PANAVIA Tornado

Aircraft
Name: 
Tornado
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Narrow
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
WTC
M
APC
D
Type Code: 
L2J
Engine: 
Jet
Engine Count: 
Multi
Manufacturered as
BAC Tornado
AERITALIA Tornado
BRITISH AEROSPACE Tornado
MBB Tornado
PANAVIA Tornado

TOR

Multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) with variable wing sweep. In service since 1989. Swing-wing, multi-role military aircraft development with fly-by-wire system. Built in a few versions: IDS strike/ground attack aircraft for Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia and UK; ECR electronic combat reconnaissance aircraft for Germany and Italy; and ADV air defence fighter/interceptor for Italy, Saudi Arabia and UK. Total of 992 aircraft were built, last delivered to Saudi Arabia in 1998. Germany and Italy are upgrading IDS aircraft to Gr. 4 version with FLIR, ECM and new avionics since 1998. Max Mach 2.34.

Technical Data
Wing span: 
13.90 m
Length: 
16.70 m
Height: 
6.00 m
Powerplant: 

2 x 71.5kN Turbounion RB199-34 R afterburning turbofans.

Engine Model: 
Turbo-Union RB199
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
n/a
Distance: 
n/a
MTOW: 
28000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
15000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
Cruise
TAS: 
1300 kts
MACH: 
2.20
Ceiling: 
500
Range: 
750 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
n/a
MCS: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
n/a
Distance: 
n/a

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