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  • Fighters over Shannon

    Nice site on Friday afternoon, a pair of RAF Tornado's F3 patrolling the airspace around shannon prior to the arrival of Donald Rumsfelt...

  • #2
    Apparently there were Marine-Flieger Tornado's in Bal on Saturday, are you sure that you saw ADV's?
    "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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    • #3
      I'm near sure they were F3's painted in dark grey pattern, but i could be mistaken.

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      • #4
        German Navy tornados are used in the anti ship role and as such are painted dark grey..


        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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        • #5
          Tornado's

          If it was the Tornado ADV it would look longer than the normal tornado and just a little bit wider.

          It would be easily recognised a an RAF Tornado ADV as they wear very very light grey.

          If it was a german Navy tornado it would be painted like above of very dark grey or sometimes grey with a hint of dark blue/green.

          Why tornado's for the arrival of Rumsfeld? Would f-15e's or any other US jets from lakenheath or any other USAFE Base have done?

          Id say the German Tornado's were up to practice with the Casa or maybe some low level training perhaps?:-patriot:

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          • #6
            TORNADO ADV

            http://www.aerospaceweb.org/aircraft...v/pics01.shtml


            This is the Tornado ADV!!!!:-patriot:


            Check out the guy who has these great pictures,

            www.paulnann.com
            Last edited by Fox; 29 April 2003, 12:17.

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            • #7
              Bit embarrassing that we don't have our own aircraft to patrol our airspace !

              If they were German Tornados, why would they be training with the CASA's ?
              IRISH AIR CORPS - Serving the Nation.

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              • #8
                MPA aircraft have a role in target co-ordination and joint search with navak strike elements ships snd ASW helicopters
                "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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                • #9
                  Your telling me that Irish Air Corps CASA's train with GERMAN Tornado jets for target co-ordination etc ?

                  Surely SAR training would be the only explaination (if even that !) ?

                  Tornados on SAR training ?
                  IRISH AIR CORPS - Serving the Nation.

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                  • #10
                    Training

                    Tornado's regularily train with the 2 Casa aircraft as a type of cat and mouse situation, it has to do with the casa's radar being so good that they try to jam it and get close enough to the casa to fire a shot at it but this has never happened as the casa has always spotted them a LONG way away.

                    The reason that they are Navy Tornado's training would be the fact that they operate over the sea!!! as does the casa!:-patriot::D:-patriot:

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                    • #11
                      That was kept very quiet. You would think that such training excercises would at least merit an article (and photos) in An Cosantoir !

                      BTW, Does the AC have any "in house" magazine or newsletter ?
                      IRISH AIR CORPS - Serving the Nation.

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