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Eurofighter EF2000 "Typhoon"


Multirole Fighter

Fighter-by-Committee.



The Eurofighter Typhoon represents one of only a handful of capable, all-modern multirole fighters available today. The design is the culmination of a European effort by four of its major powers (UK, Germany, Italy, Spain) to produce a logistically-friendly combat platform equally adept at A2A and A2G sorties. Since service introduction of the type began in August of 2003, some 558 units have been completed and a total of nine global operators have since emerged to have the Tyhoon as its centerpiece. Progressive modernization of the platform has ensured that the series will remain an active player on the world stage for several more decades.
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CREW
Speed
1,553
MPH
Ceiling
65,010
FEET
Range
1,802
MILES


Mission Roles



AIR-TO-AIR
INTERCEPTION
GROUND ATTACK
STRIKE
ANTI-SHIP
ANTI-RADAR
RECON
TRAINING
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Qualities





True Multirole Capability



The Typhoon features no fewer than thirteen active stations about its design, these designed to support various air-launched/air-dropped ordnance options as well as additional fuel stores. Add to this the ability to take on fuel through in-flight refueling and the aircraft can deliver its warload to the enemy's doorstep wherever he can be found.


Delta-Wing Planform



The proven delta-wing planform not only adds internal volume but gives the Typhoon greater weapons-hauling and control through low wing loading and a high thrust-to-weight ratio. The forward canards help sustain high-degree turns and aids in overall agility.


Twin-Seat Option



The Typhoon also comes in a twin-seat model which, at the expense of internal volume, adds a second crewman to the mix - a useful trait for pilot and weapons training while enhancing situational awareness.


Twin-Engine Performance



Twin side-by-side, afterburning turbofan engines ensures exceptional performance while also enhancing crew and system survivability in contested airspaces.


Specifications



Year:
2003
Status
Active, In-Service (17 yrs)
Manufacturer(s)
Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH - Germany; EADS - Spain; Airbus Defence and Space - France; BAe Systems - UK; Leonardo - Italy
Production
565 Units
9 Total

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Austria; Germany (Modern); Italy; Kuwait (ordered); Oman; Qatar (ordered); Saudi Arabia; Spain; United Kingdom

(List includes former, current, and potential operating nations)
EF2000 Tranche 2: 2 x Eurojet EJ200 afterburning turbofan engines developing 13,000lb of thrust dry each and 20,000lb of thrust each with reheat.

(Assuming optimal flying/environmental conditions)
Maximum Speed
1,553 mph | 2,500 kph | 1,350 kts
Service Ceiling
65,010 ft | 19,815 m | 12.31 miles
Operational Range
1,802 miles | 2,900 km | 1,566 nm
Rate-of-Climb
62,600 ft/min | 19,080 m/min
(Showcased performance statistics pertain to the EF2000 Tranche 2 production model)
Length
52.33 feet (15.95 meters)
Width
35.93 feet (10.95 meters)
Height
17.32 feet (5.28 meters)
(Showcased measurements pertain to the EF2000 Tranche 2 production model)
Empty
24,251 lb (11,000 kg)
M.T.O.W.
35,274 lb (16,000 kg)
(Showcased weights pertain to the EF2000 Tranche 2 production model)
Ordnance and special-mission equipment mounted at 5 x Fuselage hardpoints and 8 x Underwing hardpoints (4 per wing). Supported Types:



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EF2000 'Typhoon' - Base Series Designation.
DA1 - DA7 - Developmental airframes serving Germany, Britain, Italy, and Spain.
IPA1 - IPA8 - Intrumented airframes servicing Britain, Italy, Germany, and Spain.
Tranche 1 - Initial production model; air defense variant.
Tranche 1 Block 2 - Enhanced A2A capability.
Tranche 1 Block 5 - Multirole capability.
Tranche 2 - Second major variant.
Tranche 2 Block 8 - Upgraded mission computer and hardware.
Tranche 2 Block 10 - Enhanced capabilities Level 2 in both A2A and A2G; AIM-120, IRIS-T, GBU-24, ALARM, Paveway III/IV, and LITENING III support.
Tranche 2 Block 15 - Enhanced capabilities Level 2A in both A2A and A2G; METEOR, TAURUS, Storm Shadow, and Brimstone missile support.
Tranche 2 Block 20 - Enhanced capabilities Level 3.
Tranche 3A - Modernized production variant; Tranche 2 Block 20 with provision for enhanced capabilities Level 4; changes include modernized digital processing/mission computer, AESA radar fit, enhanced defensive suite, fiber optics, and conformal fuel tanks; support for SPEAR 3 Marte-ER, and LITENING IV/V.


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