Me duket se ai aeroplani i ri i europes eshte Eurofighter Typon edhe jo hurricane. Eshte shume here me superior se MIg-29 ne shume aspekte. Mund te ngele vetem manovrueshmeria asgje me shume /pf/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine swing role fighter with delta-wing and canards, designed and built by a four nations consortium consisting of British Aerospace (UK), Daimler-Benz Aerospace DASA (Germany), Alenia Aerospazio (Italy), and CASA (Spain)
Initial design of the Eurofighter began in 1986 by the three nations involved in the Tornado project (UK, Germany and Italy) who required an air superiority fighter to counter the next generation of Russian built fighters as the Mikoyan MiG-29 "Fulcrum" and the Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker" then entering service. One key element of the design was maneuverability during close air combat.
The Eurofighter program began with a one-of prototype the EAP (Experimental Aircraft Program) a technology demonstrator built by British Aerospace with help from Germany to demonstrate some of the systems of the Eurofighter, including the carefree handling fly by wire system, multifunction cockpit-displays and direct voice input. The first flight of the EAP was on August 8th 1986 from BAe Warton with David Eagles in the cockpit. The EAP flew only 165 hours in five years.
The German Eurofighter 98+29 first flight was from DASA's home base Manching on March 27th 1994 with chief test pilot Peter Weger. It was a 45 minutes flight. The DA1 and DA2 flew the first part of the test flights with the Tornado engine, the Turbo-union RB199. The third prototype (Italian prototype) flew from the beginning with the Euro jet EJ200 turbofans.
The Typhoon incorporates several new state of the art aerial systems including the ECR-90 multirole radar built by companies from all four partner nations and IRIS-T an infra-red search and track weapon aiming system coupled with helmet mounted symbology. Other systems include a defensive Aids sub-system (DASS), wide-angle head up display and VTAS, a Voice Throttle and Stick control system that includes direct voice input of some commands and HOTAS (Hand on Throttle and Stick) to ease the pilots workload.
Eurofighter Typhoon's test-fleet:
Type Registration Configuration Operator Manufacturer First flight
EAP ZF534 Single RAF British Aerospace Aug. 8th 1986
DA 1 98+29 Single Luftwaffe DASA March 27th 1994
DA 2 ZH588 Single RAF British Aerospace April 6th 1994
DA 3 MMX-602 Single AMI Alenia June 4th 1995
DA 4 ZH590 Dual RAF British Aerospace March 14th 1997
DA 5 98+30 Single Luftwaffe DASA Feb. 24th 1997
DA 6 XCE-16-01 Dual FAE CASA Aug. 31st 1996
DA 7 MMX-803 Single AMI Alenia Jan. 27th 1997
IPA1 Dual British Aerospace
IPA2 Dual Alenia
IPA3 Dual DASA
IPA4 Single CASA
IPA5 Single British Aerospace
defensive aids sub-system integration
IPA2 air to surface weapon integration sensor fusion
air to air weapon integration
air to surface weapon integration and environmental trails
Air to air and air to surface weapon integration
Span: 105 ft.
Length: 185 ft. 10 in. without boom; 192 ft. 2 in. with boom
Height: 30 ft. 9 in.
Tread (distance between main landing gear): 23 ft. 2 in. (strut to strut centerline)
Wheel base: 46 ft. 2 in. (strut to strut centerline)
Weight: 534,700 lbs. loaded
Armament: None (designed for up to 50,000 lbs. of nuclear or conventional bombs carried internally)
Engines: Six General Electric YJ93-GE-3 turbojets of 31,000 lbs. static sea level thrust each with afterburner.
Crew: 2 - Pilot & Copilot
Maximum speed: 2,056 mph. (Mach 3.1) at 73,000 ft.
Cruising speed: 2,000 mph. (Mach 3.0) at 72,000 ft.
Speed: 2,056 mph. (Mach 3.1) at 73,000 ft.
Range: 4,288 miles
Service Ceiling: 77,350 ft.