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HA6620 Eurofighter Typhoon "D-Day 70th Anniversary" ZK308, England, May 2014

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.

On May 21, 2014 at RAF Coningsby two aircraft that would take part in the 70th Anniversary of D-Day were revealed. The Eurofighter Typhoon II ZK308 and Spitfire Mk. IX MK356/5J-K, were both wearing the iconic black and white stripes associated with this historic event. Typhoon II FGR.4 ZK308 from 29 (R) Squadron was coded TP-V MN-526 of the 198 Squadron as a tribute to the Hawker Typhoons of WWII. These special painted aircraft along with others, took part in the Duxford Air Show held on May 24, 2014.

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