This object exists primarily within the Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie continuity.
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The Tornado is a vehicle that appears in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie. It is a vintage-style biplane used by Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles "Tails" Prower for their travels across the more inaccessible regions of Planet Freedom. It is typically piloted by Tails, with its secondary passanger standing on its wings. It has its own large airfield on Sonic and Tails' island.


The Tornado's instrument panel.

The Tornado is an old vintage biplane with a red fuselage and two grey main wings attached with a pair of poles on both sides. The red fuselage has a yellow-edged white power plant with a white tractor screw, and the word "SONIC" written in white on both sides with stretchy F-letter labels underlining them. The cockpit has only one seat. Its empennage has two small horizontal stabilizers and one vertical stabilizer, the latter emblazoned with an emblem of a Bumper with wings. It also has three wheels, two under the lower main wing and one below the empennage.


The Tornado's airfield.

Having answered the President's call, Sonic and Tails used the Tornado to travel to South Island and later to the Land of Darkness. On the way to the latter though, the Tornado crash-landed due to heavy winds and took significant damage.

The Tornado was salvage by Tails and Knuckles who brought back to home where Knuckles repaired it, before the pair used it to reach the North Pole. Arriving to a fight between Sonic and Hyper Metal Sonic, Tails rammed Metal with the Tornado to help Sonic, only for the Tornado to be blown up by a missile from the Egg Mobile.


  • It can be noted, that Tails uses his own pilot helmet while piloting the Tornado.

See also

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
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