Panavia Aircaft GmbH / BAe - UK / MBB - Germany / Alenia - Italy
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Panavia Tornado IDS GR.4 production variant)
2 x Turbo-Union RB199-34R Mk 103 turbofan engines developing 17,270 lb thrust with afterburner.
(2,400 kph | 1,296 kts)
(15,240 m | 9 mi)
(1,400 km | 2,593 nm)
♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
2 x 27mm Mauser internal cannons.
Up to 19,840lb of externally-held drop/launch ordnance to include guided air-to-air / air-to-surface missiles, conventional drop bombs, precision-guided ordnance, cruise missiles, jettisonable fuel tanks and special-mission pods.
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry.
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
This entry's maximum listed speed (1,491mph).
Graph average of 1,125 miles-per-hour.
Panavia Tornado IDS GR.4 operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
The 3 qualities we look at for a balanced aircraft design are altitude, speed, and range.
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
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