46+54, TLG 51 „Immelmann“, Schleswig-Jagel Air Base, Germany, July 2017
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51 was formed by renaming Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 on September 30, 2013. This unit, equipped with IDS and ECR Tornados, is based at the Schleswig-Holstein base Schleswig-Jagel. The marking of Tornado coded 46+54,
was sprayed in standard Norm 95 three shades of grey but has been complemented with tiger stripes on the external drop tanks
and rudder, while a drawing of a feline beast and the inscription NATO TIGERS have been added to the vertical fin. All the paintwork
was made due to participation of the aircraft at Tiger Meet 2017 exercise in Landivisiau, France.
46+57, AG 51, Schleswig-Jagel Air Base, Germany, July 2013
Aufklärungsgeschwader 51, the predecessor of TaktLwG 51, was re-launched in January 1994. The previous AG 51, along with its
sister AG 52 unit (both flying RF-4E reconnaissance Phantoms), was disbanded in mid-1993. The newly formed AG 51 received
the Tornado IDS supplemented with the ECR version. The Tornado ECR in this livery was presented at the 2013 Tiger Meet held in
Ørland, Norway, where AG 51 won the Silver Tiger Trophy.
INFO Eduard - FEBRUARY 2022