There are a total of [ 18 ] individual aircraft entries in the Active German Air Force (Luftwaffe) Aircraft (2020) category in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). BERLIN, Germany (AFP) â Germany confirmed Monday it aims to replace its aging fleet of Tornado fighter-bombers with aircraft from both European manufacturer Airbus and U.S.-based Boeing. Furthermore, the German Air Force has selected the MK82-EP to serve as the warhead of the GBU-54 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition system, destined for its Tornado â¦ Germany has placed an order for 38 new Tranche 4 Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon fighters for its air force. German, British and Italian air forces fly the Tornado air-to-ground and air defense fighter. The first Tornado aircraft were delivered to Germany in June 1979. Germanyâs struggle to decide on a successor for its aging Tornado fighter aircraft truly is a story that keeps on giving. Flag images indicative of country of origin. PANAVIA in Munich, Germany, is contracted to all three governments to manufacture and deliver the aircraft. Germany could acquire F-18 fighter jet to replace its fleet of Tornado. Pilot Edward Smith had been flying the McDonnell Douglas F-4M as an air defense fighter in Germany when he was selected to retrain as a Tornado pilot in September 1982. Since the 2000s, the Eurofighter has assumed many of the old workhorseâs functions, but some of the 85 remaining Tornados still provide the capability to carry forward-deployed US â¦ Return to the Modern Aircraft Index. BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) â The Cold War-era Tornado fighter jets of the German Air Force are now worthless to the operational needs of the NATO alliance according to a German defense ministry report. The Tornado is a twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multirole combat aircraft, jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom, and Germany. (Bloomberg) -- Germany will order 45 fighter aircraft from Boeing Co. to replace the Luftwaffeâs aging Tornado jets, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Sunday.Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer emailed her U.S. counterpart Mark Esper on Thursday to inform him of the decision, the magazine said, without identifying the source of its information. A German Air Force Tornado takes off for a training mission during Red Flag 20-2 at Nellis AFB. The German air force plans to replace all 85 Tornados with a new fighter starting in the 2020s.