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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2013, 04:58:29 PM »
Novascale do copies of the decals you would want in 1/72.
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2013, 10:36:56 PM »
Didn't RAAF F-111s have an anti-ship role with Harpoon too? If so, then an RAAF Tonka could certainly carry a couple, as per the Sea Eagle-armed GR.1Bs that the RAF used to use.
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2013, 02:16:03 AM »
Another good suggestion.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2013, 08:45:18 AM »
Didn't RAAF F-111s have an anti-ship role with Harpoon too? If so, then an RAAF Tonka could certainly carry a couple, as per the Sea Eagle-armed GR.1Bs that the RAF used to use.


Yes, the RAAF's F-111Cs could carry Harpoons (not sure if they could carry four but I know they could definitely carrying two).  Only F-111s cleared to carry them, I believe.  Made them a very potent anti-shipping weapon.   Interestingly,
the only time they ever carried out an anti-shipping strike in public, they used laser-guided bombs.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2013, 11:33:09 AM »
Interesting idea, loading up a Tornado with Harpoons/SLAMs, or with ARMS...

BTW, MangoKing, I see whatcha did there with your av and sig--Shockwave from G1 Transformers IIRC.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2013, 03:16:38 PM »
I should think that who the Tornadoes are bought from would determine the likely anti ship missile. By to British standard and get Sea Eagles, buy to German standard and get Kormorans.

I think one of the sadder aspects of the Tornado F.3 retirement was that the SEAD variation they were playing with for a while didn't go into service. According to an F.3 pilot I talked to once, the aircraft was doing quite well in testing for the role and quite many people were optimistic about the aircraft being able to remain in service once the interceptor role was phased out.
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2013, 08:50:00 PM »
Yeah - I've thought about doing a couple of special mission Tornado ADVs from the two squadrons left in service after the introduction of the Typhoon:

1. SEAD with extra electronics in place of the radar and guns and either GR.1 belly pylons or a ventral "canoe".

2. Photo-recce with the RAPTOR pod: the F.3's better high altitude performance should let it lift the sensor higher than the GR.4. Not sure if it's possible, but another option might be to re-package the guts of the RAPTOR into an extended nose in place of the radar, thus reducing drag.

Never realised: Airfix did a 1/48th EF.3:

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2013, 12:39:05 AM »
I have that kit.   It's, well, ugly.
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2013, 03:38:19 PM »
BTW, MangoKing, I see whatcha did there with your av and sig--Shockwave from G1 Transformers IIRC.

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Lots of great ideas guys! So many weapon loads to choose from...at least I have the camo sorted!
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2013, 03:53:48 AM »
The all new Revell 1:48 Tornado is being awaited with interest.   :)
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2013, 04:12:56 AM »
The all new Revell 1:48 Tornado is being awaited with interest.   :)

Any link to provide additional details? 
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2013, 04:36:50 AM »
Very late 2013, IDS variant. 
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2013, 07:07:33 AM »
Very late 2013, IDS variant.

So it could very well be the Italeri Tornado IDS in a Revell box.
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2013, 07:20:58 AM »
Tried to PM but my iPad and BtS are not 100% compatible right now for whatever reason.

No...it's all new tool.    :)
But right now with RoG, that could mean serious concerns..... :-\
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2013, 11:44:30 AM »
The sprue test shots look great.   

And if Revell indeed render the Italeri kit redundant, it would make a great basis for a fixed wing GR.whatever.
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