Duxford October Bimbles ~ 09Oct18
Photos of warbirds, classic jets and museum visits
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 7:38 pm
Visited today, the American Museum is all fenced off around the whole place. Apparently the Tornado is acting as a stand in for an F-111 hence the US style repaint. If I was a betting man, given some of the props out the back and the vehicles it’s Wonder Woman1984 that’s being filmed.
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 8:43 pm
Ahhh so thats where the Tornado went, it was at White Waltham a couple of weeks ago being painted..
As posted on the Facebook 'Aircraft wrecks and relics' group by Stuart Scott
Ex Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR1 ZA355.
Aircraft was one of the last GR1s in operational service and was finished as she last flew in all over grey looking very similar to a current spec GR4. First flown on 28/11/1980, this aircraft served the first part of her operational life on TTTE (Tri Tornado Training Establishment) with tail code B55 before being allocated to 15 Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth. Last flown 31/05/2001, this aircraft was retired to a ground instructional role where she served as the RAF Lossiemouth weapons load trainer as a ground instructional airframe for: 14 Sqn, 15 Sqn, 12 Sqn and 617 Sqn. TAA tail code and XV squadron markings on the fin.
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 10:05 am
I've tried looking in all the usual places but can't find if the serial number on the tail actually fits a 'real' aircraft? Any ideas?
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 10:25 am
From what I've been told it's a made up number and doesn't apply to any specific aircraft.
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 10:29 am
Pen Pusher wrote:From what I've been told it's a made up number and doesn't apply to any specific aircraft.
OK, thanks Brian. Thought as much but you never know.
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 12:18 pm
Such irony that Duxford has a real F-111 and yet because of the (in my view) incredibly foolish layout it is easier to bring in a Tornado on the back of a truck than just roll out the Aardvark.
What a shame!
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 11:44 am
MiG_Eater wrote:Such irony that Duxford has a real F-111 and yet because of the (in my view) incredibly foolish layout it is easier to bring in a Tornado on the back of a truck than just roll out the Aardvark.
What a shame!
That does sound truly barmy!
However, I'm sure that very few of the viewers of the forth-coming film will be any the wiser.
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