Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby GME-AirFoto on Tue 22 May 2012, 11:13 am

After the horrible weather during the Italian AF Tornado detachment in April we had a nice day at Lechfeld to catch both special painted ECR Tornados of JaboG 32. The main focus was the Monster Tonka in this perfect weather. Unfortunately this beauty has just a few FH left, currently it should be less then 10 till scrapping.

Early morning 8:45 local
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The Tiger will participate at NTM 2012
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Hang loose :rock:
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Some of the LTG61 Transall are based at Lechfeld for 3 month due to runway repair at their homebase Landsberg/Penzing
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Welcome to 322 squardon - the Monsters
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Back after the flight
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Some photos of the beauty
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Hope you like it, and C&C are always welcome.

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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby TomTwin on Tue 22 May 2012, 11:33 am

Nice set there! :clap: That last Tornado looks evil, whoever thought up the scheme is a genius! :biggrin:
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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby DanBeeden on Tue 22 May 2012, 11:48 am

Very nice indeed - the Germans really do themselves proud with all this stunning artwork. I prefer the Tiger scheme I think
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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby TIGER TIM on Tue 22 May 2012, 10:07 pm

The tail of the Tiger Jet looks superb but I think the fuselage is a little OTT :dunno:
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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby Macc on Tue 22 May 2012, 11:39 pm

Two excellent schemes, would love to see the Monster jet at RIAT this year! Excellent photos too, well done.
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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby Stu on Wed 23 May 2012, 6:52 am

Look great ! :clap:
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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby Trevster on Wed 23 May 2012, 11:20 am

Now THAT'S a paintscheme!!! :lol: :rock:
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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby IanOlder on Wed 23 May 2012, 12:32 pm

Trevster wrote:Now THAT'S a paintscheme!!! :lol: :rock:

Absolutely, a superb set but the elevated shots and those in front of the HAS really stand out. :clap:
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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby Kenny on Thu 24 May 2012, 9:14 am

THAT is what RAF specials should be like
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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby GME-AirFoto on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 11:30 am

Macc wrote:Two excellent schemes, would love to see the Monster jet at RIAT this year! Excellent photos too, well done.

Unfortunately the monster will be scrapped till RIAT.

Thanks for all the feedback.
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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby capercaillie on Fri 01 Jun 2012, 11:58 am

GME-AirFoto wrote:
Macc wrote:Two excellent schemes, would love to see the Monster jet at RIAT this year! Excellent photos too, well done.

Unfortunately the monster will be scrapped till RIAT.

Thanks for all the feedback.


Thats a shame. Do they still have the "Lego" Tiger Tonka as well? The ECRs seem to be not having very long lives in comparison to the strike aircraft, only 15-18 years of service?
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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby GME-AirFoto on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 2:55 pm

capercaillie wrote:
GME-AirFoto wrote:
Macc wrote:Two excellent schemes, would love to see the Monster jet at RIAT this year! Excellent photos too, well done.

Unfortunately the monster will be scrapped till RIAT.

Thanks for all the feedback.


Thats a shame. Do they still have the "Lego" Tiger Tonka as well? The ECRs seem to be not having very long lives in comparison to the strike aircraft, only 15-18 years of service?


Yes and no. Before the 46+29 became a Monster it was wearing the Lego Tiger scheme. The Monster livery is painted over the old Lego scheme as you can see in the photo. There is a Tiger deep inside every Monster :smile:

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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby RickIngham on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 3:43 pm

Cracking set of pics! :clap: All the colourful Tornado's are nice but I've always wanted to see the white C-160!
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Re: Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

Postby Lloyd H on Sun 03 Jun 2012, 6:42 pm

I do love the schemes the Germans come up with, great set of shots. :rock:
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