The EUROFIGHTER “Typhoon” is a fourth-generation multi-purpose fighter aircraft developed in joint production by Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain.

The single- or two-seater jet has two powerful engines as well as state-of-the-art navigation and control systems (fly by wire), which ensure particularly good manoeuvrability at low speed and high manoeuvrability.

Aeronautica Militare Italiana is also one of the operators of the Eurofighter Typhoon. The Eurofighter replaced the Lockheed F-104S “Starfighter” in the air defense role. The Tornado F3’s leased by Great Britain will also be replaced.
For the time being, the on-board cannon, AIM-9L, IRIS-T, AMRAAM and METEOR is intended to be used as armament for the Eurofighter Typhoon. Later, air/ground armament (GBU 16) will be added for multi-role use.

Facts & Figures about the Eurofighter TYPHOON
Manufacturer: Airbus Defence & Space (former EADS)
Wingspan: 10.95 m
Length: 15.96 m
Height: 5.28 m
Max. Starting weight: 23,000 kg
Top speed: 2,495 km/h / approx. Mach 2 (2 times the speed of sound)
Service peak height: 16,765 m
Crew: 1
Engines: 2 mantle power engines Eurojet EJ200
Power: 2x 90 kN thrust (with afterburner)
Display: Static

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