Panavia Tornado F.Mk 3, the best interceptor of its era? via HushKit.

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“The Stage iii measure which retired from service inwards 2011 was calorie-free years ahead of that of the F2. At its demise, the F3 was armed alongside the C-5 measure AMRAAM in addition to ASRAAM missiles, a capable Foxhunter which had automatic track-while-scan, JTIDS information link, secure radios, ameliorate identification systems in addition to capable electronic warfare equipment including a radar homing in addition to alarm receiver, towed radar decoy, chaff in addition to flares in addition to a Phimat chaff pod. The province of affairs awareness enjoyed yesteryear the crews was, arguably, ameliorate than fifty-fifty the latest generation American platforms. Regrettably, it however lacked the functioning when carrying its purpose equipment specially carrying 2250 litre tanks inwards the upper air only alongside improved province of affairs awareness in addition to long make weapons, the crew should non accept been drawn into the visual arena…if it had been employed against an aggressive opponent, the results would undoubtedly accept been surprising every bit it is unwise to underestimate an opponent. The measure which retired was ane of the close capable fighters inwards the globe and, alongside farther enhancements would accept been extremely effective.”

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