The penetrating roar of jet engines accompanied by the unmistakable thud of machine-gun fire, heart pumping explosions and fierce heat from fireballs will have crowds on their feet in a flurry of anticipation and adrenaline at Wings & Wheels 2012 as the RAF Tornado GR4 display perform an astonishing and intense simulated attack on the airfield. It’s guaranteed to blow your mind!
Never before seen at the charity airshow the Tornado GR4, which has been successfully deployed on military operations in Iraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Libya, will be showcasing its complex weapons system amongst a torrent of smoke, fire and explosions as the two aircraft live up to their name by swooping, diving and rolling in an aggressive and exciting display of power and force.
Set to be a firm favourite with Wings & Wheels thrill seekers, the RAF Tornado will also blow the mind of aviation enthusiasts with its technical capabilities. Powered by two Rolls-Royce turbofan engines, the GR4 is capable of low-level supersonic flight and can sustain high subsonic cruise speed. The variable geometry, two-seat, day or night, all-weather attack aircraft is capable of delivering a wide variety of weapons including Air Launched Anti-Radiation Missiles, Storm Shadow missiles, Brimstone missiles and is equipped with an integral 27mm Mauser cannon capable of firing 1700 rounds per minute.
Nancy Edwards, Wings & Wheels Event Manager, comments: “The Tornado GR4 has never before been seen at Wings & Wheels and nothing can quite prepare you for the intense thrill of gun-fire and explosions accompanied by the awe inspiring sound of jet engines. Visitors to the Show are in for a visual delight as the Tornado display is going to be a captivating addition to the event providing a fantastic insight into the work that the RAF do while out on operations and the astonishing capabilities of the aircraft which are in service.”
The RAF Tornado GR4 Display is one of a number of new additions to the phenomenal 5 hour aviation line up at Wings & Wheels 2012 and will be performing on both Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August at Dunsfold Park near Guildford, Surrey. Tickets start from £18 for adults, £40 for a family (2 adults and 3 children aged 5 – 15yrs), £5 for children aged between 5 and 15yrs and under 5s are free. For more information visit www.wingsandwheels.net or to book tickets call 08712 305572.