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HA6621 Eurofighter EF-2000 "60 Years Airbus Manching" 98+07, Luftwaffe, September 2022

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.

Eurofighter EF-2000 98+07 began as 30+44 c/n 151/GS029/PA7, a regular Luftwaffe registration but when it was designated as a test aircraft the registration changed to 98+07. On January 19, 2022 Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA7) 98+07 completed its maiden flight wearing the new colorful paint scheme. This celebrated the 60 years Airbus has been located at Manching. Airbus uses Manching as one of their locations to test military design and development. The blue and white scheme represents the Bavarian flag and the tail displays various shapes of aircraft from the past and for the future.

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