Model of Panavia MRCA (Tornado)

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1400
Category: Corporate/Business
Object Type: Model
Object Name: Model of Panavia MRCA (Tornado)
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): Tornado 
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
117 
Height (mm):
200 
Depth (mm):
350 
Weight (g):
385 
Location: Archive Object Store
Inscription(s):

Panavia MRCA 200

Notes:

The Tornado was developed and built by Panavia Aircraft GmbH, a international consortium consisting of British Aerospace (previously British Aircraft Corporation), MBB of West Germany, and Aeritalia of Italy. It was introduced into service in 1979–1980. Due to its multi-role design, it was able to replace several different fleets of aircraft in the adopting air forces. The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) became the only export operator of the Tornado in addition to the three original partner nations.

The Tornado was used by the Royal Air Force (RAF), Italian Air Force and RSAF during the 1991 Gulf War, in which the Tornado conducted many low-altitude penetrating strike missions. The Tornados of various operators were also used in conflicts in the former Yugoslavia during the Bosnian War and Kosovo War, the Iraq War, Libya during the Libyan civil war, as well as smaller roles in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Syria. 992 aircraft were built.

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