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HA6618 Eurofighter Typhoon
14-31, 142 Squadron, Spanish Air Force, "NATO Tiger Meet 2018"
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.
NATO Tiger Meet 2018 was held May 14 - 25. The host unit was the 6 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego of the 31. Tactical Air Base, Polish Air Force located at Poznań-Krzesiny in Western Poland. The annual meet was comprised of 19 units from 16 air arms that sent 65 aircraft as well as ground crews. One of the aircraft that participated was Eurofighter Typhoon 14-31,142 Squadron, Spanish Air Force. The Ala 14 at Albacete received the first 6 Eurofighters on April 30, 2012 followed by 2 more on May 14, 2012.
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 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)
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
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