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Tornado
 
Latest update: March 2019

Company: Panavia (consortium of Italian, German and United Kingdom aircraft manufacturers).
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.

 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Germany Tornado 5       5 0   5         0
  Tornado IDS 256       256 0 35 171         50
  Tornado IDS(T) 67       67 0 10 41         16
  Tornado ECR 35       35 0 2 12         21
Italy Tornado IDS 74       74 0 12 34         28
  Tornado IDS(T) 12       12 0 2 6         4
  Tornado ECR 16       16 0             16
  Tornado F3           0         20 20 0
  Tornado F3(T)           0         4 4 0
Saudi Arabia Tornado IDS 66       66 0 6 3         57
  Tornado IDS(R) 6       6 0 1           5
  Tornado IDS(T) 24       24 0 6           18
  Tornado ADV 18       18 0 2 16         0
  Tornado ADV(T) 6       6 0   6         0
UK Tornado 7       7 0 1 6         0
  Tornado GR1 78       78 0 39 39         0
  Tornado GR1A 5       5 0 4 1         0
  Tornado F2 20       20 0   20         0
  Tornado F2A 1       1 0   1         0
  Tornado F3 152       152 0 14 138     24 24 0
  Tornado GR4 120       120 0 7 113         0
  Tornado GR4A 25       25 0 2 23         0
Total   993       993 0 143 635     48 48 215
 
Tornado variants
 
Variant: Role:                        
     
Tornado IDS InterDiction Strike.  
Tornado ECR Electronic Combat Reconnaissance.  
Tornado GR1 RAF designation of the IDS.  
Tornado GR1A RAF modernized GR1 for reconnaissance missions.  
Tornado GR1B RAF modernized GR1 for anti-ship missions..  
Tornado GR4 RAF upgraded GR1, GR1B.  
Tornado GR4A RAF upgraded GR1A.  
ADV Air Defence Variant.  
Tornado F2 RAF version of the ADV  
Tornado F2A RAF upgraded F2  
Tornado F3 RAF version of the ADV  
                           

Germany:

Two wings are equipped with the Tornado.

Italy:

One wing operating the Tornado within three squadrons. The Italian Air Force leased 24 Tornado F3s from the Royal Air Force. The Tornadoes were used to provide air defence in the period between the withdrawal from service of the F-104 Starfighter and entry into service of the EF-2000.

Saudi Arabia:

One wing has all the Royal Saudi Air Force Tornadoes assigned which are operated by three squadrons. The Tornado ADVs have all been withdrawn from service with the Typhoon F2 / T3 entering service.

United Kingdom:

9 and 31 squadrons are the last two RAF squadrons to operate the Tornado. The aircraft has been replaced by the Typhoon or F-35B (617 squadron). The last aircraft will be withdrawn from service in March 2019.
Three Tornado farewell flypasts are planned over the United Kingdom
 
Photo gallery
 
German Air Force Tornado IDS JBG 33 during an exercise at Volkel. German Air Force Tornado ECR AG 51 at home base Schleswig-Jagel NTM 2012. Italian Air Force Tornado IDS 6º Stormo at Volkel.
     
Italian Air Force Tornado ECR 50º Stormo on TDY at Florennes. Saudi Arabian Air Force Tornado IDS departing RAF Fairford (RIAT 1995). Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 from the Marham Wg arrival for Frisian Flag 2016.