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 Post subject: Tornado Weapons load
PostPosted: Sat 23 Apr 2011 11:36 am 
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Hello all

Could someone help with what weapons this Tornado is carrying

http://howarthfamily.smugmug.com/Other/Forum-Pics/10029499_bYU4c#1233823549_qXEP4-A-LB

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Apr 2011 12:09 pm 
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Very difficult to interpret from that angle. The large store to the left of the centre line could be a Storm Shadow, to the right LGB's(?). The sub-pylon above the tanks could be carrying ASRAAM, the far right pylon looks like a BOZ chaff dispenser.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Apr 2011 13:04 pm 
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its that big weapon underneath that is confusing me. Doesn't look like a storm shadow from other pictures that I have seen of the weapons.

But then like you said its difficult from that angle

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Taurus KEPD 350? Is that a photo of a German machine?

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It's an RAF Machine, looks like a Raptor recce pod.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/equipment/raptor.cfm


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I'll go with that:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelblake ... /lightbox/

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That is deffinatly a RAPTOR pod and the right sholder has two enhanced Paveway IIs.  Peebeep has got it correct the sub pylons are ASRAAMs above the larger 'Hindenburger' tanks.

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can't believe I missed that is was a raptor pod, it was only a month ago I modelled one.  :hithead:

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Here's mine, awaiting a suitable Tornado to place it on. I'd like to get the smaller LGB's aswell or i might even go the whole hog and send for some Mavericks from Aviation Workshop? Choices eh?

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011 10:35 am 
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Flightpath do some LGB in 72 48 and 32

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I,ve got plenty of the big ones SM, it's the new smaller types i need. I think when Airfix bring out the new GR9 there might be some included in that kit that i will use. Thanks for the link though. Buzz

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I have a related question to this. I'm going to do my (Revell) F3 with a more modern weapons load of AMRAAM and ASRAAM. Unfortunately I only have 2 ASRAAMs in my spares box. (I'm taking the weapons from an Airfix Typhoon I threw out a while back)

Tom's answer above doesn't really help me. Now I could assume it took off with 4 ASRAAM and launched two. Does anyone know the launch sequence and hence which two would be left on the rails after 2 launches?

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I'm planning to build the Revell GR4 OOB.
The kit includes 'Skyshadow' ECM and BOZ107 chaff/flare pods for the outer wing pylons.
Fuel tanks occupy the inner wing pylons, being either a pair of Hindenburger or 1500ltr tanks or one of each.

Fuselage pylons are provided - a single mid mounted pylon with one attachment point, and two outer mounted pylons with two attachment points on each. No weapons are provided for these.

If I furnish the wings with the stores provided, should/could these fuselage pylons
[a] be fitted and left empty (single or double pylons)
[b] left off
[c] have stores mounted

If [c] what options might there be and where might I aquire the weapons and any fittings required to suspend them from the pylons? And what impact their fitment would have on the use of the external fuel tanks.

I've never looked into the question of alternative armament before and am a bit confused by it all!

I'd appreciate any practical suggestions - if you are aware of a website showing alternative weapons fit, this'd be a great help.

I like the JP233 airfield denial pod, but have no idea whether it'd be fitted together with the Skyshadow and BOZ107 pods [I'd guess that it could, with the pods providing protection from airfield defences], or if it was a valid option, from whom I might source the relevant part(s).

I hope I'm not breaching Forum rules in asking what seems a potentially difficult question.
Quite hard this 'adding detail' lark isn't it!


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 Post subject: Re: Tornado Weapons load
PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2017 12:52 pm 
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For a JP 233 mission the aircraft would typically carry Sky Shadow, BOZ, wing tanks and AIM-9. JP 233 operations were discontinued during Gulf War I and the weapon was phased out in any case due to the UK entering into the land mines treaty, so you wouldn't see them on a GR4. JP 233 was included in the Airfix weapons set, but they are difficult to track down, it is also included in the Hasegawa GR1 kit. The Airfix weapons set also contains various other stores suitable for mounting on Tornado models, and the more recent issues of Airfix Tornado, Jaguar and Buccaneer kits come with a variety of weapons. A very common fit for Tornado is a couple of LGBs on the fuselage pylons. Your Revell GR4 should come with ALARMs to fit on the fuselage pylons.

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 Post subject: Re: Tornado Weapons load
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a) is always valid, but you'd need to model the weapon clamps and sometimes sway braces.

c) The only time I can think that I've seen the centreline pylon fitted would be on a machine carrying the ALARM ARM.
With Storm Shadow you could fit one to either shoulder, and optionally Paveways on the other, or Storm Shadow on both shoulders, or with no external tanks you can load 4 Storm Shadow at once!
Or you could fit up to 8 Brimstone on the shoulders, or a practice bomb carrier normally on the port shoulder...

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 Post subject: Re: Tornado Weapons load
PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2017 00:05 am 
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Last chaps right as brimstone is fitted to the starboard pylon and the pod on the starboard outer is a boz 107 or phimat nice pic


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