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Tornado GR4 Fleet

Postby StevenNFFC » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:31 pm

Hi all,

Last Updated on 08-12-17 @ 15:30
From what we have so far on the GR4 fleet list, here is what I believe to still be flying

Serviceable Airframes:

ZA449/020 - Last Noted 02-08-17 landing at Marham as "Ascot 9803" first noted since Nov 16
ZA459/025 - Last Noted 07-12-17 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham
ZA462/027 - Last Noted 24-08-17 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham
ZA463/028 - Last Noted 07-12-17 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham
ZA472/031 - Last Noted 22-11-17 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham
ZA542/035 - Last Noted 28-11-17 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham
ZA543/036 - Last Noted 23-10-17 with 31 Sqn at Marham
ZA546/038 - Last Noted 04-07-17 as "Ascot 9711" - outbound
ZA553/045 - Last Noted 07-12-17 with 31 Sqn at Marham
ZA554/046 - Last Noted 07-12-17 as "RAFAIR 7082" - inbound
ZA556/047 - Last Noted 31-10-17 departing to Akrotiri
ZA560/050 - Last Noted 23-11-17 - coded EB-Q - With 31 Sqn at Marham
ZA585/054 - Last Noted 15-08-17 as "Ascot 9513" departing to Akrotiri
ZA587/055 - Last Noted 17-06-17 at Marham
ZA588/056 - Last Noted 06-12-17 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham
ZA591/058 - Last Noted 15-11-17 as "Ascot 9675" inbound - First noted since December 2016
ZA601/066 - Last Noted 14-11-17 as "Ascot 9671" outbound
ZA607/070 - Last Noted 16-11-17 - coded EB-X departing to Marham
ZA612/074 - Last Noted 05-12-17 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham
ZA614/076 - Last Noted 29-08-17 with 12(B) Sqn at Marham
ZD711/079 - Last Noted 06-11-17 with Marham CMU
ZD713/081 - Last Noted 07-12-17 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham
ZD716/084 - Last Noted 06-09-17 with IX(B) Sqn - OUTBOUND as RAFAIR
ZD741/089 - Last Noted 06-12-17 at Marham - currently XV Squadron Disbandment Scheme
ZD744/092 - Last Noted 15-11-17 with 31 Sqn at Marham
ZD792/100 - Last Noted 01-08-17 departing RAF Marham as "Ascot 9801"
ZD848/109 - Last Noted 05-07-17 with 12(B) Sqn at Marham
ZD849/110 - Last Noted 06-12-17 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham
ZG707/119 - Last Noted 08-09-17 with 12(B) Sqn departing to Deci AB, Italy as "RAFAIR 7096"
ZG752/129 - Last Noted 23-11-17 as Tarnish 21 with Marham CMU
ZG771/133 - Last Noted 13-11-17 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham - Currently RAF Marham 100th Anniversary Special Tail
ZG775/134 - Last Noted 05-12-17 with IX(B) Sqn at Marham

Jets not noted in 6+ Months:

ZA447/019 - Last Noted 30-05-17 with 31 Sqn at Marham
ZA473/032 - Last Noted 22-05-17 as "RAFAIR 7089" to Exercise Arctic Challenge with 12(B) Sqn
ZA597/063 - Last Noted 11-04-17 with 12(B) Sqn at Marham
ZA611/073 - Last Noted 28-03-17 as "Ascot 9533"
ZA613/075 - Last Noted 30-03-17 as "Ascot 9543" landing at Marham
ZG791/137 - Last Noted 17-01-17 landing at Marham

Jets not noted in the last 12+ Months:

ZA469/029 - Last Noted 17-10-16 with Marham CMU

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 (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)
ZA452/021 - On Display at Midlands Air Museum
ZA453/022 - RTP Leeming 15-06-17
ZA456/023 - RTP Leeming 10-09-15 - Scrapped - (IX(B) Sqn 100th Anniversary Special Tail)
ZA458/024 - RTP Leeming 27-04-17
ZA461/026 - RTP Leeming 10-09-15 - Scrapped - (XV Sqn 100th Anniversary Special Tail)
ZA470/030 - RTP Leeming 24-01-13 - Scrapped
ZA492/033 - RTP Leeming 19-05-15 - Scrapped - (617 Sqn 70th Anniversary Special Tail)
ZA541/034 - RTP Leeming 14-06-16 as "Lossie 08"
ZA544/037 - RTP Leeming ??-07-12
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
ZA550/042 - RTP Leeming 30-10-17
ZA551/043 - RTP Leeming 29-10-15 - Scrapped
ZA552/044 - RTP Leeming 28-05-12 - Scrapped
ZA557/048 - RTP Leeming 10-03-16 - Scrapped
ZA559/049 - RTP Leeming 30-08-17
ZA562/051 - RTP Leeming 01-12-15 - Scrapped
ZA563/052 - RTP Leeming 04-09-12 - Scrapped
ZA564/053 - RTP Leeming 04-04-14 - Scrapped
ZA589/057 - RTP Leeming 07-09-15 - Scrapped
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
ZA606/069 - RTP Leeming 26-11-14 - Scrapped
ZA608/071 - RTP Leeming 10-10-12 - Scrapped
ZA609/072 - RTP Leeming 02-02-16 - Scrapped
ZD707/077 - RTP Leeming 21-04-15 - Scrapped
ZD709/078 - RTP Leeming ??-02-17 - Scrapped - by road
ZD712/080 - RTP Leeming 10-06-14 - Scrapped
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
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
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
ZD850/111 - RTP Leeming 25-09-12 - Scrapped
ZD851/112 - RTP Leeming 28-11-16 - Scrapped
ZD890/113 - RTP Leeming 11-05-17
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
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
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: 39
RTP: 96
W/O: 6

I hope this list is correct. I will update as often as possible. I'd like to thank ALL of the contributors that have helped put this list together - I had listed you all on here but the list is getting almost as long as the GR4 list itself! Thanks for looking and I hope that it helped you.

Steven.
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

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

ZA601 noted BAE Warton 8-10-13
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Postby 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

Postby StevenNFFC » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:46 pm

Many thanks - list updated.
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Postby 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

Postby 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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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Postby 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

Postby 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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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Postby 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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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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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