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The picture was taken at Weymouth NAS in about 1988 unknown fighter jet

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It's a Panavia Tornado.

Found a site with that picture and others from the same air show. Here is a better picture of one in the same markings. It is part of the RAF No. 5 Squadron, which switched from the English Electric Lightning to the Tornado in 1988. The squadron uses a maple leaf to commemorate their link to the Canadian Corps in World War 1.

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you so much for your help! In fact that website is mine! I made it so long ago I kind of forgot about it. Senior moments! $\endgroup$ – tom37 Aug 26 '19 at 16:05
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    $\begingroup$ @tom37 glad I could help! I also noticed there's another picture of a Tornado in different markings with the file name tornado.jpg but the one you posted is unkn.jpg. At least to me the maple leaf threw me off because Canada didn't use them. $\endgroup$ – fooot Aug 26 '19 at 16:10
  • $\begingroup$ Wow! I'm so glad I found this site! I'm going to put 5 more that have stumped me as well $\endgroup$ – tom37 Aug 26 '19 at 16:13
  • $\begingroup$ What is that on the port wing tip? Doesn’t appear to be Meteor, instrumentation? $\endgroup$ – Maury Markowitz Aug 26 '19 at 20:20
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    $\begingroup$ @MauryMarkowitz Yeah an image on this page says it's an ECM pod: zarco-macross.wikidot.com/wiki:panavia-tornado $\endgroup$ – Todd Wilcox Aug 27 '19 at 3:24
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It seems to be a Panavia Tornado.

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It is a Panavia Tornado F3, Number: ZG796 in RAF service. See this link for a nicer pic. Very hard to read the tail number in this photo, but matches well with that noted in the link, and a unique (?) livery.

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This is a Tornado F3 of 5 Sqn. Also known as the Tornado ADV (air defence variant) in foreign air forces.

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  • $\begingroup$ You're talking to people from all around the world, so it's best not to use "foreign" when you mean "not from one particular country". $\endgroup$ – David Richerby Aug 27 '19 at 16:46
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    $\begingroup$ Hi and welcome. Both facts are already in other answers. It's preferable to add new information. $\endgroup$ – ymb1 Aug 27 '19 at 16:55

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