The first ᴀɪʀᴄʀᴀғᴛ in the Royal Air Force’s fleet to be entirely conceived with the digital era in mind was the Panavia Tornado. The type had a significant advantage in electronic ᴡᴀʀꜰᴀʀᴇ and could readily jam or fool the defenses of the adversary due to the fact that it was equipped with very sophisticated automated systems.
However, the strike attack ᴀɪʀᴄʀᴀғᴛ was initially conceived as far back as the 1970s, and it could carry either conventional or nuclear ᴡᴇᴀᴘᴏɴs and operate far and wide throughout Europe at an extremely low level.
With such state-of-the-art features, the Tornado quickly became one of the most advanced ground attack aircraft of its time and provided the Royal Air Force with a cutting-edge front-liner that was still creating havoc at the turn of the century…
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