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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #100 on: October 05, 2015, 07:52:27 PM »
maybe in future but not for this build

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #101 on: October 05, 2015, 08:03:10 PM »
your best bet is to get a Revell Typhoon, it have a nice range of weapons. Don't know who turns out a set of modern one suitable.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #102 on: October 10, 2015, 08:49:09 PM »
Hasegawa do a 1/72 weapon set that includes storm shadow, brimstone and alarm

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #103 on: October 10, 2015, 11:54:47 PM »
your best bet is to get a Revell Typhoon, it have a nice range of weapons. Don't know who turns out a set of modern one suitable.

Try the Airfix Tornado GR.4 kit, it comes free with the weapons set that's in the box   :P (guess how I know   ;)  )

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #104 on: October 11, 2015, 02:04:09 AM »
your best bet is to get a Revell Typhoon, it have a nice range of weapons. Don't know who turns out a set of modern one suitable.

Try the Airfix Tornado GR.4 kit, it comes free with the weapons set that's in the box   :P (guess how I know   ;)  )

thats what iv done ie buy a revel and airfix kit and il make the revel a gr4 hopeful;ly with enough left over to give the tsr2 the same treatment

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #105 on: October 11, 2015, 08:12:21 AM »
Hmmm...give the TSR.2 some Tornado intakes and weapons...
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #106 on: October 11, 2015, 01:35:40 PM »
I've got 1/144 dragon Tornado GR4 and F3, as well as F/A-18E and F-14D each being two kits per box, and am seriously considering buying a Revell Tiffy as well.  The aim is to build a FAA Sea Tornado, a FGA, FRS, or FA based on the F.3 airframe, the idea being this is the type the UK develops to replace the Phantom and Buccaneer on the Queen Elisabeth (CVA01) class carriers in the 80s through until 2020.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #107 on: October 11, 2015, 06:58:21 PM »
Hmmm...give the TSR.2 some Tornado intakes and weapons...


like this?




im going to be starting a conventional tsr2 in modern grey with tornado gr4 loadout

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #108 on: October 11, 2015, 07:28:29 PM »
The 1/72 Revell GR.1 also has some nice sprues of things for under the wings.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #109 on: October 24, 2017, 02:39:38 AM »
Single seat Tornado


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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #110 on: October 24, 2017, 10:07:11 AM »
Single seat Tornado




Now that's cool!! :-)


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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #111 on: October 24, 2017, 05:41:58 PM »
Hmmm...give the TSR.2 some Tornado intakes and weapons...

There is this painting .......

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #112 on: October 25, 2017, 01:21:48 AM »
I thought this had already been posted here:



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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #113 on: October 25, 2017, 04:30:46 PM »
Nice Tornadoes.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #114 on: October 25, 2017, 04:53:51 PM »
 :smiley:

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #115 on: March 13, 2018, 11:14:54 AM »


 :icon_fsm:

Something like this in the USAF's "Asia Minor" colors and scheme pattern and a "WS" tailcode for an aircraft based out of an un-surrendered (as it was by the US DoS rather than the USAF) Wheelus AFB.
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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #116 on: March 14, 2018, 01:58:25 AM »
I like the idea of a USAF tornado in this sort of scheme:

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #117 on: March 14, 2018, 06:45:58 PM »
I have been thinking about US Tornados as well.  First idea is the IDS as a USAF A-7 replacement, ADV as an F-106 replacement and a carrier version of each for the Essex class carriers reactivated under Reagan.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #118 on: May 10, 2018, 04:21:08 AM »
How about instead of upgrading the GR1 to GR4 the RAF converted the newer more powerful F3 fleet into FA4 strike fighters based loosely on the Tornado 2000 concepts from the early 90s?

A slight fuselage stretch, re-engine, new radar and integrated IRST.  It would retain full capability as an interceptor with improved radar and missiles as well as a gaining a superior strike capability to the GR4.


I had a similar notion Volkodav, but I thought incorporating all the Tornado IDS systems, including fuselage weapons stations into the slightly longer ‘stretched’ Tornado F3 fuselage and it’s improved RB199 Mk.104 engines, hence giving the ‘stretched Tornado IDS' improved acceleration, and importantly greater internal fuel capacity, equalling better range.


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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #119 on: January 28, 2019, 04:39:37 PM »
Some cross-posting of inspiration:
























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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #120 on: February 04, 2019, 12:27:48 PM »
So digging back into childhood for this one.  I have searched online and can NOT find any reference, but....

My dad was an AVID reader of the UK Sunday Observer.  When we moved to the US in 1980 he got an overseas subscription, so every Tuesday or so the Sunday Observer would arrive.  His love of the paper and reading in general rubbed off on my and that combined with a 10-year old's homesickness got me into reading The Observer too.   

Well I have a very clear memory of an article around the time of the debate on the UK's nuclear deterrent debate in the early 80s that led to the Trident program.  In the article one of the options was called "Airhawk" and it consisted of Tornadoes modified to carry two nuclear Tomahawk cruise missiles.  As is still the case, a sub launched ballistic missile was a far superior option for a nuclear deterrent, but I would love to see a model of a Tornado carrying a pair of Tomahawk N missiles.  Anyone have any info on this proposal? 

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #121 on: February 04, 2019, 12:58:59 PM »
I guess they would have been talking about the unbuilt AGM-109 series, air-launched Tomahawk.

http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/m-109.html

http://ausairpower.net/Tomahawk-Subtypes.html

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #122 on: February 04, 2019, 06:59:10 PM »
Hughes/Smiths Industries Airhawk was a proposed shortened Tomahawk cruise missile proposed against 1994 Staff Requirement (Air) 1236 defined the need for a stand-off missile to be used against hardened targets.  It wouldn’t surprise me if there was an earlier iteration proposed.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #123 on: February 05, 2019, 02:53:01 AM »
Before it got cancelled, Northrop-Grumman was going to offer a stretched version of the AGM-137A to that requirement.  If anyone cares to model it, I do know the changes required and how to model it in the stowed position for aircraft carriage.

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Re: Panavia Tornado possibilities
« Reply #124 on: February 05, 2019, 06:57:47 AM »
Pretty sure I have some 1/48 Tomahawk missiles around too.  Could model either this Airhawk derivative or the original AGM-109



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