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German Air Force EF2000

Germany operates the second largest number of Eurofighters after the UK. It still refers to the type simply as the Eurofighter, or EF2000, rather than the Typhoon. Four of the air arm's Taktischen Luftwaffengeschwader (Tactical Air Wings) fly the aircraft in Luftwaffe service, and all of them - TaktLwG 31 at Nörvenich, 33 at Büchel (also still a Tornado operator), 73 at Laage (the air force's EF2000 training unit) and 74 at Neuburg will contribute to RIAT 2016. Germany initially utilised the Eurofighter solely in the air-to-air role but is now developing its employment of the aircraft's multi-role capabilities.

Photo credit: Rich Cooper

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