Air Enthusiast 2007-03
The Roundels File
Tornado GR.l ZD790 'D' 'Debbie' of 15 Squadron Muharraq Detachment, Bahrain, February 1991. ARTIF Desert Pink overall, with 12in Pink/Pale Blue roundels on the upper port and lower starboard wings only.
Tornado GR.4 ZA585 'AH' of 9 Squadron, Marham, June 2005, in 90th anniversary scheme. Standard finish of Dark Camouflage Grey BS629 overall with Dark Sea Grey BS638 on the upper surface plan view.
Tornado GR.l, ZA407 of 45 Squadron, Tactical Weapons Conversion Unit, Honington, circa 1984. Finished in Dark Green BS641/Dark Sea Grey BS638 with 30in (76.2cm) upperwing and 18in fuselage and lower wing tactical roundels.
Tornado GR.4 ZA595 '061' of 12 Squadron, Lossiemouth, September 2006. Finished in the latest scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey BS381C 637 and with the new fleet-wide three-digit code
Tornado GR.4A ZA400 'T' 'Scud-Hunters/Go Get 'em Boys' of 2 Squadron, Operation TELIC, Ali al Salem AB, Kuwait, spring 2003. ARTF Camouflage Grey BS626 overall with Dark Camouflage Grey BS629 nosecone.
Tornado GR.4A ZA564 of 31 Squadron, Marham, 2005, in 90th anniversary 'Goldstar' scheme. Standard finish of Dark Camouflage Grey BS629 overall with Dark Sea Grey BS638 on the uppersurface plan view.
A GR.l of'B' Squadron the Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment, Cottesmore. The 'B' prefixed code denotes a RAF aircraft - note the TTTE 'dart' in front of the code
Specially-marked ZA559 'F' of 15 Squadron salutes Lossiemouth in fine style, June 1994. No.15 (R) acts as the UK’s Tornado Operational Conversion Unit
GR.1A ZA401 'R' of 2 Squadron,
Screaming past the Old Man of Hoy in Scotland, a GR.1B of 12 Squadron carrying a pair of Sea Eagles under the fuselage
Top view of a 9 Squadron GR.I.
A pair of 31 Squadron Tornados, carrying ALARMs.
GR.1 ZA 357 'T' of 13 Squadron, with probe deployed, getting ready to tank from HP Victor K.2 XL512 of 55 Squadron.
Flying along Cardigan Bay, Wales, a grey-schemed GR.4 of 14 Squadron with a GAF Jindivik, operated from nearby Llanbedr.
Cockpit of a GR.l.
Top view of ZA407 showing camouflage pattern.
Bottom view of ZA407 showing camouflage pattern and location of serial under tailerons.
GR.1 ZA 357 'T' of 13 Squadron, with probe deployed, getting ready to tank from HP Victor K.2 XL512 of 55 Squadron.
Flying along Cardigan Bay, Wales, a grey-schemed GR.4 of 14 Squadron with a GAF Jindivik, operated from nearby Llanbedr.