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Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by DavidT » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:05 am

1350 dep
Voodoo 1 ZG775
Voodoo 2 ZA560

1423 dep
Primus 1 ZA472
Primus 2 ZD849

First 3 from Hot Pits, ZD849 from HAS.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Blackcat1 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:10 am

Thanks very much
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Blackcat1 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:59 pm

Thursday 18th January 2018

Marham ## showed as ZG775
Monster 1 [31 Sqdn] showed as ZA472
Monster 2 [31 Sqdn] showed as ZA554
Marham ## showed as ZA542
Marham ## shows as ZD713
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Integrale1 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:52 am

Quick update on ZA459.

It will return to Marham, however it is due to be taken out of active service and prepped for display, not scrapped.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet

Post by Blackcat1 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:56 am

Good news
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Integrale1 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:26 pm

ZD741 - 089 went to RTP today

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by grimly aviation pics » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:21 am

Integrale1 wrote:ZD741 - 089 went to RTP today
Did it ? Havnt seen it logged anywhere no one saw it yesterday ? Or has it been scrapped at Marham
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:48 am

Leeming runway closed. Was she scrapped at Marham? Can anyone confirm please?
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Ryan22 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:14 am

Really sad that ZD741 has gone the way of RTP, rather than preservation for display. I guess she has a bounty of usable parts, however she is the last in the line of Tornado 'MacRobert's Reply' airframes and was the XV(R) Disbandment flagship. Yes, I'm the sentimental sort with this kind of thing! :(

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:26 am

Me too Ryan!
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Gary » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:38 am

Of the 36 left there are 9 with Op Granby heritage, without checking likely Telic, Ellamy & Shader etc ops too. If any Tornados need saving it's one of those. The numbers the RAF are talking about at OSD, hopefully one of the nine might survive and make it to a museum

If anyone wants to know the following are listed as taking part in Granby

ZA447 / 019 "MiG Eater"
ZA459 / 025*
ZA463 / 028 "Flying High"
ZA469 / 029
ZA472 / 031
ZA473 / 032 "Foxy Mama"
ZD744/ 092 "Buddha"
ZD792 / 100 "Nursie"
ZD848 / 109

* Integrale1 has indicated ZA459 / 025 will go on display at Marham
RAF Tornados left in service = 16 :( 35 ish days left in service
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by grimly aviation pics » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:11 pm

grimly aviation pics wrote:
Integrale1 wrote:ZD741 - 089 went to RTP today
Did it ? Havnt seen it logged anywhere no one saw it yesterday ? Or has it been scrapped at Marham
Still no confirmation on this can anybody confirm this??
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:14 pm

ZA459 on his way back from Leeming after his birdstrike last week.
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by markranger » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:20 pm

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Gary » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:00 pm

grimly aviation pics wrote:
grimly aviation pics wrote:
Integrale1 wrote:ZD741 - 089 went to RTP today
Did it ? Havnt seen it logged anywhere no one saw it yesterday ? Or has it been scrapped at Marham
Still no confirmation on this can anybody confirm this??
Patience. It sounds like it's been withdrawn from squadron ops waiting delivery flight. Leeming was closed yesterday
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:04 pm

ZD713 on his way back to Marham from Leeming too?
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Integrale1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:29 pm

Update on my original post, it did not go to leeming as planned due to the runway at leeming being closed
It will however depart for leeming at some point this week.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:17 am

Monday 22nd January 2018

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA472/031
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Monster 3 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045
Monster 4 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD849/110
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA560/EB-Q - 050

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD849/110
Monster 3 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA472/031
Monster 4 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA459/025
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZD713/081

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA459/025
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045
Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA560/EB-Q - 050
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA554/046
Voodoo 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035

Thursday 25th January 2018

Voodoo 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA472/031
Voodoo 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA560/EB-Q -050
Fang 02 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG752/129
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZD741/089 - To RTP Leeming

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by DavidT » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:51 pm

Unusual sight at Marham this afternoon
Voodoo1 ZA472 flew 3 low approaches and circuits to Rwy 19

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Gary » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:21 am

Runway 1/19 will be used at some point this year, when 06/24 is closed for maintenance ready for the F-35s, or that was the plan last year
RAF Tornados left in service = 16 :( 35 ish days left in service
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