The first prototype of the Eurofighter Typhoon made its first flight on August 6, 1986. This was a technology demonstration aircraft built by the British Aerospace EAP. Early test flights were successful and exceeded all operational requirements to be a great air superiority fighter. The Eurofighter would become the largest multinational collaboration project ever assembled by France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.
The first prototype of the finalized Eurofighter Typhoon made its first flight on March 27, 1994 and flew flawlessly during her test flights. She was originally designed to be an air superiority fighter that is extremely agile. The Typhoon was specifically designed to be a supremely effective dogfighter in combat. This AMAZING airplane is one of the BEST front line fighter planes in the world today!
4K Fantastic Display GAF Eurofighter Typhoon ‘Ghost Tiger’ ILA BERLIN 2018
On January 30, 1998, the very first production contract was signed between Eurofighter GmbH, Eurojet and NETMA. The first Air Force’s in Europe to receive Typhoons were Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. The procurement totals were as follows: Germany 180, Italy 121, Spain 87 and UK 232. On August 4, 2003, the first Eurofighter Typhoons went into service and Germany received the very first series production Eurofighter (GT003).
In 2003, Spain also took delivery of its first series production aircraft and became the second Air Force in Europe to receive Typhoons. Unfortunately, soon after the Spanish Air Force had a training accident near Otepää in Estonia. The pilot inadvertently released a AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile which either self-destructed in air or landing somewhere unexploded. There were no human casualties and the AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile was never found.
On December 16, 2005, the European Typhoon reached initial operational capability (IOC) with the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare). Italy became the third country in Europe to have operational Typhoons with the UK becoming fourth country in Europe on August 9, 2007. The Austrian government announced its decision to buy the Eurofighter Typhoon on July 2, 2002. The purchase included 18 Typhoons, logistics, maintenance, training and a Eurofighter Flight Simulator.
The Eurofighter Typhoon has an intentionally relaxed stability design making the Typhoon a very agile aircraft at both low and supersonic speeds. This INCREDIBLE aircraft will give any fighter plane in the world a run for its money. That includes 5th generation and stealth fighter planes as well. In the right pilots hands, the MIGHTY Typhoon is DEADLY and feared by her enemies!
Looking at the Eurofighter Typhoon is like looking at fine art in a museum. She is a beautiful airplane that looks like something out of the future. The Eurofighter Typhoon is the MOST ADVNCED fighter plane ever to fly for Europe. The Eurofighter was designed during the height of the Cold War in order to counter Russian fighter planes. Before the Eurofighter, Nato countries flew American made aircraft such as the F-16 fighting Falcon.
The Eurofighter first entered service in Europe on August 4, 2003 and is still in service today. Since the Eurofighter entered service, there have been 623 Typhoons built with many more to come. The Eurofighter is so advanced and ahead of its time that it will be Europe’s frontline fighter for many decades to come. She is designed to adapt to latest technologies and can be easily refitted with the latest weapons systems and avionics.
Each Eurofighter Typhoon costs €90 million Euros ($102,821,850.00 US Dollars) system cost Tranche 3A, £125 million Pound sterling ($158,202,500.00 US Dollars) including development plus production costs. The primary users are the Royal Air Force (UK), German Air Force, Italian Air Force and Spanish Air Force. The Eurofighter Typhoon is unique in modern combat aircraft in that there are four separate assembly lines.
Each partner company assembles its own national Eurofighter Typhoon but builds the same parts for all production aircraft including exports. Leonardo (left wing, outboard flaperons, rear fuselage sections), EADS CASA (right wing, leading edge slats), Premium AEROTEC (main centre fuselage) and BAE Systems (front fuselage inboard flaperons, (including foreplanes), canopy, tail fin, rear fuselage section and the dorsal spine).
Eurofighter Top Speed
The Eurofighter Top Speed is 1,550 mph which is Mach 2.02 or in more simpler terms, “Twice The Speed Of Sound”. The Typhoon has a range of 3790.005 Kilometers (2,355 Miles) which can cover the entire continent of Europe. With her superior speed, she can outrun most frontline fighters and out maneuver them even at high speeds. This is one of the most maneuverable airplanes ever built and designed to dominate its opponent in a dogfight.
