Eurofighter Typhoon

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A German Typhoon

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a jet fighter aircraft made by EADS, BAE Systems and Alenia Aeronautica [1]with Eurofighter GmbH. [2] It first flew in 1994 and was introduced in 2003.[2] It uses canards and a delta wing which makes it agile and quick.[3] It is called the "Eurofighter" because it was made by European countries, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain.[2]

The countries that designed the Typhoon use it. Austria, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have also ordered it.[4]

Specification[change | change source]

The Typhoon is 11 meters (36 feet) wide, 15 meters (49 feet) long, and 5.3 metres (17 ft) tall. It is 9,750 kilograms (21,495 lb) with nothing in it, and can weigh up to 21,000 kilograms (46,300 lb) with things in it. It has two EJ200 engines, which can each make 20,000 pounds (9,072 kilograms) of thrust each, and can go 2,125 kilometres per hour (1,320 mph). It carries a 27mm Mauser gun, and several missiles and bombs.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Royal Air Force". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 2022-03-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Eurofighter Typhoon | The world's most advanced fighter jet". Retrieved 2022-03-17.
  3. "EuroFighter Typhoon". Archived from the original on 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  4. "Airbus Web Factory" (PDF).
  5. "EFA-2000 Eurofighter".