TOR

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
PANAVIA Tornado
MBB Tornado
BRITISH AEROSPACE Tornado
BAC Tornado
AERITALIA 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 (metric)
13.90 m
Length (metric)
16.70 m
Height (metric)
6.00 m
Powerplant

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

Engine Model(s)
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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