Panavia Tornado

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  1. plan_D

    plan_D Active Member

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    I haven't been on in a while because of college. But now I need everyone's help!

    One of my projects is all about the aerodynamics and control surfaces of a plane of our choice, funnily enough I chose the Panavia Tornado. Because it has many, and variable geometry wings.

    What I need for the moment is the NACA airfoil number for the Tornado's wings because I can't find it, or them, anywhere. The closest I can find is the F-111 and if I can't find the Tornado number I'll have to use the F-111's wing.
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i can't find it either all i can find is the Hawker Tornado and B-45, maybe they're a bit nervous about releasing details like that about modern aircraft still in service?
     
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    Hmm I will see what I can dig up, but I doubt I will find it as well.
     
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    All I could find was the F-15, F-14, and F-111.
     
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    The GR.1 Tornado came into service in 1981, it's hardly modern. And the NACA wing number is not going to compromise the security of information surrounding the Tornado, if there's any. It's just the size of the wing cross-section. But it's important for calculations.

    And before anyone says "the GR.4 is modern 'cos it's just been finished in 2003" I know ... but it's still being replaced soon.
     
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    I too looked yesterday. It's odd you can find virtually every other swing wing NACA number, but not the Panavia.
     
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    is it not possible it uses annother coding system 'cos there are a few planes out there without NACA profiles but other profiles.......
     
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    I've asked also some of my friends who are really interested in this kind of aircrafts.But with no success.:(
     
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    It could have a RAF airfoil profile, but I can't find that either.
     
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