Tag: Typhoon

A fighter for Canada

Introduction Canada is a Western country that at the first look has most at common with Russia. It is huge, but vast majority of its population is concentrated in a narrow swath of land to the south, near the US-Canadian border. It borders United States to the south and west, while to the east is … Continue reading A fighter for Canada

Dassault Rafale vs Eurofighter Typhoon

Introduction This article will compare two medium-weight Eurocanards. Both aircraft trace their origins to a joint European project. In 1970s, France, Germany and United Kingdom realized a requirement for new fighter aircraft. By 1979, TKF-90 concept with cranked delta wing and close-coupled canard was developed. British engineers rejected thrust vectoring but agreed with overall concept. … Continue reading Dassault Rafale vs Eurofighter Typhoon

News: Eurofighter Typhoon to improve agility

News: Eurofighter Typhoon to improve agility

Source: Defense News Eurofighter Typhoon has been tested in a new configuration that significantly improves agility and weapons carrying capability. Addition of modified fuselage strakes and wing leading edge root extensions as well as other changes are said to have improved lift, angle of attack and roll rate capabilities compared to the standard aircraft. Airbus … Continue reading News: Eurofighter Typhoon to improve agility

Comparing modern fighter aircraft

Nature of air to air combat “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ---G. Santayana Fighter aircraft exist to destroy other aircraft, and allow other aircraft to carry out their missions without interference from enemy fighter aircraft. That being said, there exists a colloqial - and incorrect - use of term … Continue reading Comparing modern fighter aircraft

Eurofighter Typhoon analysis

Eurofighter Typhoon analysis

Program history Typhoon is a result of a programme to satisfy both German and UK Air Force requirements. In July 1979, air staff from UK, Germany and Italy initiated European Combat Fighter study. In April 1982, preliminary design of ACA (Agile Combat Aircraft) was known, though it had twin tail and cranked delta wing. In … Continue reading Eurofighter Typhoon analysis

Aircraft combat presence comparision

Aircraft combat presence = total sorties per day = aircraft bought for a cost * sortie rate Aircraft bought for 1 billion USD (using flyaway costs): F-22: 4 F-35A: 5 EF-2000 T2 Luftwaffe: 9 EF-2000 T2 RAF: 8 EF-2000 T3 RAF: 8 Rafale C: 12 Rafale M: 11 F-15 A: 23 F-15 K: 10 F-16 … Continue reading Aircraft combat presence comparision

On AviationIntel F-22 vs Typhoon article

http://aviationintel.com/2012/07/28/in-response-to-reports-of-simulated-f-22-raptor-kills-by-german-eurofighters/   While author is indeed correct that training sorties do not necessarily mean that one type of aircraft is superior, multiple sorties can, when analyzed properly and assuming that setup is known, provide some information about respective fighter's capabilities. Huge control surfaces and thrust vectoring are useful for high-altitude and low-speed maneuvers, not in … Continue reading On AviationIntel F-22 vs Typhoon article

Cleaning up Red Flag Alaska F-22 vs Typhoon debate (2)

http://zbigniewmazurak.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/about-that-july-raptor-vs-typhoon-exercise/ Author claims quite a few false things in the article linked above. I'll counter them one by one. Exercises were 1 on 1 WVR BFM sorties. There was no need for AWACS or AIM-120D, and F-22 had to use radar to try and achieve a lock on Typhoon. Thrust vectoring is effective at speeds … Continue reading Cleaning up Red Flag Alaska F-22 vs Typhoon debate (2)


PIRATE IRST is IRST sensor used by Eurofighter Typhoon. It is FLIR, which means that it can use IR radiation to assemble a video image, similar to night vision devices and infrared cameras. Technological data is as following: Detection range against typical subsonic fighter target: 90 km from front (head-on), 150 km from rear* Identification … Continue reading PIRATE IRST

Cleaning up Red Flag Alaska F-22 vs Typhoon debate

Since Eurofighter Typhoons defeated F-22s at Red Flag Alaska in June 2012, discussion has produced many claims. I will address some of them here: 1) WVR combat is only small spectrum of air combat. Yes, and no - it mainly depends on numbers, and who you are shooting at. As enemy numbers, as well as quality of … Continue reading Cleaning up Red Flag Alaska F-22 vs Typhoon debate