The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine multi-role fighter built by a European consortium made
up of the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy. With 4 countries involved it is necessary to have what
they call Tranches (similar to contracts) that are broken down into batches and blocks. The
development of the Eurofighter began in 1983 with the prototype maiden flight of the Eurofighter
taking place on March 27, 1994. The first fully equipped Tranche 2 Instrumented Production
Aircraft (IPA7) took to the skies on January 16, 2008.
The original No. 12 Squadron was formed in 1915. Between 1926 and 1931 they were equipped
with the Fairey Fox bomber that had a very shiny cowling so they earned the nickname “Shiny
Twelve”. Their fox head squadron badge also came from the Fox. In July 2018 No. 12 Squadron
traded their Panavia Tornado GR4 for the Eurofighter Typhoon to become a joint RAF/Qatari
Emri Air Force squadron tasked with training QEAF staff to be proficient when Qatar received
their 24 Typhoons. Typhoon ZK361 was built in 2014 c/n BS122.
General Specifications For Eurofighter Typhoon EF-2000
Production Consortium – UK, Germany, Spain and Italy
Role - air defense and ground attack with full multi and swing-role capabilities
Production – Expected 623 / 9 Countries
Length Of Time To Produce Each Aircraft – 9,500 Hours / 248 Days
Wingspan – 10.95 m (35 ft 11 in)
Length – 14.96 m (49 ft)
Height – 5.28 m (17 ft 4 in)
Empty – 9,750 kg (21,495 lb)
Maximum Takeoff – 23,500 kg (51,808 lb)
Maximum External Stores – 6,500 kg (14,300 lb)
Internal Fuel – 4,000 kg (8,818 lb)
Power Plants – 2 X EJ200 Turbofans
With Afterburner - 20,000 lbf (90 kN) Each Engine
Without Afterburner – 13,500 lbf (60 kN) Each Engine
Maximum – 2,125 km/h (1,320 mph)
Minimum – 203 km/h (126 mph)
Rate Of Climb – 255 m/s (836 ft/s)
Service Ceiling – 18,290 m (60,000 ft)
1 Internal 27 mm Mauser Gun
13 External Hardpoints / 5 X Under Fuselage 4 X Under Each Wing
Taurus KEPD 350
Storm Shadow/Scalp EG
SPEAR 3 (FUTURE)
Marte ER Anti-Ship
Joint Strike (FUTURE)
Paveway II/II/Enhanced Paveway (LGB)
Small Diameter Bombs (FUTURE FOR P2E)
Damocles (Targeting Pods)
LITENING III Laser Targeting Pods
Sniper advanced Targeting Pods
Maximum 3 X Drop Tanks For Ferrying/ Extended Flights/ Loitering Time
Conformal Tanks On Tranche 3 Or Later
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4
ZK361, 12 Sqn, RAF/Qatar Emiri Air Force,
RAF Coningsby, 2020
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Canards can move.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.