The first of the Tornado series aircraft was delivered to the RAF in June 1979. Continually updated for the four Air Forces (RAF, Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia) a total of 992 had been delivered by the time production ceased in 1998. Capable of nearly all the front-line tactical and strategic roles required of a modern air arm the Tornado has proved to be an outstanding success as seen in the Gulf and Afghanistan conflicts. The RAF continues to deploy the GR4 version, the fighter option being replaced by the Typhoon, and it is expected to remain operational until 2025.
The image depicts a Tornado pair from RAF Lossiemouth in a high level transit.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 20D |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||16 Sep 2010 - 6:26 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|