Italian Tornado

These photos were taken by Alberto Galimberti.

Descriptions kindly provided by Kyle Williams

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The 35 photos below were taken by Alberto Galimberti.

The 2 photos directly below are of an Italian Tornado IDS with the Gulf War camouflage, the paint is very weary and if you watch the photo of the tail is in the standard grey and green cammo, another strange thing is the insigna, it's a mix between the lightning of the 36' Stormo, the first user of the aircraft, and the insigna of the Reparto Sperimentale Volo (it's the test flight of the Italian AF) in the middle, for the modeller is possible to build this aircraft using the Tauromodel decal sheet number 72-571 for the 1:72 scale.

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The 4 photos directly below are of a Italian Tornado ADV

Scabbed-on chaff boxes on an Italian Tornado ADV Aft engine underside-Thrust reverser plate in upper left hand corner on an Italian Tornado ADV Shoulder mounted AAM rail, (training round inboard) on an Italian Tornado ADV Closer detail of  Shoulder mounted AAM rail, (training round inboard) on an Italian Tornado ADV

 

The 6 photos directly below are of an Italian Tornado IDS taken at the Fiera Campionaria fair some years ago.

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The 17 photos directly below are of a Italian Tornado IDS at the Linate airport on 1998.

front gear front gear front gear 14 Note emergency arrestor hook between engines.  This photo is an Italian Tornado IDS at the Linate airport on 1998.

 

Distinctive tail of Tornado. Note the soot along bottom of fin where thrust reversers scorch the tail.  This photo is an Italian Tornado IDS at the Linate airport on 1998. Fuselage mounted hardpoints.  This photo is an Italian Tornado IDS at the Linate airport on 1998. BOZ streamlined chaff/flare dispensor.  This photo is an Italian Tornado IDS at the Linate airport on 1998. Rockeye CBU (Cluster Bomb Unit) on fuselage hardpoint.  This photo is an Italian Tornado IDS at the Linate airport on 1998.

 

Underside of wing pylon. These pivot with the angle of the wing.  This photo is an Italian Tornado IDS at the Linate airport on 1998. British made CBU on Fuselage hardpoint.  This photo is an Italian Tornado IDS at the Linate airport on 1998. APU exhaust-Note wing slot in upper right.  This photo is an Italian Tornado IDS at the Linate airport on 1998. Main gear well-Note fuselage pylon detail.  This photo is an Italian Tornado IDS at the Linate airport on 1998.

 

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The 4 photos directly below are of a Italian Tornado IDS taken to the Reparto
Sperimentale Volo (Italian test flight) some years ago.

front gear front gear main gear main gear