Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72nd scale AA33619 Corgi Aviation Archive Panavia Tornado GR.4 ZG752 RAF Farewell Scheme . Buy online at Flying Tigers.
As one of the world’s most capable low-level strike aircraft, able to operate at day or night and in all weather conditions, it is sobering to think that the RAF began operating the Panavia Tornado over 35 years ago and it is now very much in the twilight of its service career. Seeing plenty of action during this time, the Tornado has been at the forefront of the RAFs offensive capability, with successive upgrades and improvements allowing the aircraft to deliver the latest precision munitions effectively and gather vital battlefield reconnaissance information.
Three aircraft were presented in special schemes to mark the end of RAF Tornado operations. The GR.4 ZG752 was provided with a striking wrap around retro camouflage scheme, similar to the markings applied to the first RAF GR.1 Tornado aircraft in 1982. The tail of the aircraft carries the markings ‘Tornado GR 1982-2019’ with the spine proudly displaying all the badges from the RAF squadrons, reserve units and training establishments to operate the Tornado during its service career.