You can have the most beautiful airplane in the world with the deadliest and most advanced systems ever devoted for combat. However, the most important part of an airplane is its power plant and what a power plant the Eurofighter Typhoon has under the hood. This particular engine is as advanced as the Eurofighters design and is the perfect power plant for this incredible machine. It is this power plant that makes the Eurofighter so deadly!
The Eurofighter Typhoon is fitted with two Eurojet EJ200 engines. These engines are capable of providing up to 60 kN (13,500 lbf) of dry thrust and >90 kN (20,230 lbf) with afterburners. You can take a look at one the Eurojet EJ200 engines in the photograph below. The Eurojet EJ200 engine is capable of supersonic cruise without using afterburners (Supercruise). This is an an advantage over most of its counterparts.
Only 5th generation fighters such as the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lighting are capable of supersonic cruise without using afterburners. One advantage the Eurofighter has over the F-22 is that it can launch weapons while under supercruise to extend their ranges. The EJ200 engine has the potential to be fitted with Thrust Vectoring Nozzles (TVN). This would make the Eurofighter Typhoon insanely maneuverable. She already possess SUPERIOR agility!
You can’t talk about this AWESOME airplane unless you talk about the Eurofighter Cockpit. This is where all the magic happens and is the core of the Eurofighter Typhoon. The Eurofighter Cockpit is every fighter pilots dream and is where the present day meets the future. Pilots access the cockpit by either a telescopic integral ladder or an external version of the ladder. The integral ladder is stowed in the port side of the fuselage just below the cockpit.
Once inside the cockpit, the pilot will see a glass cockpit without any conventional instruments. The Eurofighter Cockpit features three full colour multi-function head-down displays (MHDDs). All formats on each display are manipulated by means of XY cursor, soft-keys and voice Direct Voice Input or (DVI Command). She also features a voice and hands-on throttle and stick (Voice+HOTAS) plus a wide angle heads-up display (HUD) with forward-looking infrared (FLIR).
The Eurofighter Typhoon features the Direct Voice Input (DVI) system that uses a speech recognition module (SRM). The DVI provides the pilot with an additional natural mode of command and control and approximately 26 non-critical cockpit functions. This reduces the pilot workload that will enhance aircraft safety while expanding mission capabilities at the same time.
The Eurofighter Typhoon can use its Instrument Landing System (ILS) for landing in poor weather. This aircraft also features an enhanced ground proximity warning system (GPWS) and is based on the TERPROM Terrain Referenced Navigation (TRN) system used by the Panavia Tornado. This is just a fraction of the avionics and controls featured inside the Eurofighter Typhoon and why the Eurofighter Cockpit is ahead of its time!
Amazing Flying The RAF Eurofighter Typhoon Through The Mach Loop At Low Level Over UK – Cockpit View
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly in a real-life Eurofighter Typhoon? Well, I’ve got GREAT news for you today! All you have to do is click the play button on the video above and fly with the RAF aboard the Typhoon. Make sure your sound is turned up so you can hear every minute of this flight. You aviation enthusiasts are going to love this video because there is no music, just the beautiful sound of the twin Eurojet EJ200 engines.
So go ahead and grab some popcorn and enjoy the flight! This is the closest thing to flying the real thing so you’re going to absolutely love it! I really hope your enjoyed your flight and your feet are safely back on the ground. What an incredible feeling it must be to fly one of those things and to think it’s just another day at the office for those guys.
If you are a flight enthusiast like myself, you’re probably wanting to fly the Eurofighter yourself. There is a way to fly the Eurofighter without having to join the RAF and it’s a lot easier than you may think. You are only a click away from flying Europe’s MOST ADVANCED fighter plane inside “The Worlds MOST REALISTC Flight Simulator Game!” The only flight experience more REALISTIC than this is flying a real-life Eurofighter!
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Eurofighter Flight Simulator!
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