Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

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Colourful ECR Tornados at Lechfeld Base in sunny May

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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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Nice set there! :clap: That last Tornado looks evil, whoever thought up the scheme is a genius! :biggrin:

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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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The tail of the Tiger Jet looks superb but I think the fuselage is a little OTT :dunno:

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

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Look great ! :clap:
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Now THAT'S a paintscheme!!! :lol: :rock:
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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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THAT is what RAF specials should be like

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

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