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Panavia Tornado GR1
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Info
Nation Flag United Kingdom United Kingdom
Class Multirole Combat Aircraft
Variant(s) Tornado ADV F2
Tornado ADV F3
Tornado GR1B
Cost 130 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 30%
Icon WRD Air Detection Very Good
Speed 1000 km/h
Fuel Capacity 4000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 75 s
Icon WALB Year 1979
Icon WALB Type Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype No
Weapons
Autocannon Mauser BK27 (27mm)
Cluster Bomb IBL-755 (HEAT)
AAM AIM-9L (IR)
 

The Tornado GR1 IDS is a Multi-role Combat Aircraft available to the United Kingdom and NATO. It 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 IDS or "Interdictor/Strike" was the basis for the GR1 operated by the Royal Air Force. The type is compatible with a variety of guided and unguided bombs, missiles, rockets, and specialized weaponry, such as the JP223 runway denial weapon. First delivered to the RAF in 1979, the GR1 became the basis for a variety of upgrades, to include the GR1A reconnaissance, GR1B anti-ship, and improved GR4 variants. The Tornado GR1 saw extensive use during Operation Desert Storm, making attacks with guided and unguided bombs, and runway-denial weaponry.

OverviewEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

The Tornado GR1 IDS is a moderately-priced multi-role combat aircraft available to United Kingdom and NATO decks. It carries twin Mauser BK-27 cannons, four IBL-755 high-explosive anti-tank cluster bombs, and a pair of AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles. The loadout allows the GR1 to be used to attack enemy tank columns, as well as helicopters operating in the GR1's vicinity. The GR1's ECM, rated Medium, is decent for a combat aircraft of its cost. The main drawback of the GR1 IDS is the type's lack of a long range air to air missile, and a fighter escort should be considered when sending the GR1 over hostile territory.

Red Dragon: The Torando GR1Edit

The Tornado GR1 in Wargame: Red Dragon is a multi-role combat aircraft available to United Kingdom and BLUFOR decks. The GR1 has seen a slight bump in ECM (to 30%), and its IBL-755's AP power has increased to 6 from 5. The aircraft also carries four AIM-9L's, making it more effective at attacking enemy helicopters operating in its vicinity, or defending itself against enemy aircraft that get within close range. The aircraft still lacks a long-range missile, however, and at 130 points per aircraft, a fighter escort should be considered to deal with potential interceptors when sending the GR1 over enemy territory.

WeaponsEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon Mauser BK-27 WAB Icon AIM-9L
Type Autocannon Cluster Bomb AAM
Name Twin Mauser BK-27 IBL-755 AIM-9L
Caliber 27mm, AoE 450kg, HEAT, CLUS AoE, F&F
Ammo x 360 x 4 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3150 m
Accuracy 7 4 10
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A N/A
AP Power 0 5 0
HE Power 1 0 4
Icon WALB Suppression 63 100 160
Rate of fire 1285 r/min 42 r/min 30 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon Mauser BK-27 WRD Icon AIM-9L
Type Autocannon Cluster Bomb AAM
Name Twin Mauser BK-27 IBL-755 AIM-9L
Caliber 27mm, AoE 450kg, HEAT, CLUS AoE, F&F
Ammo x 360 x 4 x 4
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2275 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3500 m
Accuracy 35% 25% 50%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 35% N/A 50%
AP Power 0 6 0
HE Power 1 0 4
Icon WALB Suppression 54 300 160
Rate of fire 1285 r/min 42 r/min 30 r/min

See AlsoEdit

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