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GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« on: September 30, 2021, 11:46:52 AM »
https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-raf-tornado-fighter-arrives-at-ulster-aviation-society-hanger-in-lisburn-40900686.html
As in the title. I'm wondering if guys had heard about this by now ? If so I've had my head in the sand .🤦

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Re: GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2021, 12:56:15 PM »
The journey was documented on their FB page. 
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Re: GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2021, 01:21:25 PM »
This was meant to have arrived a few years back, but then Covid scuppered things.
Somehow I very much doubt it will be ready for public viewing in a week, there will be a great deal of work involved.
Great to see the UAS continuing to grow. :)

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Re: GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2021, 04:32:01 PM »
This was meant to have arrived a few years back, but then Covid scuppered things.
Somehow I very much doubt it will be ready for public viewing in a week, there will be a great deal of work involved.
Great to see the UAS continuing to grow. :)

I was at UAS a few years ago, one of the members said, at one point, they were going to receive it as the Tornados were being disbanded, and the local Tonka pilot was going to fly it over, with a few high speed passes at UAS included... but I think that was always going to be wishful thinking.

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Re: GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2021, 06:13:35 PM »
They did say it arrived at RAF Aldergrove and was then transported down to UAS. I never heard off any tonka coming in in the last few weeks.



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Re: GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2021, 11:24:24 PM »
They did say it arrived at RAF Aldergrove and was then transported down to UAS. I never heard off any tonka coming in in the last few weeks.

Not sure why it said that as that's not what happened.

The plane was disassembled over in England and came across by road transport.
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Re: GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2021, 11:47:47 PM »
This is a shot I took of ZG771 from Turnip Towers back in 2017.

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Re: GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2021, 11:26:43 AM »
They did say it arrived at RAF Aldergrove and was then transported down to UAS. I never heard off any tonka coming in in the last few weeks.

Actually that is what happened , moved by JARTS (Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transport Section) by road from Boscombe Down is arrived by Stena on Wednesday evening and, as it was a military convoy, stayed overnight at the Aldergrove Air Wing moving down to MLK early on Thursday morning. The JARTS team are reassembling the aircraft completely whilst they are here so it should be completed by tomorrow.

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Not sure why it said that as that's not what happened.

The plane was disassembled over in England and came across by road transport.

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Re: GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2021, 12:31:30 PM »
Very impressive they got it reassembled so quickly, those folk must be dynamite at building Airfix kits  :)

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2021, 12:45:16 PM »
Very impressive they got it reassembled so quickly, those folk must be dynamite at building Airfix kits  :)

It goes together easier than the Revell 1/48th one  ;D

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2021, 04:50:56 PM »
And its finished  :D

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Re: GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2021, 02:29:39 PM »
Quick visit on Wednesday, the engines still need to be delivered and fitted once other paperwork is in place.

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Re: GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2021, 05:33:33 PM »
She looks right at home.

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Re: GR4 Tornado arrives at UAS
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2021, 12:11:46 PM »
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