The Eurofighter Typhoon wiki last edited by fisk0 on 03/06/13 12:30PM View full history

 
The Eurofighter was developed by 3 major companies.
 
1) Alenia Aeuronautica 
2) BAE Systems
3) EADS
 
Its first flight  was on 27/Mar/1994 and it was introduced on 4/Aug/2003
 
Eaxh EF2000 costs 63 million Euros (flyway cost) 
 
Eurofighter is a multi role / swing role combat aircraft . It has a twin engine  (EJ 2000) for longer service while flying and maximum speed and high speed interception .
 EF2000 has   a foreplane/ delta wing configuration  for subsonic/supersonic  perfomance , more agility  for Lift &  STOL (Short takeoff and landing) and to reduce its drag .
 

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF EF 2000

 
 CREW 1 Operational - 2 Training aircraft
 LENGTH15.96 m
 WINGSPAN
 10.95 m
 HEIGHT
 5.28 m
 WING AREA
 52.2 Square meters
 LOADED WEIGHT
 16000 KG
 MAX SPEED
 2 MACH  2495 km per hour , at sea level 1470km p/h
 RANGE 2900 km
 RATE OF CLIMB
 >315 m/s
 
 

ARMAMENT

 
MISSILES AND GUNS USED IN EF 2000
Air to Air Missiles :  AIM -9 SIDEWINDER  , AIM  -132 ASRAAM , AIM -120 AMRAAM  and in the future MBDA Meteor
 Air to Surface Missiles :  AGM -65 MAVERIC , AGM -88 HARM , STORM SHADOW , AGM ARMINGER
 Bombs : PAVEWAY II /III , LGB'S (Laser Guide Bombs) , JDAM , HOPE/HOSBO
 Guns : 1 x 27 mm  Mauser BK-27 (150 Rounds)
 Others : Flares , ECM pods , LITENING III Laser targeting Pod
 
Currently the EF Typhoon is used in 6 countries ( United Kingdom , Germany , Spain , Austria , Italy and Saudi Arabia )

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