Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon

Origin
Germany, Italy, Spain and UK
Type
multi-role fighter
Max Speed
1,147 kt / 1,321 mph
Max Range
between 463 and 556 km
Dimensions
span 10.50 m / 34 ft 5.5 in length 14,50 m / 47 ft 7 in height about 4.00 m / 13 ft 1.5 in
Weight
empty 9,750 kg / 21,495 lb maximum take-off 21,000 kg / 46,297 lb
Powerplant
two 9,185-kg (20,250-lb) afterburning thrust Eurojet EJ200 turbofans
Armament
one 27-mm Mauser BK27 cannon on the starboard side of the forward fuselage, and provision for up to 6500 kg (14,330 Ib) of stores on four semi-recessed underfuselage missile stations and nine hardpoints (one centreline, six under the wings, and two at the wing tips); typical weapons are short- and medium-range AAMs, and a wide assortment of ASMs. anti-radar missiles, and guided and unguided bombs
Operators:
Austria, Germany, Italy, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Kingdom
Aircraft Overview:

In the early 1980s, several European countries, Britain, Germany, Italy, France, and Spain, were all on the lookout for indigenous aircraft they could use to replace their existing fleets when they reached obsolescence. Above all else, the countries desired a highly maneuverable aircraft instead of missile-equipped interceptors, able to handle any combat situation thrown at it and come out as good as new. Amid disputes, squabbles, and an endless amount of political disagreements emerged the excellent EF2000, now known universally as the Eurofighter Typhoon. It continues to serve with distinction under both European and Saudi Arabian colours, and countries such as Japan and India have shown interest. The Typhoon, arguably the greatest fighter in service other than the F-22, is certainly a prime example of European innovation.

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