Tornado GR1 (MSFS)

Compatibility: Microsoft Flight Simulator
We're proud to present the Tornado GR1 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Following on from our award-winning Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer, this highly detailed simulation of the Tornado GR1 is based on one of the most distinguished aircraft to have served with the Royal Air Force – ZA465 'Foxy Killer'. Having flown the most sorties of any of the Tornado fleet in the Gulf War, it was then assigned to the famous 617 'Dambusters' squadron before being preserved for posterity by the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

Already a very popular aircraft on other platforms, the Just Flight Tornado GR1 for MSFS is being modelled to an exceptional level of detail and features 8K cockpit and exterior textures, with over 20 paint schemes covering RAF, Saudi, German and Italian Air Forces. Payloads include the JP233, AIM-9L/M, BOZ-107/Skyshadow ECM and drop-tanks, reflecting the versatility of the GR1, along with custom ground equipment. Both the Pilot and Navigator positions are fully modelled and the aircraft features a truly 3D virtual cockpit with smoothly animated 3D instruments and fully functioning custom-coded systems and avionics.

The Tornado GR1 is a tandem (twin seat) multi-role combat aircraft. Its primary role is high speed, low level ground attack, but it is also capable of long range, high altitude interception and ground attack. It can carry out these roles in any weather using a wide range of weapons, external stores and sensors, including a terrain following radar. The Tornado is fitted with cantilever shoulder wings with variable sweepback between 25° and 67°. Forward wing sweep provides take-off and landing capabilities at low speeds. For all other stages of flight the wings are manually swept in accordance with the desired Mach number and mission phase, thus providing the aircraft with a highly versatile operating envelope.

See the Detailed Description below for the full list of aircraft features!


  • Accurately modelled Tornado GR1, built using extensive research materials and hands-on experience with the real aircraft, with additional IDS exterior model option
  • Numerous external animations including canopy, crew ladder, airbrakes and lift-dumpers, exhaust nozzles, complex landing gear, APU door, flags and covers
  • Animated Pilot and Navigator with dynamic sun visors and oxygen masks
  • Ground equipment including chocks, access steps, flags and engine intake covers
  • 8K textures for the highest possible texture clarity
  • PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials with real-time environment reflections for superb quality and realism
  • Detailed normal mapping for down-to-the-rivet precision of aircraft surfaces
  • Static weaponry with the correct brackets and pylons for all weapon types:
     - Mk.13/114 GP bomb
     - BL-755 cluster bomb
     - JP233
     - CPU-123/B LGB
     - Sea Eagle
     - 1500L Fuel Tank
     - 2250L 'Hindenburg' fuel tank (with authentic wing sweep limit)
     - AIM-9L/M
     - BOZ-107
     - Skyshadow ECM
     - Paveway bomb
  • Ground services support (marshaller and fuel truck)
  • Full support for MSFS visual icing effects


  • A truly 3D virtual cockpit featuring accurately modelled ejector seats, cockpit wear and tear and stunning texturing - every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
  • Dimmable instrument, radio and flood lighting, with separate control circuits for each cockpit
  • Tablet EFB for controlling various aircraft options, and checking aircraft and flight information:
     - 'Cold & Dark', 'Ready for Take-off' and ‘Ready for Start’ aircraft states
     - Persistent aircraft states, allowing you to always return to your cockpit in the same state that you last left it
     - Canopy and ground equipment controls
     - Configure payloads
  • Pilot and Navigator positions fully modelled and simulated
  • Accurately modelled and animated canopy with handles and strut, functioning jack release and jettison
  • Fully functioning magnetic indicators, warning lights and push-to-test buttons
  • Developed using the latest MSFS standards, including intuitive and easy-to-use controls for rotary knobs, multi-position switches and levers
  • Fully compatible with MSFS VR mode

Custom-coded aircraft systems

  • Realistic head-up display (HUD)
  • Terrain-following radar (TFR) including e-scope, radar warning receiver (RWR) and map
  • Authentic autopilot with track, heading, altitude and speed hold modes
  • Functional CSAS and SPILS systems
  • Built-in test equipment (BITE) for a variety of systems
  • Functioning oxygen regulator system with realistic consumption based on altitude – watch the oxygen quantity drop with usage!
  • V/UHF, TACAN and ILS radio units – save and recall commonly used frequencies
  • Secondary flight control system, including variable wing sweep, flaps, slats, lift-dump system and airbrakes that automatically vary position depending on airspeed
  • Functioning manoeuvre flap system
  • Custom-coded fuel system – front, rear, wing and external tanks are all simulated with functioning in-flight refuelling, transfer and dump systems
  • Custom-coded hydraulics system with independent supply from each engine pump, functioning isolation valves and accumulators
  • Custom-coded electrical system with engine-driven generators, AC and DC systems, busbars and external power
  • Auxiliary power unit (APU) and emergency power supply (EPS) systems
  • Cross-drive system, allowing for the engine-driven gearboxes to be interconnected in the event of emergencies or for single engine operations
  • Fire detection and extinguisher system
  • Variable nose-wheel steering sensitivity
  • Warning system (CWP and attention getters)
  • Authentic throttle functionality with rocking throttle levers for preselecting the lift-dump and reverse thrust systems, and taxi nozzle for limiting power during taxiing
  • Variable position canopy
  • Emergency braking, landing gear and canopy systems
  • Functional environmental control system, including a cabin altitude schedule based on real-world data
  • Functioning Navigator displays - view information regarding flight plans and the active route and configure fuel, payload and in-flight refuelling
  • No detail is too small – even the option to switch between day and night modes on the landing gear indicator is included!


