|Object Type:||Promotional Item|
|Object Name:||Tornado Tie|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1980|
Tel. Rushden 4094
100% Polyester Fibre
Made in England
Many of the programmes gave a Tie to the team working on the project and it was also a useful gift to visitors. The Tie might be supplied in-house or by the end customer.
This is a navy tie with double gold stripe and gold motif of the Tornado aircraft.
The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multirole combat aircraft, which was jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom, and West Germany. There are three primary Tornado variants: the Tornado IDS (interdictor/strike) fighter-bomber, the suppression of enemy air defences Tornado ECR (electronic combat/reconnaissance) and the Tornado ADV (air defence variant) interceptor aircraft.
The Tornado was developed and built by Panavia Aircraft GmbH, a tri-national consortium consisting of British Aerospace (previously British Aircraft Corporation), MBB of West Germany, and Aeritalia of Italy. It first flew on 14 August 1974 and was introduced into service in 1979–1980. Due to its multirole 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.