Tornado IDS WTD61 (Germany)

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This page is about the strike aircraft Tornado IDS WTD61 (Germany). For other versions, see Tornado (Family).
◄Tornado IDS WTD61
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◄Tornado IDS WTD61
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Wehrtechnische Dienststelle 61, or the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Aircraft and Aeronautical Equipment and Airworthiness Center for Aircraft, is a special testing center for the task of testing and evaluating of military aircraft and aerial weapon systems. One of the many aircraft they operate include a small selection of Tornado IDS aircraft, for future weapon systems on the Tornado airframe. WTD 61 was responsible for testing the integration of the upgraded avionics and ordnance later fitted on German Tornado IDS aircraft through the ASSTA standard, while also tinkering with and testing various other experimental systems, including the more famous laser-guided Sidewinder missile.

The ◄Tornado IDS WTD61 is a premium pack top tier German strike aircraft introduced in Update "Air Superiority". It is almost identical to the event Tornado IDS Marineflieger, with the only difference being the lack of AS.34 Kormoran anti-ship missiles. As such, it is almost completely identical in gameplay as well, being outclassed by most aircraft it faces in dedicated air battles, and also having somewhat underwhelming CAS capability at its battle rating in mixed battles due to the lack of guided ordnance. All in all, the Tornado IDS WTD 61 serves best in the role of a frontline bomber-interdictor for grinding silver lions and research points, due to its respectable top speed and bomb load plus its premium bonuses. One must always avoid direct engagement against enemy aircraft when flying the Tornado IDS, as its small air-to-air loadout of two AIM-9Ls is further reduced in effectiveness due to the poor handling and heavy weight of the Tornado family of aircraft.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 11 582 m2 308 km/h
Turn time29 s
Max altitude13 000 m
EngineTurbo-Union RB199-34R Mk.103
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight0 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 11,582 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock ___ ___ 13000 __._ __._ __._ __._ 800
Upgraded 2,342 2,308 28.6 29.0 220.6 195.0


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute Thrust reversal
Limits Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
Min sweep 972 520 972 552 440 ~__ ~__
Max sweep 1,555 N/A N/A N/A ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 670 < 650 < 700 -

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Turbo-Union RB199-34R Mk.103 2 14,709 kg ___ kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight (each) Type 16m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 56m fuel
968 kg Afterburning low-bypass turbofan 16,236 kg 16,523 kg 17,429 kg 18,789 kg 19,799 kg 25,254 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 16m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 56m fuel MGW
Stationary 3,777 kgf 7,293 kgf 0.90 0.88 0.84 0.78 0.74 0.58
Optimal 4,192 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
8,155 kgf
(1,400 km/h)
1.00 0.99 0.94 0.87 0.82 0.65

Survivability and armour

Aircraft countermeasures to distract IR and radar-guided missiles and also AA radar
Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear0 km/h

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Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 441 Sl icon.png
RB5 738 Sl icon.png
SB7 318 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 350 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 80 / 320 / 600 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 238 / 238 / 238 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods jet engine.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods armor frame.png
Mods armor cover.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Mods ammo.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mods g suit.png
Mods weapon.png
Mods jet engine extinguisher.png


Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs) Lead indicator
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Offensive armament

Main article: Mauser BK27 (27 mm)

The Tornado IDS WTD61 (Germany) is armed with:

  • 2 x 27 mm Mauser BK27 cannons, chin-mounted (180 rpg = 360 total)

