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Raf Fast Jet Aircraft

Volume 268: debated on Tuesday 12 December 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list those manoeuvres in respect of each RAF fast jet aircraft type for which standard operating procedures require the use of reheat. [5174]

The manoeuvres for which the Tornado GR 1, F3 and Jaguar aircraft require reheat are:

  • Take Off
  • Single Engine Overshoot
  • Low level Abort
  • Maximum rate turns
  • Maximum performance climb
  • Acrobatic manoeuvres in the vertical.

Reheat may also be required during air combat manoeuvring—above 5,000 ft—and in the interests of flight safety.