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Eurofighter EF2000

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a multi-role high performance combat aircraft which was a multi-national development between the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain. Achieving its first flight in March 1994, deliveries to the partner nations began in August 2003 and the type first saw combat over Libya during 2010 and 2011. The Typhoon has been subject to constant upgrades throughout its service life and most recently has been earmarked for a new far more advanced radar together with the potential for a new touchscreen cockpit to be installed. The Typhoon can carry a variety of air to ground and air to air weaponry including the Meteor long range air to air missile which is arguably considered the best air to air missile in the world. In addition to the partner nations, the Typhoon is operated by Austria, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia.

The Germany Air Force operates a fleet of 141 Typhoons from an original order of 143 aircraft and, including their test unit, are flown from five locations around Germany. As part of Project Quadriga, Germany has now also ordered 38 advanced Tranche 4 variants of the Typhoon and will be converting 15 aircraft into a highly specialised Electronic Warfare variant which will replaced the Tornado ECR in Luftwaffe service.

It has been many years since there has been a German solo fast jet display in the UK and in an Air Tattoo first, the Luftwaffe will be providing a full Typhoon solo display as part of our NATO 75th celebrations. The aircraft will be provided to TLG 74 from Neuburg Air Base, the unit is a member of the NATO Tiger Association and is nicknamed the “Bavarian Tigers”.

Photo Credit: Peter March

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