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What is the bar at the top of the tail of the Panavia Tornado IDS for? [duplicate]

What is the bar at the top of the tail of the Panavia Tornado IDS for? (Circled in red)
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Why would a fighter use the afterburner and air brakes at the same time?

I was looking for air brake pictures on different fighters, and then I saw a Tornado using afterburner and air brake at the same time! Air brake duty is to reduce speed, isn't it? So why would a ...
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What are these teardrop shaped thingamabobs on the bottom of the Panavia Tornado?

What are these two teardrop shaped thingamabobs on the bottom of the Panavia tornado? They could be hardpoints but I haven't found any photos where anything would have been mounted there. They don't ...
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What are the "panels" on the wingtips of the Panavia Tornado?

I am wondering about the purpose of the panel marked with the number 156 in this picture: The same black panel can be seen on the wingtips here: And also here: What purpose does this panel serve? ...
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Why don't most fighters have thrust reversers?

With the exception of the Panavia Tornado, fighters do not have thrust reversers. Why is this? Why does the Panavia Tornado have them?
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