Panama Gr4 Tornado Twin jet engined Aircraft at low level takeoff from home base, RAF Lossiemouth Air Station, Morayshire Scotland.
Contributor:David Gowans / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:5964 x 4103 px | 50.5 x 34.7 cm | 19.9 x 13.7 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:22 February 2017
Location:RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire. Scotland.
The Tornado GR4 is a two-seat, all-weather, day/night attack and reconnaissance aircraft. It has been in service with the RAF for more than 30 years, but a combination of major upgrade programmes and numerous continual enhancements has kept the aircraft amongst the forefront of all attack aircraft. Still one of the very few aircraft in the world that is able to operate at low level, day or night and in poor weather, the Tornado is now equipped with a modern precision-guided weapons suite and world-class reconnaissance sensors such as the Reconnaissance Airborne Pod for Tornado (RAPTOR). The aircraft also carries the Litening III Advanced Targeting Pod, which is used in both attack and reconnaissance roles. The RAF has had Tornados deployed to the Middle East region for more than 20 years – further proof of the versatility and capability of this exceptional aircraft.