Tornado GR.4s that made it...

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Aside from ZA452 on display at the Midlands Air Museum, ZA469 now at Duxford. And ZA607 that arrived at Sealand during the farewell flypasts tour And rather than trawling up the older threads The next one for display is ZA556 which arrived at The Defence Academy of the UK at Shrivenham earlier this week Others have of course gone for GI use last year at RAF Cosford RAF Honington Humberside airport and RAF Wittering
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According to Fighter Control, the following other jets have been earmarked for preservation/GI: ZA587 / 055 ZA613 / 075 ZD744 / 092 ZG752 / 129 (Camo retirement scheme) ZG771 / 133 (RAF Marham Centenary tail) The two special tails of ZG775 / 134 (IX Sqn) and ZD716 / 084 (31 Sqn) will also be saved and preserved/displayed at the new bases for those two squadrons. Apparently it is just the tails being saved though, not the whole airframes. Here's a few shots of the final days:

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Once the last remaining airframes have actively been sighted/confirmed at a final destination. I will update this, until then I'm not going on whatever it says anywhere else. Nice pics LN. Shame that nice weather didn't hold for the nine ship. And your knee is better.

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Honington will get 3 frames eventually

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Very sad that 9 sqn at Lossimouth can not keep the complete Tornado ZG775. After being the first operational RAF Tornado squadron with continuous service. The Squadron deserves better than just a tail to remember past endeavours. After all what use is the airframe now ?
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ZG752 (camo) is supposed to be one of those destined for Honington.
Shame that nice weather did hold for the nine ship. And your knee is better.
Getting there, albeit very slowly. Thank you.

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ZA475 was retired in 2001/2002 as a GR.1B and not updated to GR.4 standard as per the thread title

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Well you can forget ZG775 (the 9 Sqn special) in the first photo as that and ZD848 have gone for scrap since I last posted
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I'm glad they put a black radome on '752, Pinkie with a grey radome just looks wrong!

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Nice shots TonyT Not all will be saved, but someday the Cosford jets will be available, 019 ZA447 is of course MiG Eater, So hopefully that has a spot reserved someday. Pinkie didn't make it, but you can buy bits of it...

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They are on the training fleet, I took them on Thursday this week.