Tornado pilot's radar model

£2400
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Tornado pilot's radar model

£2400

A 3 dimensional Tornado pilot's radar training model, by Denzil Skinner & Co ltd., of Hartley Wintney, circa 1975.

The scale model of a Tornado, sits on a vertical axle which rotates 180 degrees, with rod set a 90 degrees, the coloured rods are marked with with vectors in 7 layers.

VELOCITY DRIFT - VELOCITY HEADING

VELOCITY ACROSS TRACK - VELOCITY ALONG TRACK

VELOCITY EAST - VELOCITY NORTH (fixed in postilion, does not rotate).

Y RADAR - X RADAR

Y HUD - X HUD

Y R-RETICLE - X R-RETICLE

 

Height: 60 cm.

Width: 46 cm.

Depth: 32 cm.

With a purpose built wooden transit case.

 

1/50 scale Tornado model, with moving swing wings.

 

The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multi-role combat aircraft, jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom and Germany, and was first flown on the14th of August 1974. 

The Tornado incorporates a combined navigation/attack Doppler radar that simultaneously scans for targets and conducts fully automated terrain-following for low-level flight operations. Being able to conduct all-weather hands-off low-level flight was considered one of the core advantages of the Tornado.