The German Air Force will be participating with another aircraft in the static display at the upcoming Malta Airshow 2023. Besides the Eurofighter they are also bringing their formidable Tornado aircraft with them!
The Tornado, renowned for its sleek design and versatility, has been a cornerstone of the German Air Force for decades. The German Air Force originally took delivery of 247 Tornados, including 35 ECR anti-radar variants, the remainder being IDS strike variants. These were further supplemented between 1994 and 2005 as the German Navy either retired or transferred its own fleet of 112 Tornado IDS aircraft to the Air Force. The current German Air Force fleet has been reduced to around 90 aircraft by budget cuts but has been constantly upgraded and remains a potent combat aircraft.