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Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

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Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by C24 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:14 am

What a wonderful idea :thumbs: :clap: :thumb:

Just a rumour, my first and only one on FC ;)

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by James Cutting » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:16 am

As much as we would all love that, it won’t be happening when they retire the end of next month :'(

But, you didn’t state it had to be RAF... ;)
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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by EGVP » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:48 am

They could always road it in, if it were to happen.

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by James Cutting » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:25 am

Believe it might be becoming a gate guard somewhere?
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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by benji1867 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:10 am

James Cutting wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:25 am
Believe it might be becoming a gate guard somewhere?
Honington i believe
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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by James Cutting » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:01 am

Cheers, I thought so
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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by Doughnut » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:43 am

Does BAE at Warton have any use for ex RAF Tornado GR4 ?
I assume BAE are still maintaining / upgrading the Saudi Tornado IDS and would expect that will continue until their retirement date.
It is accepted that the RAF Tornado have reached the end of their service life but from the remaining Marham aircraft could one or two airframes be of used by BAE for test flying ?
There is a presidence for this when BAE operated Lightnings after RAF retirement.
If this came to pass then a static appearance at RIAT might be possible ?

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:57 am

I think the Saudi deal is pretty much done and the aircraft used for trials have been 2 Saudi ones based at Warton. As far as I remember, the Saudi ones are due for retirement in 2020 unless I missed a further extention announcement
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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by Supra » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:10 am

No need to 'road' the camouflage Tornado to RIAT 2019. Fly it into Fairford next month, stick it in the corner of one of those empty hangars & trot it across for the static every year until RIAT ceases to be at Fairford (or at all?)...OR it get's in the way of other more important stuff? :thumb:
Those Regimental boyz at Honington won't give a damn it their Tornado is grey, or most likely if it arrives there anytime at all! I can't see that a Gate-guard airfame is anything other than a deferred 'death sentence' in any event, given our corrosive climate!
PS:- About time Martin Baker upgraded their fleet for low-hours test flying?? ;)

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:48 pm

Really Supra?

They (Force Protection) already have one, which at a guess is looked after.

Force Protection is a collective term for the RAF Police and RAF Regiment presumably

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by Vulcanone » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:52 pm

Saudis are keeping them till at least 2025. Aside from that they are probably not to GR.4 fit

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by XH557 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:41 pm

Camo Tornado is retired and will be moving to RAF Honington. The last 5 Flying Tornados should be moving to ETPS’s base at Boscombe Down after the retirement from the RAF

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by ETUO-09 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:48 pm

How about one for Bruntingthorpe :pop: ?! Taxiruns :thumbs: ...

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by herc15 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:21 pm

XH557 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Camo Tornado is retired and will be moving to RAF Honington. The last 5 Flying Tornados should be moving to ETPS’s base at Boscombe Down after the retirement from the RAF
they will fly there presumably?

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by XH557 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:34 pm

Yes

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by bizfreeq » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:47 pm

For what purpose?
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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by C24 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:22 am

bizfreeq wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:47 pm
For what purpose?
It would be nice to look at it. Even better if it made a flyby.
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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by bizfreeq » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:19 pm

C24
The question is in relation to the post stating a number are to be flown to Boscombe Down, to which the poster has so far refused to answer.
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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by SCARECROW » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:13 pm

Would be very surprised if they fly !

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Re: Camouflage Tornado at RIAT 2019

Post by bizfreeq » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:44 pm

Exactly, hence my question!
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