The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine multi-role fighter built by a European consortium made
up of the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy. With 4 countries involved it is necessary to have what
they call Tranches (similar to contracts) that are broken down into batches and blocks. The
development of the Eurofighter began in 1983 with the prototype maiden flight of the Eurofighter
taking place on March 27, 1994. The first fully equipped Tranche 2 Instrumented Production
Aircraft (IPA7) took to the skies on January 16, 2008.
In 2015 to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Eurofighter ZK349 was painted and
marked to represent the 249 Squadron’s Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson VC DFC. On
August 16, 1940 Nicolson’s Hawker Hurricane Mk. I GN-A (P3576) was hit four times by a Bf-110
cannon. Two hit Nicolson and two set fire to the aircraft. As Nicolson prepared to bail out he saw
another Bf-110 so he stayed in the burning aircraft until it was destroyed. Nicolson suffered burns
to most of his body.
General Specifications For Eurofighter Typhoon EF-2000
Production Consortium – UK, Germany, Spain and Italy
Role - air defense and ground attack with full multi and swing-role capabilities
Production – Expected 623 / 9 Countries
Length Of Time To Produce Each Aircraft – 9,500 Hours / 248 Days
Wingspan – 10.95 m (35 ft 11 in)
Length – 14.96 m (49 ft)
Height – 5.28 m (17 ft 4 in)
Empty – 9,750 kg (21,495 lb)
Maximum Takeoff – 23,500 kg (51,808 lb)
Maximum External Stores – 6,500 kg (14,300 lb)
Internal Fuel – 4,000 kg (8,818 lb)
Power Plants – 2 X EJ200 Turbofans
With Afterburner - 20,000 lbf (90 kN) Each Engine
Without Afterburner – 13,500 lbf (60 kN) Each Engine
Maximum – 2,125 km/h (1,320 mph)
Minimum – 203 km/h (126 mph)
Rate Of Climb – 255 m/s (836 ft/s)
Service Ceiling – 18,290 m (60,000 ft)
1 Internal 27 mm Mauser Gun
13 External Hardpoints / 5 X Under Fuselage 4 X Under Each Wing
Taurus KEPD 350
Storm Shadow/Scalp EG
SPEAR 3 (FUTURE)
Marte ER Anti-Ship
Joint Strike (FUTURE)
Paveway II/II/Enhanced Paveway (LGB)
Small Diameter Bombs (FUTURE FOR P2E)
Damocles (Targeting Pods)
LITENING III Laser Targeting Pods
Sniper advanced Targeting Pods
Maximum 3 X Drop Tanks For Ferrying/ Extended Flights/ Loitering Time
Conformal Tanks On Tranche 3 Or Later
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Eurofighter "Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary"
ZK349, RAF, 2015
with 2 x ASRAAM + center fuel tank
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Canards can move.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
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