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Eurofighter Typhoon

General characteristics
Variants: T.Mk.1 (Retired), F.Mk.2, T.Mk.3, FGR.Mk.4, FGR.Mk.5, FGR.Mk.5A
In Service: 1994 (T.Mk.1, F.Mk.2), 1999 (T.Mk.3, FGR.Mk.4), 2004 (FGR.Mk.5/5A)
Crew: 1, 2 in trainers
Length: ~16 m
Wingspan: ~11 m
Height: ~5.3 m
Empty weight: 12,800 kg FGR.5
Loaded weight: ~28,000 kg (antiship mission FGR.5)
Max takeoff weight: 28,800 kg FGR.5
Powerplant:
Typhoon F.Mk.2: 2x Eurojet EJ200 turbofans with reheat, 60.2 kN dry, 94 kN full reheat each.
Typhoon FGR.Mk.4: 2x Eurojet EJ2100.1 turbofans with reheat, 72 kN dry, 103 kN full reheat each.
Typhoon FGR.Mk.5/5A: 2x Eurojet EJ2100.2 turbofans with reheat, 78 kN dry, 120 kN full reheat each.
Maximum internal fuel weight: 7,200 kg

Performance
Maximum speed: Mach 2
Cruise speed: 900 - 1,200 km/h
Effective combat radius: ~800 km's
Ferry range: ~3,800 km's with three drop tanks
Service ceiling: 18,000 m
Rate of climb: >325 m/sec
Maximum g-load: 9 g

Armament:
Gun: 1 Mauser BK-27, 150 rounds
Hardpoints: 2 outer wing points for 200 kg's each
2 outboard wing-points for 600 kg's each
2 wet center wing points for 1,400 kg's each
2 inner wing points for 1,400 kg's each
4 fuselage points for 600 kg's each
1 wet centerline point for 2,000 kg's

Avionics
Typhoon F.Mk.2:
Euroradar CAPTOR
EuroDASS Praetorian
SELEX Galileo PIRATE
SELEX Galileo TIALD
Typhoon FGR.Mk.4:
Euroradar CAESAR
EuroDASS Praetorian
SELEX Galileo PIRATE
SELEX Galileo TIALD
Typhoon FGR.Mk.5/5A:
Ferranti Constantia 95 AESA radar
EuroDASS Praetorian
BAE Systems Thermal Imaging Warning and Observation System
EADS Synchronized Infrared Designation System

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