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Eurofighter Typhoon with CFTs

Discussion in 'Military Multimedia' started by Dilemma, Aug 25, 2010.

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  1. Dilemma

    Dilemma Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Hmmm... nice will India get the Eurofighter Typhoon with CFTs??
    By the way does that plane belong to Luftwaffe or RAF
     
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    AFAIK, none of the users have the EFT with CFTs and I don't even think it will be offered in the next tranche as its still in development.
    On the other hand, the Rafale CFT is almost done testing and trials. The Rafale CFTs development was started keeping in mind the expectations of international customers. France said it doesn't require CFTs.
     
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    Please do post pics of the Rafale with CFT
     
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    CFT come with its own disadvantage,after CFT become empty it will become a headache for u,it cannot b dropped
     
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    See but CFTs can be attached for special missions and removed when not required, its not as if it becomes a part of the structure permanently.
     
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    correct. CFTs can be removed. CFT on F-15s were removable.
     
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    i agree CFT r removable,i am talking about the specific condition in which they r carried,after it become empty it become a liability,it highly affect the maneuverability
     
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    Well CFTs don't affect the maneuverability as much as drop tanks do (but yeah, drop tanks can be dropped). Even with drop tanks, planes are pretty maneuverable.
    Look at some F-16 Block 52s, 60s and strike eagles, they never remove their CFTs. It's not as bad as you think.
    1) CFTs are aerodynamic and cause very less drag.
    2) The most important point is, they free up under-wing weapon stations.
     
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    ^^well i am not against CFT as they also decrease RCS(i think so)
     
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    Definitely, drop tanks/external stores add to the RCS big time.
     
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