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Panavia Tornado (Military aircraft)

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Topical headingPanavia Tornado (Military aircraft)
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Variant(s)MRCA Tornado (Military aircraft)
Panavia MRCA Tornado (Military aircraft)
Tornado (Jet fighter plane)
Tornado (Military aircraft)
See alsoJet planes, Military
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Found inWikipedia, 12 Jan. 2009: Panavia Tornado (the Panavia Tornado, a family of twin-engine combat aircraft, was jointly developed by the United Kingdom, West Germany, and Italy; there are three primary versions of the Tornado; the Tornado IDS (Interdictor/Strike) fighter-bomber, the Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat/Reconnaissance) and the Tornado ADV (Air Defence Variant) interceptor; in 2008 Air Forces Monthly labelled the aircraft "for more than a quarter of a century... the most important military aircraft in Western Europe"; developed and built by Panavia, a tri-national consortium consisting of British Aerospace (previously British Aircraft Corporation), MBB of West Germany, and Alenia Aeronautica of Italy, the Tornado first flew on 14 August, 1974; including all variants, 992 aircraft were built for the three partner nations and Saudi Arabia)
Virtual Aircraft Museum website, 12 Jan. 2009: Aircraft directory, International, Panavia MRCA Tornado (the Panavia Tornado is a jet engine fighter-bomber and interceptor jointly developed as the Multi-role combat aircraft - or MRCA - by the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy)