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Originally posted by Silentvulcan
Going back to the intakes waynos did you know that all varients of the Tornado were designed and fitted with supersonic intakes which involved movable ramps inside the intake to speed up or slow down the incoming air!
All of these ramps were inhibited on the GR1 and, (I think) the GR4 so as to prevent over zelous pilots from exceeding the speed of sound and overstressing the external equipment attached to the A/C.
Originally posted by waynos
Well, really the Tornado doesn't carry weapons as such on its outboard pylons, but these photo's show the pylons loaded with the wings fully swept;
The goal was not to turn a Tornado into a stealth aircraft, but to reduce the RCS enough to improve the effectiveness of its towed-decoy. Developers here believe spending money on the selective use of the technology will be a cheaper way to make Tornados more survivable than fitting the aircraft with a higher power decoy.
Originally posted by Figher Master FIN
The idea is nice... But i don't think that this will be a new model that the British RAF will start to use... They are gona get F-22 aren't they, so waht's the point making an own stealth model...?
Originally posted by Browno
British aircraft companies ceased becouse of american aircraft entering british service ,Example-the FG1/FGR2 Spey Phantom. Thanks to the yanks, the british aircraft engineers lost thier jobs,
(The Spey Phantoms not only were scrapped becouse of the age/strategic arms limitation treaty, there is also a roumour they were destroyed becouse the Phantom is an american plane so it was an act of revenge too!).
RULE BRITANIA! NEVER NEVER NEVER SHALL BE SLAVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!