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Eurofighter Typhoon

Eurofighter Typhoon 7L-WM Austrian Air Force

  • Role: Air superiority fighter, Multirole fighter
  • Manufacturer: Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH
  • First flight: 27 March 1994
  • Introduction: 4 August 2003
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 1994–present
  • Number built: 427 of January 2015
  • Developed from: British Aerospace EAP

Military Operators

  • Royal Air Force
  • German Air Force
  • Italian Air Force
  • Spanish Air Force
  • Austrian Air Force
  • Saudi Arabia Air Force
  • Oman Air Force

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 (operational aircraft) or 2 (training aircraft)
  • Length: 15.96 m (52.4 ft)
  • Wingspan: 10.95 m (35.9 ft)
  • Height: 5.28 m (17.3 ft)
  • Wing area: 51.2 m² (551 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 11,000 kg (24,250 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 16,000 kg (35,270 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 23,500 kg (51,800 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Eurojet EJ200 afterburning turbofan
    • Dry thrust: 60 kN (13,490 lbf) each
    • Thrust with afterburner: >90 kN (20,230 lbf) each
  • Fuel capacity: 5,000 kg (11,020 lb) internal

Performance

  • Maximum speed:
    • At altitude: Mach 2 class (2,495 km/h or 1,550 mph)
    • At sea level: Mach 1.25 (1,470 km/h or 910 mph)
  • Range: 2,900 km (1,800 mi)
  • Combat radius:
    • Ground attack, lo-lo-lo: 601 km (325 nmi)
    • Ground attack, hi-lo-hi: 1,389 km (750 nmi)
    • Air defence with 3-hr combat air patrol: 185 km (100 nmi)
    • Air defence with 10-min. loiter: 1,389 km (750 nmi)
  • Ferry range: >3,790 km (2,350 mi with 3 drop tanks)
  • Service ceiling: 16,765 m (55,003 ft) for up to 64,000–70,000 ft
  • Absolute ceiling: 19,812 m (65,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: >315 m/s (62,000 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 312 kg/m² (63.9 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.15 (interceptor configuration)
  • Maximum g-load: +9/−3 g
  • Brakes-off to Take-off acceleration: <8 sec
  • Brakes-off to supersonic acceleration: <30 s
  • Brakes-off to Mach 1.6 at 11,000 m (36,000 ft): <150 s

Armament

  • Guns: 1 × 27 mm Mauser BK-27 revolver cannon with 150 rounds
  • Hardpoints: Total of 13: 8 × under-wing; and 5 × under-fuselage pylon stations; holding up to 7,500 kg (16,500 lb) of payload
    Typical multi-role configuration for a Tranche 2-P1E would be 4×AMRAAM, 2×ASRAAM/IRIS-T, 4×EGBU-16/Paveway-IV, 2×1000-litre supersonic fuel tanks and a targeting pod.
  • Missiles:

    • Air-to-air missiles:
      • AIM-120 AMRAAM (AIM-120C-5/7 planned for P2E)
      • AIM-132 ASRAAM
      • AIM-9 Sidewinder
      • IRIS-T
      • MBDA Meteor
    • Air-to-surface missiles:
      • AGM-65 Maverick,
      • AGM-88 HARM,
      • Brimstone
      • Taurus KEPD 350
      • Storm Shadow/Scalp EG
      • SPEAR
  • Bombs: **Paveway II/III/Enhanced Paveway series of laser-guided bombs (LGBs)
    • 500lb Paveway IV
    • Small Diameter Bomb (planned for P2E)
    • Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), in the future
    • HOPE/HOSBO, in the future
  • Others:
    • Flares/infrared decoys dispenser pod
    • chaff pods
    • Electronic countermeasures (ECM) pods
    • Damocles (targeting pod) (ECM) pods
    • LITENING III laser targeting pod
    • Up to 3 drop tanks for ferry flight or extended range/loitering time

Avionics

  • Euroradar CAPTOR Radar
  • Passive Infra-Red Airborne Tracking Equipment (PIRATE)