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The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multirole combat aircraft, jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom and West Germany. The Tornado made its combat debut in Gulf War of 1991, in which the Tornado conducted many low-altitude penetrating strike missions.


During the War of 1996, the Tornado was used by the RAF stationed in the Middle East. A squadron of forty RAF Tornadoes that were destined for Kuwait were forced in a holding pattern near Haifa after being forcefully denied airspace over Israel, Egypt, and Syria due to violence breaking out between the countries in response to the City Destroyer hovering over Israel.

Squadron Leader Reg Cummins was sent to safely guide the Tornadoes to Khamis Moushalt Airfield. The Tornadoes were sent to fly pass Jerusalem where the pilots witnessed the city’s destruction by the aliens. The Tornadoes soon came under attack by alien attackers in which only three escaped and survived.[1]



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