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Panavia Tornado IDS (43+25 / 46+05) from the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) at the RIAT 2019, RAF Fairford (United Kingdom)

The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine, variable-sweep wing combat aircraft, which was jointly developed and manufactured by Italy,
the United Kingdom, and West Germany. There are three primary Tornado variants: the Tornado IDS (InterDiction / Strike) fighter-bomber,
the suppression of enemy air defences Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance) and the Tornado ADV (Air Defence Variant) interceptor aircraft. The aircraft was originally designed to intercept Soviet bombers if they came in from the East to strike the United Kingdom.

Even with the Eurofighter's arrival, the Panavia Tornado remains very much key to the Luftwaffe's front-line capabilities. Just two operational wings still fly the type, these having been re-organised as Taktischen Luftwaffengeschwader (Tactical Air Wings) - the 43+25 (with special Tiger livery) comes from the Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51 "Immelmann" based at Schleswig Air Base, and the 46+05 comes from the Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 33 based at Büchel Air Base. Germany's reconnaissance jets were heavily engaged in Afghanistan until 2010.
It is intended for the Luftwaffe to retain a certain number of Tornados in service until as late as 2025.

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July,
usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.
The show typically attracts a total of 150.000 to 160.000 spectators over the weekend.
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