The Tornado GR1 features a MSFS-native (Wwise) sound package taking full advantage of the new capabilities. Every little detail has been faithfully recreated based on high fidelity recordings.

  • Detailed physics-based effects on engine and wind noise
  • Authentic audio for every switch, button, lever and electrical system
  • Accurately positioned 3D sound sources (best enjoyed in VR!)
  • Custom crash and scraping effects


25 authentic schemes are included:

  • Royal Air Force – MRCA
  • Royal Air Force – Boscombe Down
  • Royal Air Force – Gulf War scheme (MiG Eater)
  • Royal Air Force – 617 Squadron
  • Royal Air Force – 12 Squadron
  • Royal Air Force – 16 Squadron, 75th Anniversary
  • Royal Air Force – 14 Squadron, 75th Anniversary
  • Royal Air Force – 45 Squadron / TWCU
  • Royal Air Force – 31 Squadron 7th Anniversary
  • Royal Air Force – 15 Squadron 75th Anniversary
  • Royal Air Force – 16 Squadron, Red Flag 1990 (F-117 zap)
  • Royal Saudi Air Force – 7 Squadron
  • German Air Force – Early Development
  • German Air Force – JBG-33
  • German Air Force – JBG-31
  • German Air Force – AG51, Tiger Meet
  • German Navy – New scheme
  • German Navy – Early scheme
  • German Navy – 2002 Display Colours
  • German Navy – 90th Anniversary of Naval Aviation
  • Italian Air Force – MM55011, 50th Anniversary of the AMI scheme
  • Italian Air Force – Gulf War scheme
  • Italian Air Force – Early scheme
  • Italian Air Force – 155 Gruppo Tiger Meet 2002
  • Italian Air Force – 102 Gruppo 60th Anniversary

Other features

  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handling data, and input from Tornado pilots
  • Comprehensive PDF manual with panel guide, flight tutorial and performance data included
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes
  • Full support for MSFS checklists (manual and automatic/co-pilot modes)

Development Updates

16 February 2024

We’re glad to be able to bring you another Development update for our Tornado GR1 in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

In recent weeks, our talented livery artist has been busy creating an abundance of liveries that will be included at release with the Tornado GR1. These 8K resolution liveries will cover the Tornado GR1, IDS and ECR variants across the Royal Air Force, German Air Force, German Navy, Italian Air Force and Royal Saudi Air Force, in a mixture of standard and special liveries. The images featured in this development update focus on the UK-centric liveries, we’ll show off additional liveries in future updates.

Elsewhere, the Tornado is almost like a mini-airliner in its system complexity, with copious amounts of individual systems in both front and rear cockpits. Unlike some of our previous projects, we have decided against simply upgrading the previous P3D systems code to the MSFS version, we have instead decided to code the aircraft’s systems from scratch. Work is already well underway on this, with functionality added to the electrical, fuel and hydraulic systems that lay the foundations for all other systems.

The recoding of the entire aircraft is no small feat, but with a dedicated systems coder now working on the Tornado GR1 (who previously coded the systems in our F28 Professional), this process should progress at a good pace and we are confident that this will bring our simulation of the Tornado GR1 up to the highest level of fidelity possible within Microsoft Flight Simulator.

We will be sharing more information on the Tornado GR1 as it progresses, but for now, please enjoy the images below.

19 December 2023

The “Tonka” as it is affectionately known is being developed by the same in-house development team that created our critically acclaimed Avro Vulcan B Mk.2, K.2 and MRR, and with the Tornado being an aircraft that the team have an equal amount of interest and passion for, you can expect this to be an equally special product!

The Tornado GR1 model has seen some significant improvements since we posted the initial teaser images, and it remains in line to be our next military aircraft release! Amongst the changes are remodelled sections of the cockpit for even higher levels of accuracy, various exterior modelling fixes and tweaks, and upscaled interior and exterior textures to full 8K resolution for the maximum possible texture clarity. The next task for the development team is the transferring of the already high-fidelity code from the Tornado GR1 in Prepar3D over to MSFS, and then similar to our methods on the Vulcan, once we have a base line code implemented and functional in MSFS, we can spend the majority of our time on improving accuracy and adding additional features to ensure the Tornado operate as close to the real aircraft as possible.

Work has also begun on the 24 paint schemes that will be included in the product, covering various RAF GR1 squadrons, as well as German, Italian and Saudi IDS squadrons.

The development team has exciting plans for the Tornado that we’re looking forward to sharing with you as part of future updates, but for now, please enjoy these images which show off some of the upgraded cockpit artwork and freshly created liveries.


Tornado GR1 (MSFS)
Microsoft Flight Simulator