Did you know that registration to Fighter Control is completely free and brings you lots of added features? Find out more....

German Navy Tornados

Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic photos in here please.
Post Reply
F3
Posts: 1700
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:06 am
Location: Rotherham

German Navy Tornados

Post by F3 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:36 pm

The German Navy was a significant operator of the IDS Tornado which equipped two Wings, MFG 1 @ Schleswig-Jagel and MFG 2 @ Eggebeck. They transitioned to the type from the F-104G, MFG1 in the early '80s and MFG2 a few years later. At first instantly recognizable by their smart grey and white colour scheme they were later hard to distinguish from their Luftwaffe counterparts when they adopted a low vis all grey scheme in the 90s. Altho' it was almost impossible to see them in their natural environment I came across a long forgotten strip of negs taken from the beach @ Bridlington during a family holiday and as soon as I got them in the scanner recognised one as a distant view of a MFG1 Tornado. Made my day.
ImageTornado IDS 43+71 MFG 1 Lakenheath '88 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageTornado IDS 43+69 MFG1 Air Fete c. '85 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageTornado IDS 43+57 MFG 1 Air Fete c.'86 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageTornado IDS 43 +57 MFG1 Mildenhall c. '85 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageTornado IDS 46+10 Air Fete '92 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageTornado IDS 45+27 MFG1 Finningley '94 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageTornado IDS pair MFG 1 Cottesmore '98 by Michael Britton, on Flickr

ImageTornado IDS German Navy Bridlington (1) by Michael Britton, on Flickr

Rob666
Posts: 254
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:01 pm

Re: German Navy Tornados

Post by Rob666 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:35 pm

Thanks for posting, loved the Grey/White scheme, but must say what a family holiday snap.
Rob

User avatar
paddyboy
Posts: 18314
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:32 pm
Location: Somewhere in Norfolk

Re: German Navy Tornados

Post by paddyboy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:04 am

Hi Mick :P

Look at those grey/white beasties :Wow:

Pity about the background activity in No.3 :whistle:

Thanks for posting :thumbs:

Paddyboy :clap:
XH558, always the first lady in my life
Just remember, please don't tell the wife


Image
GRIM REAPERS SUPPORTER

halky68
Posts: 131
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:55 pm
Location: Bilbrough near York

Re: German Navy Tornados

Post by halky68 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:15 am

Fab set just loved the old grey and white scheme.

jpickers56
Posts: 281
Joined: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:10 pm
Location: Cromer, Norfolk

Re: German Navy Tornados

Post by jpickers56 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:12 am

Always enjoy photo’s of the Tornado and particularly nice to see some in MFG markings , great set thanks for posting.

F3
Posts: 1700
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:06 am
Location: Rotherham

Re: German Navy Tornados

Post by F3 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:57 am

paddyboy wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:04 am
Hi Mick :P

Look at those grey/white beasties :Wow:

Pity about the background activity in No.3 :whistle:

Thanks for posting :thumbs:

Paddyboy :clap:
And to think I chose that one just for you Patrick, as a little bird told me you were a big Grasshoppers fan!

User avatar
Thunderbolt II
Posts: 671
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:40 am

Re: German Navy Tornados

Post by Thunderbolt II » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:10 pm

Really like the Bridlington shot for some reason, very evocative of a much missed era of interesting low level fast jets!

F3
Posts: 1700
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:06 am
Location: Rotherham

Re: German Navy Tornados

Post by F3 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:28 pm

Thunderbolt II wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Really like the Bridlington shot for some reason, very evocative of a much missed era of interesting low level fast jets!
Thanks very much. I was really chuffed to find that strip of negs and then discovering it was German Navy instead of RAF like another on the strip was a real bonus.

User avatar
Blue Diamond
Posts: 1790
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:06 am

Re: German Navy Tornados

Post by Blue Diamond » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:57 pm

Always likes the grey/white Kriegsmarine scheme. I think the Bridlington shot is a cut above the normal holiday snap.
Fighting 92 - The King Cobras
http://www.92squadron.org.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.92squadron.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Post Reply

Return to “Warbirds, Replicas and Nostalgic Photography”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests