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Last outing of the Tornado

Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:03 pm

14/04/2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43769322

The RAF confirmed that their part in last night's bombings was conducted by the Tornado aircraft, using the StormShadow stand-off weapon.

The Tornado is due to stand down next year, so let's hope this is the last time they need to roar out of RAF Akrotiri. Anyway, a fairly basic BBC piece about the RAF contribution being surgical on a chemical weapons facility.
 
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Re: Last outing of the Tornado

Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:10 pm

Perhaps the last time RAF Tornado's are used in anger. Germany and other countries continue to use the airframe for the foreseeable future.
Many happy landings, greetings from The Netherlands!

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