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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2007, 09:27:30 am »
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Other than software, I wasn't aware that there was that much difference beteen the different Tranches.  Certainly not enough to justify a new designation.  Are all those already delivered going to be re-designated?
There's no link to anything official, just a thread.  Personally I always wondered why it only had an "F" designation since it has had a ground attack role all along.  It really should have been FGR.2 all along I think, with the capability growing to fill the roles as the hardware was cleared.
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2007, 06:50:47 pm »
Perhaps the Typhoon will go through as many variations as our F-17/F-18/A-18/F/A-18/E/A-18/Legacy/BiggerBug!   :party:


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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2008, 08:20:22 am »
Perhaps the Typhoon will go through as many variations as our F-17/F-18/A-18/F/A-18/E/A-18/Legacy/BiggerBug!
Or the just as confusing alphabet associated with the F-16.  If the normal protocols had been applied to each version of the F-16 we would be up around the L, M, N, version by now instead of the little procurement work-around they have been using to sneak these by congress as F-16C* and F-16D* models.

(*Insert letter of choice)

Has anyone considered modifying the Typhoon by removing the canards?  Or moving these features to a position behind the cockpit? 
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2008, 06:42:05 am »
What about a "60's Typhoon" with Speys, red tops, bigger tail/canards, martels etc.
Oops, already done, it would be a SAAB Viggen !
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2008, 08:07:56 am »
What about a "60's Typhoon" with Speys, red tops, bigger tail/canards, martels etc.
Oops, already done, it would be a SAAB Viggen !

Maybe along those lines, but with a conventional wing & horizontal tail instead? Would give a different look.  I think something along the lines of the MiG-29 might suit.
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2008, 08:35:23 am »
What about a "60's Typhoon" with Speys, red tops, bigger tail/canards, martels etc.

Now why don't we combine this with some exotic schemes being tried around that timeframe......

Like turbojet-ramjet combo (a la Nord Griffon)?  :thumbsup:
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2008, 05:01:41 am »
I see your point. Maybe Bloodhounds ramjets would help ? (but the Spey turbofans would have to be replaced by Avon or Olympus turbojets).

Why not an enlarged/60's Typhoon with TSR-2 engines and Concorde FBW ? Ooops, that's more or less the CF-105 Arrow...  ;D
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2008, 10:03:12 pm »
Or maybe a Russian counterpart of centrifugal-flow-turbojet/ramjet combo-power 60's Typhoon in the event that axial flow turbojet development didn't go well until much later?

I heard that centrifugal flow compressors have an operating limit of Mach 1.3?  Does it mean that the trubojet would incur damage above that speed, or would going that fast merely render the turbojet inefficient?
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2008, 12:33:16 am »
Someone built a WHIF EFA Typhoon that had wing tip mounted missile launch rails and posted it here back when this forum was on the old server.  Or was that on another forum?  Anyway, I thought it was an excellent idea to free up the wing tips for weapons and put the equipment that was in the pods somewhere else on the fuselage.  Perhaps incorporated into the tail in a similar fashion to what you find on some versions of the F-16.

Has anyone found a good reference image or drawing that will show what the inboard stores pylons look like that will be mounted at station four and six?  I just finished reviewing 47 pages of images on a google search which produced only a couple of shots that show very little detail or the pylon is obscured by something. 

Hopefully the next batch of 48th scale Eurofighters from Revell will have the pylons included in the kit.  Perhaps some of the Brimstone ASM with the three round launcher adapter too! 
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2008, 01:05:42 am »
I haven't found any, so I ended up taking a guess for my Luftwaffe Eurofighter.

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2008, 03:07:18 am »
I haven't found any, so I ended up taking a guess for my Luftwaffe Eurofighter.
Attached are most of what I found on line and could upload (size permitting) to the forum.  Contact me via my eMail address if you are interested in any of the other images I found on-line, always glad to share.
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2008, 03:38:37 pm »
G'day Gang,

Over on ARC, there's a new build of an RAF Typhoon FGR.4 which the builder informs is the latest designator for 'mud moving' capable Typhoons.

http://www.arcair.com/Gal9/8001-8100/gal8020-Typhoon-Buick/17.shtm

A few questions, however come up regarding this:

a) what happened to Mark 3?
b) do the RAF use the US type Paveway bomb?
c) since when is Paveway both GPS & laser guided? (seems a bit odd to have both)
d) the Lightenng II pod - is there a store station at the rear of the fuselage for it in the first place?

Info would be nice.  I'm a shade out of touch with all things RAF from a modern perspective.

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2008, 04:34:32 pm »
The Mark 3 is the T.3, the two-seat version of the latest model (Block 5). Previous marks were the T.1 and F.2.

The RAF uses the Paveway 3 and 4 IIRC - the Paveway 4 is the newest one, which has both laser and GPS/INS guidance options. The dual-mode seeker is to provide all-weather capability (the RAF had problems hitting targets with LGBs in Kosovo, due to bad weather - the GPS/INS seeker allows precision strikes when the laser designator cannot be used). I think the guidance kits are fitted to standard British GP bombs, rather than the low-drag Mk.8x series America uses. I believe the designator pod is usually mounted on the centreline station between the wheel wells, which can also be used for a drop tank.

Hope that's of some help. :)
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2008, 04:50:35 pm »
Much appreciated Pyro.

It seems he's used US based bombs rather than tagging the guidance kit onto Brit examples, but there you go I suppose.  I certainly wasn't aware of the dual mode idea, nor the problems over Kosovo.

I was aware that Typhoon could carry a centreline tank, but didn't think the mount was quite as far back as his model suggests.

Thanks once again.

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