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    AirForces Monthly - FREE Tornado Supplement!


    FREE SUPPLEMENT: Tornado GR Tribute
    A tough act to follow

    AFMs regular columnist, Air Power Association President, Air Marshal (Retd) Greg Bagwell CB, CBE, introduces our special coverage of the Royal Air Forces Tornado GR Force as it prepares to call time on an unmatched combat record.

    Cold War warrior
    When first fielded by the RAF, the Tornado GR1s primary responsibility was to provide a credible nuclear deterrent against the Warsaw Pact forces massed to the east. RAF Germany was the tip of the spear, as Air Marshal (Retd) Greg Bagwell CB, CBE recounts to Thomas Newdick.

    Baptism of fire - Operation Granby
    Jamie Hunter recalls the first time the RAF Tornado GR1 was used in anger - above Iraq in 1991 during the first Gulf War - in what were some of the most daring and intense combat missions since World War Two.

    Stingers at Spang
    Spangdahlem Air Base hosted a Combat Readiness Exercise in March, when Vipers from the Ohio Air National Guards 112th Fighter Squadron touched down in Germany. Adrian Stuermer and Dalibor Ankovic were there.

    Inzpired exercise

    Paul E Eden visited RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, for an exclusive oversight of last years second Exercise Cobra Warrior, discovering how contractor Inzpire works within No 92 Squadron in a prime expression of the RAFs Whole Force approach.

    View to a kill Part 2
    In the concluding part of their short-range air-to-air missiles feature, Douglas Barrie and Piotr Butowski assess the current offerings from China, Israel, Japan, Russia and South Africa.


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