The Air Tattoo will once again offer the RAF a high profile opportunity to highlight the versatility and effectiveness of its premier ground attack combat aircraft.
The RAF Tornado GR4 is a low-level supersonic strike aircraft with a variable-sweep wing enabling it to perform at both high and low speeds.
The Tornado GR4 is also a world leader in the specialised field of all-weather, day and night tactical reconnaissance. It carries state-of-the-art ASRAAM short range air-to-air missiles for self-protection along with chaff and flares and a 27mm Mauser cannon capable of firing 1700 rounds per minute.
The Tornado GR4 performing its role demo at Fairford serves with the operational conversion unit and is based at RAF Lossiemouth, in Scotland.