Eurofighter Typhoon

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January 27, 2022

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a European fighter jet and fighter-bomber, developed by a joint program involving Alenia Aeronautica, BAE Systems and ADS (Airbus Defense and Space), formerly EADS and the governments of the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain. In January 2014, EADS was terminated by Airbus, which created a new aerospace division, Airbus Defense and Space. ADS became responsible for manufacturing the fighter, in its military aircraft unit.

Specifications

Its technology innovates in several features that an inferior jet fighter does not have, such as, for example, the ability to reach supersonic speed for long periods and reach this speed without the use of an afterburner, that is, it is capable of flying in supercruise. Fighters normally stay at this speed for a short time because of the greater amount of fuel consumed.[citation needed] Along with this technology, it can take off using a few meters of runway, in addition to what is necessary for a consecutive warplane.

Operators

List of countries that operated or signed a contract to purchase the Eurofighter Typhoon. Germany: 143 aircraft. Saudi Arabia: 72 aircraft. Austria: 15 aircraft. Qatar: 24 aircraft. Spain: 72 aircraft. Italy: 96 aircraft. Kuwait: 28 aircraft. Oman: 12 aircraft. United Kingdom: 160 aircraft.

Lost Aircraft

Spain - 1 Typhoon aircraft crashed on August 24, 2010 in Móron, near Seville, Spain, shortly after taking off. A Saudi Lieutenant Colonel died in the crash and the Spanish instructor managed to eject himself safely. United Kingdom - 1 Typhoon aircraft was severely damaged after the pilot made a landing without lowering the landing gear, due to malfunction. The aircraft belongs to the RAF, was in training in the United States and made the landing in China Lake, California, on May 28, 2014. The pilot survived the accident. Spain - 1 Typhoon aircraft crashed on June 9, 2014 in Morón, near Seville, Spain. Pilot Major Fernando Lluna Carrascosa, 30, died at the crash site. Spain - 1 Typhoon aircraft crashed on October 12, 2017 in Albacete, southeastern Spain. Captain de Borja Aydad was unable to eject and died at the crash site. Saudi Arabia - 1 Typhoon aircraft crashed on September 14, crashed in Abhyan province in Yemen due to technical failures, during Saudi Arabia's military operations against Houthi rebels. Pilot Lieutenant Colonel Muhanaa Al-Baiz died in the crash. Italy - 1 Typhoon aircraft crashed on September 24 during an aerial presentation, crashed into the Terracina Sea, 76 km south of Rome. The pilot was unable to eject and died at the crash site. Germany - 2 Typhoon aircraft collided in flight on June 24, 2019 in Germany while flying an air combat mission together with a third Typhoon. Both pilots managed to eject from the aircraft, one pilot was found to be in good health while the other was pronounced dead.

See also

F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Dassault Rafale Saab Gripen Sukhoi Su-35 FX-2 Project

References

External links

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