Aviation Photo #1425010: Panavia Tornado F3 - UK - Air Force


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Mark McEwan
    UK - Air Force
    Panavia Tornado F3
    Panavia Tornado
    Panavia Tornado
    Panavia
    532/AS017/3239
    ZE164
    GD
    Leuchars (St. Andrews)
    Scotland
    United Kingdom
    2008
  • 161

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November 19, 2008
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Standing by...Q1 - the designator for one of two Tornado F3s on Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) or just Q for short - sits fully crewed-up in its Hardened Aircraft Shelter (HAS). Nos. 43(F) and 111(F) Squadrons are the last remaining Tornado F3 units tasked to provide crews and aircraft at 10 minutes readiness, 365 days a year, to police the UK's airspace. Q jets are typically armed with 4x AMRAAM and 4x ASRAAM air-to-air missiles, plus high explosive rounds for its internally mounted 27mm Mauser cannon.
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Comments (2)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Dress (and ready) to Kill.....
Anonymous
3 years ago
Who's that sitting in the cockpit ????? the lad looks very much like my son Chris D.M whos an air frame tach at leuchers and was on the f3,s and Q during 2008.
many thanks for all the great photos and information thats passed on to us mere morals.