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Eurofighter Typhoon

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by 500, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. arulcharles

    arulcharles Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    That's because Air Superiority fighter can be modified as attack aircraft, while the same cannot be reversed for Strike aircraft
    Typhoon is an air superiority fighter with ground attack capability while A attack aircraft like F 35 cannot act as Air Superiority even with all its
    Systems and weapons
     
  2. BMD

    BMD Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Fundamentally any very stealthy fighter equipped with AAMs can make a good air superiority fighter. And that's the way the future is moving.
     
  3. BMD

    BMD Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    It'll be used for it. Just as they're practising using the F-35 with Typhoons. Maybe Native Indians are the next potential customer for France.
     
  4. Ezco

    Ezco Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Fundamentaly you re a victim of propaganda
     
  5. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel REGISTERED

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    Nope. Without any focus on maneuverability, you will never have an air superiority fighter. FCAS is simply a regular UCAV with limited maneuverability. You could call it an LRS-B Jr.

    You should read what Gen Hostage says about the F-35. They need 8 F-35s to do the work of 2 F-22s. Maneuverability and speed are key.
     
  6. G777

    G777 Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Oh Eurofighter. Still going at its best despite the setbacks. I will be looking at these in the near future. Oh boy do I have a story for them. Btw Eurofighter companies are doing their upmost best and so are the partners but how the heck do you keep a plane going if the countries that own them dont support it? Isnt this what the main issue was during the MMRCA? The only people that support the aircraft are the people who either work with it or sympathize for it. Thats my point of view on it. Me personally I believe Eurofighter has been a successful aircraft that each country has done their part to keep it going despite the setbacks and delays.

    One thing for sure is goverments (like ours) do not for a fact support this aircraft at all. But its still alive and flying. It has been produced in large numbers and is one of the best fighters in the world.

    Eurofighter has been through a lot and it still keeps going.:cheers:
     
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    randomradio Colonel REGISTERED

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    No. He is the creator of propaganda. He is the victim of his own delusion.
     
  8. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel REGISTERED

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    Appears Kuwait is not interested in the Typhoon anymore.

    Senators Begin Push for Jet Sales to Kuwait, Qatar

    "The Super Hornet is one of the best solutions for us," Abdullah al-Foudary, commander of the Kuwait Air Force, told Reuters Jan. 21. "We have the legacy F-18s that we have to find a solution for in 2030-2040."

    "A debate is ongoing on what sort of air power will Kuwait use,” al-Shayji said. “This debate included the Eurofighter, Rafales and the F-18s, but the Air Force had clearly stated their preference for the F-18s and they at the end have the power in this matter."

    The Air Force prefers the F-18 because adding in either Eurofighter or Rafale will “require the conversion of the systems used and will be more costly and time-consuming at a time when the oil prices are collapsing and may cause problems in the future if this deal is further delayed,” he added.
     
  9. BMD

    BMD Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    If you can detect the enemy first, you can target them first and shoot them down first. The F-14 is the US plane with the most A2A kills in the last 40 years and it was never a manoeuvrability match for the F-1, F-16 or F-18. Only RoE crippled it in Desert Storm. Ask Iran how well it could have performed against Iraq.

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    Now invariably you'll find some excuses to contradict the fact that all combat data post Vietnam says you're wrong.
     
  10. Ezco

    Ezco Captain FULL MEMBER

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    BMD you should come to the MRCA thread, it is a great day for Europe as France finalized a strategical IGA with India. As you are a Europe support, join and open the champagne with us.
     
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    Other sources mention going for a mixed fleet.

    It's been a roller-coaster: first they were reaching an agreement to buy SHornets, then they moved to Typhoons, now it's SHornets again...
     
  12. randomradio

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    This is another example of a country choosing the US over a good aircraft. They probably used the Typhoon to get a good deal on the SH. Qatar also wants 73 F-15Es. If Qatar can go for a mixed fleet, so can Kuwait.

    Saudi Arabia is even worse, they bought a lot of F-15s, a lot of Typhoons, now they want a lot of Rafales. In a few years, they will buy the F-35 also. Who do they think they are, Indians? We can pull it off because we are cool that way, but not many countries can do that, especially with a dwindling economy.
     
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    LOL

    France, India sign Rafale agreement, no deal on price - Yahoo Finance UK

    This is pure gold.

    India and France have signed an agreement on the long-delayed purchase of 36 French Rafale fighter jets but have yet to reach a deal on financial issues, the leaders of both countries said Monday.

    French President Francois Hollande said there remained "some financial issues" to be resolved before the purchase, first announced in 2012, could be completed.

    He was speaking after holding talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the second day of an official visit to India.

    In a joint statement the two leaders welcomed "the conclusion of the Inter-governmental Agreement (IGA) on the acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter aircrafts in flyaway condition, except for some financial issues".


    So basically there is still no agreement by English terminology
     
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    jonas Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    You can pull it off because you have to, you are incapable of building anything decent yourselves so have to spend all your money on foreign goods. Nothing cool about being rubbish at building aircraft and being ripped off by other countries :cheesy:
     
  15. randomradio

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    I sense butthurt. Lots of butthurt.
     

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