Countries of Origin Italy, Germany, United Kingdom.
Similar Aircraft Su-24 Fencer, F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, MiG-23/-27 Flogger, F-111.
Crew Two.
Role Interdictor strike.
Armament Missiles, bombs, rockets, cannon.
Dimensions Length: 55 ft, 9 in (16.8 m). Span: 45 ft, 7 in (14 m).

Tornado IDS WEFT Description

Wings High-mounted, variable, swept-back, and tapered with angular blunt tips.
Engine(s) Two turbofans in body. Air intakes are diagonal and box-like alongside the fuselage forward of the wing roots. Twin exhausts.
Fuselage Solid needle nose. Body thickens at the midsection and tapers to the tail section. Bubble canopy.
Tail Tall, swept-back, and tapered fin with blunt tip and a step in the leading edge. Flats are large, mid-mounted on the body, swept-back, and tapered with angular blunt tips.

Countries which Fly the Tornado IDS

Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom.

Tornado IDS Manufacturers Web Sites

The Tornado IDS was manufactured by Aeritalia, MBB, and BAE.

Aeritalia is now part of Alenia Aeronautica

Alenia Aeronautica

MBB (Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm) was purchased by DASA (Deutsche Aerospace AG) and is now EADS Germany.


BAE Systems

Books on the Tornado IDS

Panavia Tornado IDS
Panavia Tornado IDS

This twelfth addition to the popular LOCK ON series takes a very rare look at the brutish Panavia Tornado, which proved its lethality in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, officially known as Operation Desert Storm. Jointly developed in the late 1960s by BAC of England, MBB of Germany, and Aeritalia of Italy, slightly different versions of this aircraft serve with the air forces of all three of these nations, and each is represented in this interesting book. Details such as landing gear, engines, external stores, cockpits,in-flight refueling probe, avionics bays, different camouflage schemes, and more are well documented by the typically stunning photography of this series. All photographs are accompanied by informative captions which guide the reader through a wealth of information. This book makes an excellent addition to the collection of any scale aircraft modeler or aviation enthusiast.

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