Suspended armament

The Tornado IDS WTD61 (Germany) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Hardpoints Tornado GR.1.png
1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs 1, 2 1, 2* 1, 2* 1* 1, 2* 1, 2* 1, 2
1,000 lb Mk 83 AIR bombs 1, 2 1, 2* 1, 2* 1* 1, 2* 1, 2* 1, 2
AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles 1 1
Large calibre countermeasures 28 28
1,500 l drop tanks 1 1
* Bombs on hardpoint 6 cannot be equipped with dual bomb mounts on hardpoints 4-8
Default weapon presets
  • 2 x 1,500 l drop tanks
  • 56 x large calibre countermeasures
  • 2 x AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles
  • 7 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (7,000 lb total)
  • 12 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (12,000 lb total)
  • 7 x 1,000 lb Mk 83 AIR bombs (7,000 lb total)
  • 12 x 1,000 lb Mk 83 AIR bombs (12,000 lb total)
  • 4 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (4,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Variable wing sweep aircraft - can be used as a fighter after bombing, if required
  • Has radar gun assist with its tracking radar
  • Favorable matchmaking area where it will not frequently see most of the next-generation fighters, which means less uptiers, where the Tornado will have a hard time to be competitive
  • Grants more RP and SL per action due to premium status


  • Requires special procedures and speed control to work well as a fighter
  • Full bombing loadout will severely limit its maximum speed to 1.05 MACH
  • Most basic loadout of all Tornado bombers - only dumb bombs
    • Has anti-ship search radar, but no special equipment to capitalize on it
  • Radar gun assist has shorter range than other Tornado planes by 300 m (at 1.2km) which is getting way too close for comfort in head-on fights
  • Cannons deal low damage to planes unless the target was set on fire


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See also

Related development
Other jet planes with variable sweep wings

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.

Panavia Aircraft GmbH
Strike Aircraft  Tornado (Family)
Germany  ◄Tornado IDS WTD61 · ◄Tornado IDS ASSTA1 · ◄Tornado IDS MFG
UK  Tornado GR.1 · Tornado F.3 · Tornado F.3 Late
Italy  Tornado ADV · ▄Tornado IDS (1995)

Germany jet aircraft
Ar 234  Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-3
He 162  He 162 A-1 · He 162 A-2
Ho 229  Ho 229 V3
Me 163  Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0
Me 262 A  Me 262 A-1a · Me 262 A-1a/Jabo · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a
Me 262 C  Me 262 C-1a · Me 262 C-2b
Tornado  ◄Tornado IDS WTD61 · ◄Tornado IDS MFG · ◄Tornado IDS ASSTA1
West Germany  Alpha Jet A
USA  ◄F-84F
  ◄CL-13A Mk 5 · ◄CL-13B Mk.6 · ◄F-86K
  ◄F-4F Early · ◄F-4F · ◄F-4F KWS LV
USSR  ◊MiG-15bis
  ◄MiG-21 SPS-K · ◊MiG-21MF · ◊MiG-21bis-SAU · ◊MiG-21 "Lazur-M"
  ◊MiG-23BN · ◊MiG-23MF · ◊MiG-23MLA
  ◊MiG-29 · ◄MiG-29G
  ◊Su-22UM3K · ◊Su-22M4
Poland  ◊Lim-5P
Britain  ◄Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ◌Hunter F.58 (Swiss)
Italy  ◄G.91 R/3 · ◄G.91 R/4

Germany premium aircraft
Fighters  He 51 B-2/H · BV 155 B-1
He 112  He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2
Bf 109  Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 G-2
Fw 190  Fw 190 A-5/U14 · Fw 190 C · Fw 190 D-13
Captured  ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀Hawk H-75A-2 · ▀Yak-1B · ▀La-5FN · ▀P-47D-16-RE · ▀P-47D · ▀Tempest Mk V
Twin-engine fighters  Bf 109 Z-1 · Ju 388 J · Ta 154 A-1
Jet fighters  ◄Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ◄G.91 R/4 · ◄MiG-21 SPS-K · ◊MiG-21 "Lazur-M"
Strike aircraft  Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · ▀IL-2 (1942) · Bf 110 C-6 · Do 335 B-2 · He 219 A-7 · ◄Tornado IDS WTD61
Bombers  Ar 196 A-3 · BV 238 · Fw 189 A-1 · Ju 87 R-2 Libya · Ju 288 C · ▀Wellington Mk Ic