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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2012, 10:05:43 PM »
Or something like this

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2013, 01:52:23 PM »
I found an old bagged Airfix MRCA kit and was wondering what to do with it. Greg's idea of an RAAF F-111 replacement is what I was thinking, any other suggestions?
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2013, 01:54:55 PM »
Maybe a RNZAF one?  Say that as part if the RAAF deal New Zealand also managed to negotiate a joint buy to get a Sqn's worth.  This would have the effect of reducing the unit price for both potentially.
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2013, 02:28:11 PM »
Not a silly idea...

However, what clothes would a shiny new RAAF Tonka wear?
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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2013, 02:55:50 PM »
Please tell me why the Tornado F.3's were scrapped?   Is it just me or did they have a short service life?  Thanks.
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2013, 02:59:32 PM »
Daz, if I may I'll refer you to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panavia_Tornado_ADV#Royal_Air_Force

According to that the F.3 served with the RAF from 1986 to 2011.
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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2013, 03:00:07 PM »
Please tell me why the Tornado F.3's were scrapped?   Is it just me or id they have a short service life?  Thanks.

They were designed to counter a specific threat.  Now that, that threat has receded, they were no longer needed and their role as an interceptor (not a fighter) could be just as easily covered by the Typhoon.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2013, 03:31:39 PM »
Not a silly idea...

However, what clothes would a shiny new RAAF Tonka wear?


Really depends upon when you introduce them.. If they were to be introduced as an early F-111 replacement, it tend to think something similar to this:

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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2013, 03:36:47 PM »
Done! And now to find some decals...I have the Italeri Hawk ones but I think they may be a bit small...
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2013, 03:39:06 PM »
I think you will want either 1 or 6 SQN'S markings.
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2013, 03:51:25 PM »
Lots of bombs, a couple of AIM-9s for protection. Which squadron was/is the more mudmover-ey one?
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2013, 03:57:56 PM »
1Sqn...though for something different you could go with 6Sqn and arm it with ALARM as a dedicated SEAD unit. 
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2013, 04:13:35 PM »
Hmm, intriguing...
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2013, 04:14:23 PM »
What scale are you looking at?
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2013, 04:22:05 PM »
I have the old (1976ish) Airfix 1/72 MRCA  :)
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