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Developed from the Panavia Tornado GR1, the Air Defence Variant (ADV) Tornado began life as the radarless F2, introduced into service in 1985 with 229 OCU at RAF Coningsby. The F3, equipped with the Foxhunter radar, quickly replaced the F2 from a year later and would serve with eight front-line units (seven squadrons and 1435 Flight), replacing both the Phantom and Lightning in the air defence role. In all, 152 F3s were delivered, with 13 being lost through attrition. Key – Gary Parsons

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