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TORNADO F.2 ZA267

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Weazel69
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TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by Weazel69 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:01 am

For those of you that are interested I have been advised that Tornado F.2 ZA267 Formally GIA - GIA.9284M and currently in a RES is to be retained at Marham as a Fire Section Trainer
forewarned is forearmed

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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by slogen51 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:18 am

Cheers

I hope they have to drag it outside occasionally

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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by TombsRIP » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:45 pm

A.02 R.I.P......you could get into semantics and say it was never a fully production standard jet so not a "F Mk2" per se. 2nd prototype if I remember.

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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by PercyPotter » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:33 pm

You are all right and you are all wrong :P
I don't think there is any official designation for this aircraft as tombsRIP eluded; it never entered into RAF service.
At Marham it is designated as an F2 1/2....make of that what you wish....but hopefully this won't turn into a Facebook bun fight :whistle:

It's still a rare frame for several spotters and it's fate will be of interest to all.

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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by Weazel69 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:37 am

the Mach III publication/Ian Carroll has this as an F.2/*twin stick - A02/018/AB001, and when I 1st logged this A/c - 27.06.1981 - RAF Greenham Common/IAT-81 it was unmarked, which now says to me it must have been one of the three BAe Trials/Development A/c along with ZA254 & ZA283 which I have logged as BAe/A&AEE
forewarned is forearmed

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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by PercyPotter » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:53 am

It’s now parked outside in one of the drive through fuel barns.

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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by TombsRIP » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:57 am

its not a F.2 but as clarified in one of the posts it was the second ADV prototype hence company designation A.02. I remember it still flying at Warton in early 80s. ZA283/A03 was the dedicated Foxhunter "blue circle" radar trials jet; ZA254/A.01 the primary handling/envelope expansion jet. I think A.02 was engines/general systems/armaments testing. Apologies if deemed to have thrown a bun. Cheers

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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by slogen51 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:51 am

Finally laid eyes on ZA267

It is in the right hand of the three linked flow through hangars as viewed from the eastern end of 24 ( the usual parking spot in the entrance to the field)

It is tail on but can be clearly seen. Couldn't read it off but have been assured it is ZA267

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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by Weazel69 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:16 am

Well Done. AT LAST.!!!
forewarned is forearmed

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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by tm74sqn » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:58 pm

Rumour is that ZA267 departed RAF Marham by road during the last week or two, and may have gone via RAF Shawbury and/or RAF Syerston to a museum. Additional info and comments welcome!
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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by EGVP » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:00 pm

It's at Syerston

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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by Lossie » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:55 pm

Is that it's new home or just passing through? Why has it gone there/for what purpose?

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Re: TORNADO F.2 ZA267

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:03 pm

Techno college to be at Syerston

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