The Tornado is a European multipurpose military aircraft well known around the world thanks to performances and flexibility. Designed and built as a collaborative project in the UK, Germany and Italy, the Tornado programme was initiated in 1968 and known as Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA). Since the early eighties the Tornado has been used in a lot of different real war missions and this makes the product interesting not only for the military enthusiast but also for all simmers. The possibility to explore a Flight Simulator scenery at a speed of Mach 2.2 could be another interesting features.
Animated cockpit canopy, pilots' head, control surfaces airbrakes, flaps, spoilers, rudders, ailerons, thrust reverser, intake suction relief doors, refueling probe and wing sweep, afterburner, vortices, wheels
Cockpits: High detail 2D cockpit including animated moving map, rear view mirrors - Very high detailed Virtual Cockpit with all working instruments.
Liveries, Models : RAF Desert Storm (IDS) - RAF Desert Storm (Mig Eater) - Italian standard livery (IDS ground attack) - Ital Tiger Meet livery (IDS ground attack) - German Luftwaffe (IDS Ground Attack) - German Marine (IDS Ground attack) - German Tiger Meet (Recce) - Saudi standard camouflage (IDS Ground attack) - Avsim livery (IDS Ground Attack) - SimFlight.com (IDS Ground Attack) - Clear livery to be repainted by end users.
Innovative Terrain Following radar system that keeps the aircraft flying at a set altitude above the ground.
High detail HUD that includes switches for true or magnetic heading, true airspeed or indicated airspeed and brightness. HUD includes Radar altimeter, Bank Angle, Velocity Vector, Heading Rate and Vertical Rate!
Working ground proximity warning system (bitching Betty)
Animated threat display, Moving Map
Automated or manual flap / wing sweep system.
very advanced in-flight refueling module (for FS2002 only): Radar guidance to tanker - Complete procedure is guided by sound files and text messages, based on available NATO documents, highly realistic - Includes KC10/VC10 tanker with protection F16 fighter in formation - Can refuel ANY aircraft in-flight - Configuration file editable to increase or decrease realism.
CFS3 : the aircraft has a full weapons and damage model and is fully capable of using any weapon that is supported on CFS3 (no guided weapons). Can dogfight other owners of the Tornado or, when it is released, our Tiger Meet Falcon F16's.