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Designer:Panavia
Type:Tornado IDS
Name:Tornado
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Home Base:Schleswig, Germany
Category:Flightline  Row  
Event:Cooperative Cope Thunder 2004
Photo Location:Eielson AFB / Fairbanks
Print Sizes:40x60
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20x30
The black "stain" on the lower part of the tail is caused by the thrust reversers, a method to slow down the aircraft after landing. The engines are run at 100% while reflectors around the exhaust nozzles rotate and reverse the hot and speeding gasses.