849/110 has arrived at Cosford today, was being unloaded as i left work earlier
DSAE?
Yeahh, one more for training, heard theres another coming soon too

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by DavidT » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:16 pm

Marham Ops Wed 10 October 2018

Fang 1 ZA543/036
Fang 2 ZD716/084
Fang 3 ZA607/(070) EB-X
Fang 4 ZA597/063
All airborne btwn 1120-1126 LT
Returned at 1340 LT.

No further GR4 movements through to 1600 LT when I departed.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by twamoran » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:57 am

Motley wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:18 pm
twamoran wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Motley wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:25 pm
ZD849/110 has arrived at Cosford today, was being unloaded as i left work earlier
DSAE?
Yeahh, one more for training, heard theres another coming soon too
Cool, thanks. At least it guarantees their survival for some time to come, I guess. Would be nice to see one next door in the museum.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by alhenderson » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:46 am

Copied from my thread on the heads up section. Marham Ops Tue 9th October.

Marham 35 (ZA543)/036 1156L - 1250L with 100 sqn Hawk XX330/CR "Pirate 22"
Voodoo 1 & 2 (ZD716)/084, (ZA607)/EB-X airborne 1516L both back on ground by 1700L following a good number of circuits

Al.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Motley » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:59 pm

ZA585/054 arrived at Cosford this afternoon

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by DavidT » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:47 pm

That's good to know. Try and make enough space for another half dozen or so...

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:50 am

Monday 15th October 2018

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA597/063
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG752/129

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA597/063
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG752/129
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA601/066
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA554/046
Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036

Thursday 18th October 2018

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA601/066
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA607/070 - EB-X
Voodoo 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036

Friday 19th October 2018

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Reptile 1 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:45 pm

ZA601/066 up today as Fang 1 and ZA554/046 as Fang 2.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by James Cutting » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:13 am

I see that ZA601/066 is up at the moment as 'FANG01' unaware of times or anything, hope this helps.
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by reds1966 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:51 pm

Motley wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:59 pm
ZA585/054 arrived at Cosford this afternoon
A "new" grey GR1 appeared outside on October 9th, presumably to make space for the GR4s. By the 11th I could read the XV Squadron mark from the train but the top section of the tail was missing. I went had a look today from the car park near Cosford Station and off the platform and the section of tail showing TTV has been fitted and ZA357 was readable off the side. It joins other GR1s ZA320 (camo) and ZA323 (grey) (both of which have no tail section or squadron marks that I could see) and are parked in the area next to the Red Car Park. Sadly the GR4s must be tucked away in the big hangar near the car park as some Tonkas were visible through the windows.

Cheers,
Martin

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Motley » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:23 am

reds1966 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Motley wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:59 pm
ZA585/054 arrived at Cosford this afternoon
A "new" grey GR1 appeared outside on October 9th, presumably to make space for the GR4s. By the 11th I could read the XV Squadron mark from the train but the top section of the tail was missing. I went had a look today from the car park near Cosford Station and off the platform and the section of tail showing TTV has been fitted and ZA357 was readable off the side. It joins other GR1s ZA320 (camo) and ZA323 (grey) (both of which have no tail section or squadron marks that I could see) and are parked in the area next to the Red Car Park. Sadly the GR4s must be tucked away in the big hangar near the car park as some Tonkas were visible through the windows.

Cheers,
Martin
The 3 Gr1s were pulled out of that hangar, the Avionics hangar and have been replaced with the 2 new Gr4s. As soon as the tails and tailerons were on the GR4s were taken straight into the hangar

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:20 am

Monday 22nd October 2018

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA607/070 EB-X
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA554/046 - RAF100 Sticker
Primus 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA554/046 - RAF100 Sticker
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA554/046 - RAF100 Sticker

Thursday 25th October 2018

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA554/046 - RAF100 Sticker
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA612/074

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:24 pm

A post on another aviation forum noted a sighting of a Tornado fuselage yesterday ZD7*2, on a low loader near Cambridge. ZD792 perhaps.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:34 am

Monday 29th October 2018

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA554/046
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084

Tuesday 30th October 2018


Nil


Wednesday 31st October 2018

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA554/046
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA543/036

Thursday 1st November 2018

Nil

Friday 2nd November 2018

Nil

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Jason36 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:32 pm

How is the Tornado fleet looking at the moment, is there still 21 flying, when is the cut off date for them to go out of service. Only reason I ask is I have been away from the UK for 10 years and coming back next August.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:33 am

Page one of this thread has an up to date list of those still flying. They will all be gone by April 2019 according to the OSD

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by one nil » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:37 pm

Does anyone know the how many two stickers are left in service, along with their serial numbers and if any are carrying special markings.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Gary » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:39 pm

GR4T's 
ZA612 / 074
ZG752 / 129
ZG771 /133 
RAF Tornados left in service = 19 :( 106 ish days left in service
GR4 =16, GR4(T) =3

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by twamoran » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:41 pm

one nil wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Does anyone know the how many two stickers are left in service, along with their serial numbers and if any are carrying special markings.
ZG752 - RAF 100 markings
ZG771 - Marham centenary marks (black spine, fin and radome).

ZA612 - standard grey scheme.

From what I can tell ZG752 and ZG771 are practically hangar queens at this point. 771 pops out occasionally and 752 hasn’t been seen for a few months, at least not by those of us outside the fence!! :-)

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:46 pm

ZG752 last flew on 16th October according to reports

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