THE SPECIAL AND AWARDED ITALIAN TORNADO IS READY FOR RIAT 17

The Reparto Sperimentale Volo (Flight Test Unit) of the Italian Air Force will perform a stunning flying display of the special painted fighter jet during the coming RIAT 17.

Special Italian Tornado RSV RIAT
Italian Air Force special painted Tornado

The Italian Tornado that has thrilled english audiences at the Cosford Air Show a month ago will return to UK to attend Royal International Air Tattoo RIAT 2017.

The Italian Air Force has confirmed that it will be send an A-200 Tornado, a M-346 Master and a C-27J Spartan to the largest european air show.

The Tornado serialled CSX 7041 will be adorned in a special black-white-red paint scheme, unveiled last year in Italy, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 311° Gruppo.


The notice of the partecipation of the special painted italian fighter has created a real buzz amongst the enthusiast community.

It already received the award for 'Best Presented Aircraft' at the Cosford Air Show - The colour scheme on their A-200 Tornado was fantastic and we are extremely grateful to the whole delegation who attended the Air Show – The organization said.

The aircraft, after its official presentation on October 2016, has became quite famous: the well-known brand Italeri immediately produced scale models of the fighter jet.

At the end of the acrobatic season the aircraft will receive the standard gray color again.

Written by Matteo Sanzani

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