FBW 32 Tornado ECR 46+53 Norm 95 'dirty'

Product information "FBW 32 Tornado ECR 46+53 Norm 95 'dirty'"

High value 250 g/m2 silky luster paper poster at the size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4'', DIN A2 and DIN A1 optional) with aircraft scheme and textual descriptions.

Background story

This print shows the FBW 32 ECR Jet 46+53 from Lechfeld not only with its typical operational load, which is a captive (exercise missile without propulsion) HARM, captive AIM-9L "SIDEWINDER", external tank and the jamming POD CERBERUS C-III, but also with the black dirty look, which it gets a short while after the last wash or a depot maintennance where the jet gets rid of all color down to the shining aluminum and in the end a complete new paint.

This dark coat is typical for an operational Tornado, and is made up of unburned carbon and caused by the trust reverse system. When landing, after touchdown of the main landing gear, the pilot may support the braking action of the main brakes by use of the trust reverse (T/R) by rocking (tilting) the throttles to the outside. The thrust reverser buckets move out and direkt the thrust to the forward. Down to a rolling speed of 100 kts (NM/h)(180 km/h) the pilot may do this with full thrust - without REHEAT or afterburner of course - and has to throttle back to IDLE at and below 100 kts so that the hot gasses could not be sucked in again. Many of the little particles of unburned carbon which are in the hot gasses settle down on the fuselage, especially in the fin area and give the jet its dirty look.

(Only an example for the "dirty jet", but with a very rare configuration consisting of two underfuselage tanks and two HARMS on the inside wing stations)