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HA6614 Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 ZK343, 1(F) Sqn, RAF Lossiemouth, 2020

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 September 2012 No. 1 (F) Squadron reformed at RAF Leuchars and equipped with the new Eurofighter Typhoon. In September 2014 the squadron moved operations to RAF Lossiemouth to join No. 6 Squadron, XV (R) Squadron, “D” Flight, No. 202 Squadron (SAR) and No. 5 Force Protection Wing. No. 1 (F) Squadron has the distinction of being the first fly VTOL aircraft. In July 2020 the main runway at RAF Lossiemouth was being resurfaced so the Typhoons were to move to Kinloss Barracks and the QRA jets to deploy to Leuchars.

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
Dimensions
Wingspan – 10.95 m (35 ft 11 in) Length – 14.96 m (49 ft) Height – 5.28 m (17 ft 4 in)
Weight
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)
Performance
Power Plants – 2 X EJ200 Turbofans With Afterburner - 20,000 lbf (90 kN) Each Engine Without Afterburner – 13,500 lbf (60 kN) Each Engine
Speed
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)
Weapons
1 Internal 27 mm Mauser Gun 13 External Hardpoints / 5 X Under Fuselage 4 X Under Each Wing
Missiles Air-To-Air
AIM-120 AMRAAM
AIM-132 ASRAAM
AIM-9 Sidewinder
IRIS-T
MBDA Meteor
Air-To-Surface
AGM-65 Maverick
AGM-68 HARM
Brimstone
Taurus KEPD 350
Storm Shadow/Scalp EG
SPEAR 3 (FUTURE)
Marte ER Anti-Ship
Joint Strike (FUTURE)
Bombs
Paveway II/II/Enhanced Paveway (LGB)
Small Diameter Bombs (FUTURE FOR P2E)
JDAM (FUTURE)
HOPE/HOSBO (FUTURE)
Spice 250
Extras
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