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Old 2011-02-20, 22:05   #1
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Default Photo ID on RAF Tornado GR.4 Equipment?

Hey guys, I found this picture of a GR4, and I dunno what that is on the centre pylon.

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I think this is another picture of it aswell..
JetPhotos.Net Photo ? ZE116 (CN: 3227) United Kingdom - Royal Air Force (RAF) Panavia Tornado GR.4A by Roberto Sammut

I think its a targeting system but I dunno..

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Old 2011-02-20, 22:23   #2
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some sort of nav/targeting/ecm pod....no clue really

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Old 2011-02-21, 01:05   #3
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auxiliary fuel tank??

matches a similar paint to the wing tanks.

ECM and targeting would be on outboard pylons (i believe)


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Old 2011-02-21, 01:23   #4
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fuel tank

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Old 2011-02-21, 07:29   #5
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looks too small to be a fuel tank.

I doubt its any kind of targeting pod since the GR4 has pretty advanced built in targeting systems so there should be no need for an external one.

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Old 2011-02-21, 07:54   #6
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looks too small to be a fuel tank.

I doubt its any kind of targeting pod since the GR4 has pretty advanced built in targeting systems so there should be no need for an external one.
that is what i was thinking but feasibly there is nothing else it could be than a centerline drop able tank.


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Old 2011-02-21, 12:38   #7
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Looks like a travel pod.

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Old 2011-02-21, 13:01   #8
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I believe thats a raptor pod fopr the tornado
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EDIT: looks a bit big to be the RAPTOR, could be the TIALD targeting pod
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Old 2011-02-21, 15:44   #9
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EDIT: looks a bit big to be the RAPTOR, could be the TIALD targeting pod
Don't think it's that either, wrong shape and there doesn't seem to be any optics/sensors on it.

Im with Cp on this, maybe some kind of travel pod. Looks like it's at an air show, so it's feasible.
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Old 2011-02-21, 15:55   #10
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EDIT: looks a bit big to be the RAPTOR, could be the TIALD targeting pod
Says it was made for the GR1 and I very much doubt they use is on the GR4 as like I said before, the GR4 has pretty advanced targeting pods built into it so there isn't much point in putting an external one on, let alone one that is 20yrs old.

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