1/72 Corgi RAF Panavia Tornado GR4, Operation Ellamy, Libya 2011
Tornado GR4’s strike capabilities and the size of the Tornado GR4 force enabled the RAF to maintain the Op HERRICK (Afghanistan) commitment while having the capacity to conduct a separate, contingent Operation. The multi-role nature of the aircraft saw it conducting precise long range deep attack missions with stand-off missiles, precision urban and interdiction targeting with state-of-the-art smart weapons and vital tactical reconnaissance with specialised pods. Up to 16 Tornado GR4s were deployed to GDC at any one time.
On 19 Mar 11, four Tornado GR4s launched on an historic 3,000 mile round trip to conduct a deep strike Storm Shadow attack on key Libyan installations.
The aircraft returned to RAF Marham in the early hours of Sunday morning having achieved 8 direct hits from eight weapons delivered. A second deep strike sortie launched that same evening; as the aircraft manoeuvred for launch, they received intelligence of civilians in the target area and the attack was successfully aborted.
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