The Tornado is a phemenal flying machine born of Tri-national collaboration between the UK, Germany and Italy. This jack of all trades, became master of them all a truly multi role platform. First introduced in 1979 over 992 variants have been built and many will continue in service until 2020. The Tornado has been present in most major conflicts since their arrival on the military scene. Deservedly the stuff of legends, the history of the Tornado is comprehensively told in this illustrated hardback book and is an invaluable addition to any enthusiast library. The DVD has film of Tornados in action in the Middle East and see the IDs version hurtle down steep sided valleys carrying 8000lb bomb loads without any pylons. It is the fastest aircraft in the world at tree top level.
JOHN CHRISTOPHER is an author, balloon pilot and life-long space enthusiast who was lucky enough to meet Buzz Aldrin. He is currently the editor of Airship and Aerostat, he has previously written Balloons at War and Brunel's Kingdom for The History Press and lives in Gloucestershire.