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Nation Flag United Kingdom United Kingdom
Class Air Superiority Fighter
Variant(s) Tornado ADV F2
Cost 135 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 40%
Icon WRD Air Detection Exceptional
Speed 1000 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 4000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 90 s
Icon WALB Year 1988
Icon WALB Type Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype No
Weapons
Autocannon Mauser BK-27 (27mm)
AAM AIM-9L (IR)
AAM Skyflash Super TEMP (Radar)

The Tornado ADV F3 is an air superiority fighter for the United Kingdom that was introduced in Wargame: AirLand Battle.

HistoryEdit

The Panavia Tornado is a twin-engine, two-seat, swing-wing multi-role fighter used by Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. It was developed in three main variants: IDS (Interdictor/Strike), ADV (Air Defense Variant), and ECR (Electronic Combat/Reconnaissance). The genesis of the Tornado dates to the 1960's, where West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Canada began examining potential replacements for their F-104 Starfighter aircraft. The Multi-Role Combat Aircraft team saw several changes by 1969, Canada dropping out of the project for political reasons, Belgium deciding to purchase Mirage aircraft from France, and the Netherlands deciding the aircraft being developed was too complicated. Panavia GmbH was formed by the United Kingdom, West Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands (before they left the project) to produce the Tornado.

The Tornado ADV F3 or "Air Defense Variant" is an upgraded version of the ADV used by the United Kingdom, first flown in November 1985, and introduced in July 1986 to replace the F2. The F3 was equipped with more powerful engines, automatic sweeping wing, new under-wing pylons to increase AIM-9 carriage from two to four, and improvements to its Foxhunter radar.

OverviewEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

The Tornado ADV F3 is a prototype air superiority fighter available to United Kingdom decks. The main differences between the Tornado ADV F3 and its predecessor, the F2 (besides the price) are that the F3's semi-active Skyflash missile has been replaced with the longer-ranged Skyflash Super TEMP, the F3 has increased AIM-9 capacity, and has been given better ECM (Good as opposed to Medium). However, all of these improvements come at a cost: the F3 costs 140 points to the F2's 115 points. The major drawback of the ADV F3, apart from increased price, is that its Skyflash Super TEMP is a semi-active missile, which requires the ADV F3 to continue closing with its target once fired. This leaves the ADV F3 open to return fire from its target, though the Super TEMP does provide the Tornado with first shot against the majority of PACT aircraft.

Red DragonEdit

The Tornado F.3 in Wargame: Red Dragon is an air superiority fighter available to United Kingdom and BLUFOR decks. It is left largely untouched from its AirLand Battle configuration, albeit with slightly improved ECM (40%). It costs 135 points per aircraft, carries the same weapon loadout, but is also no longer a prototype. Its advantages and disadvantages are largely the same in Red Dragon as in AirLand Battle.

WeaponsEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon Mauser BK-27 WAB Icon AIM-9L
Type Autocannon AAM AAM
Name Mauser BK-27 Skyflash Super TEMP AIM-9L
Caliber 27mm, AoE AoE, SA AoE, F&F
Ammo x 180 x 4 x 4
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 7000 m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3150 m
Accuracy 7 10 10
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A N/A
AP Power 0 0 0
HE Power 1 6 4
Icon WALB Suppression 63 240 160
Rate of fire 391 r/min 30 r/min 30 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon Mauser BK-27 WRD Icon AIM-9L
Type Autocannon AAM AAM
Name Mauser BK-27 AIM-9L Skyflash Super TEMP
Caliber 27mm, AoE AoE, F&F AoE, SA
Ammo x 180 x 4 x 4
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3500 m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 8400 m
Accuracy 35% 50% 50%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 35% 50% 50%
AP Power 0 0 0
HE Power 1 4 6
Icon WALB Suppression 54 160 240
Rate of fire 391 r/min 30 r/min 30 r/min

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