Panavia Tornado

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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by John Young » 08 Oct 2018, 15:05

Those look yummy, but are probably a job for Tranquill at some time if he is interested. Have any already been painted for FS9 models? Are any of the schemes still flying today?

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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by Kulbit » 08 Oct 2018, 15:16

Well , the scheme are really close to the present days (2018) but as for any special paints the time of display is about one or two month anyway...

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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by Firebird » 08 Oct 2018, 15:38

What no specials from the Marineflieger?
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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by Kulbit » 08 Oct 2018, 16:37

Firebird wrote:
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What no specials from the Marineflieger?
Tornado's are no longer in service with Marineflieger ,that at the present keeps only Do228 And P3D for the fixed wings component.
BTW, the Luftwaffe , after the latest reorganization, keeps only two squadron of Tornado the 33rd and the 51st

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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by f4nutter » 08 Oct 2018, 18:30

i can remember my eyes aching after painting those :P :shock:

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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by Firebird » 08 Oct 2018, 18:38

Kulbit wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 16:37
Firebird wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 15:38
What no specials from the Marineflieger?
Tornado's are no longer in service with Marineflieger ,that at the present keeps only Do228 And P3D for the fixed wings component.
BTW, the Luftwaffe , after the latest reorganization, keeps only two squadron of Tornado the 33rd and the 51st
Yes I knew that but as the first package is for the early Tornados I was asking about them.
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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by Kulbit » 08 Oct 2018, 18:45

Firebird wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 18:38
Kulbit wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 16:37
Firebird wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 15:38
What no specials from the Marineflieger?
Tornado's are no longer in service with Marineflieger ,that at the present keeps only Do228 And P3D for the fixed wings component.
BTW, the Luftwaffe , after the latest reorganization, keeps only two squadron of Tornado the 33rd and the 51st
Yes I knew that but as the first package is for the early Tornados I was asking about them.
Let me sorry !! I had not thought about that one !!

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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by MIKE JG » 08 Oct 2018, 19:00

Beautiful models John. For some reason, that era RAF cammo was always my favorite scheme. Looks great on a Vulcan, Jag or Tornado.
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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by Firebird » 09 Oct 2018, 09:53

Kulbit wrote:
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Let me sorry !! I had not thought about that one !!
No problem at all.

The reason I remember about them is my old Sqn did an exchange with MFG2 at Eggebek when they were still on the F-104.
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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by John Young » 10 Oct 2018, 16:20

These are the GR4/GR4A load-outs and paint schemes. Sadly, only 22 GR4's are now left in the Marham Pool, according to Scramble data, kindly provided by Brent. Even more sad is the prospect that in less than 6 month's time, they will be gone too. I'm not sure how popular these models will be since retro users will probably opt for the GR1's and the period scenery to go with them. Users of Modern Marham will probably want to opt for F-35B's.

However, they were fun to make and were worth doing. There are 11 model variations available:

Flightline at my test airfield:

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Two of the anniversary paints:

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The standard BOZ/Skyflash fit, with and without ASRAAMs:

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6 ALARM configuration:

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Storm Shadows:

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GR4a's with and without a Raptor pod:

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Clean (Pylons):

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CBLS:

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Large (2250 Ltr) fuel tanks

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Litening Pod, Brimstones and Paveways:

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I want to get all the models made before I go into "Factory" mode and generate the rest of the aircraft serials in the packages. I'll move on next to the Italian contingent I think.

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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by Kulbit » 10 Oct 2018, 16:40

Stunning work John !!
Every details are awesome !!
At least in Italy and Germany the Tornadoes will have more to say for some years cause the F35 is not yet ready for the B61 implementation and the Nato can’t remain with a tactical nuclear deterrence...


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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by bismarck » 10 Oct 2018, 17:02

Awesome John! :smt023
Kulbit, I'm updating the scenery of Ghedi. Do you know in which part of the apron are parked the aircrafts of the 155th Gruppo?

Thanks, Giorgio
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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by DaleRFU » 10 Oct 2018, 17:03

Absolutely fantastic John, for me this is hands down my favourite project of yours. Special place in my heart the Tonka, first aircraft I worked on so I love that you're bringing this aircraft to life. Very much appreciated.
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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by shaggy22 » 10 Oct 2018, 18:12

There will always be room in my sim for the mighty Tornado, although I am so tempted to switch my setup to retro again. That being said mind I can't be bothered with all the effort that'll have to go with it
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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by Manschy » 10 Oct 2018, 20:11

Just brilliant, John!
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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by petebramley » 10 Oct 2018, 20:22

John, you seem to have done it again. At this rate I'm going to need a second PC just for retro stuff !!

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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by Kulbit » 10 Oct 2018, 20:31

the great work of John gave me an idea .... would it be possible to introduce in Matrix, the possibility of setting the tiemporal period (for example 90's, / contemporary) and switching packages accordingly and automatically?

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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by Kulbit » 10 Oct 2018, 20:32

bismarck wrote:
10 Oct 2018, 17:02
Awesome John! :smt023
Kulbit, I'm updating the scenery of Ghedi. Do you know in which part of the apron are parked the aircrafts of the 155th Gruppo?

Thanks, Giorgio
Giorgio i'm sending you a PM !!

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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by PlaneCpt » 11 Oct 2018, 00:05

Wow, the pics look awesome, seems like a major visual update over the older packages. Can't wait to get the Tornado AI on again, miss them very much. Superb work!!!
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Re: Panavia Tornado

Post by John Young » 16 Oct 2018, 09:08

The Italian IDS and ECR models are all done thanks to some great help from Kulbit with load-out information.

There are 7 models, including clean (pylon) and tanks only configurations:

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A small spanner in the works was the realisation that Italian Tornado's don't usually carry BOZ-107 and Sky Shadow pods on the outer wing pylons, but a BOZ-107 on each. We also realised that I needed to change the ASRAAMs that were on the tank pylons, to the IRIS-T:

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B-61 Nuke:

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Paveways and Litening pod:

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Storm Shadows:

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ECR with HARMs:

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I couldn't resist having a go at this special anniversary scheme. It took around 6 hours to do, having given up once and coming back to it after thinking about it over night:

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Next job is to make a Taurus missile, which is needed for the German Tornado's. Those shouldn't take long because I can use some of the Italian IDS and ECR models and concentrate on the painting.

With the Saudi aircraft to complete the packages after that, I'm expecting the total model variations to reach around 30, excluding the F3. And I thought the recent 17 models for the AW139 was a record never to be exceeded by me!

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