Dismiss Notice
Welcome to IDF- Indian Defence Forum , register for free to join this friendly community of defence enthusiastic from around the world. Make your opinion heard and appreciated.

Eurofighter Typhoon

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

  1. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    9,938
    Likes Received:
    2,870
    Country Flag:
    United Kingdom
    In all honest an up-to-date F-16 makes sense for Austria because it's all they can afford.
     
  2. Gessler

    Gessler Mod MODERATOR

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Messages:
    9,417
    Likes Received:
    8,495
    Country Flag:
    India
    What was their rationale behind buying Typhoon in the first place?
     
  3. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    9,938
    Likes Received:
    2,870
    Country Flag:
    United Kingdom
    It was a kick-ass aircraft.
     
    Blue Marlin likes this.
  4. Gessler

    Gessler Mod MODERATOR

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Messages:
    9,417
    Likes Received:
    8,495
    Country Flag:
    India
    It isn't any more?

    :troll:

    I think they must have surely miscalculated/underestimated the maintenance costs.
     
    BMD likes this.
  5. sunstersun

    sunstersun Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    May 12, 2017
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    327
    Country Flag:
    Canada
    EU weapons > practicality.
     
  6. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    9,938
    Likes Received:
    2,870
    Country Flag:
    United Kingdom
    The problem is that some costs remains the same whether it's 15 aircraft or 150.
     
  7. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    4,850
    Likes Received:
    2,933
    Buy or lease Gripen C/D, but the case is not clear so far, they still have upgrading the T1s as an option too.


    Getting one of the best air superiority fighters, at 2nd hand cost if you want and German politics surely had pushed then too.

    The T1 mainly used US A2A weapons.
     
  8. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    9,938
    Likes Received:
    2,870
    Country Flag:
    United Kingdom
    They should buy an F-5 and make like its the '60s.
     
    Blue Marlin likes this.
  9. BON PLAN

    BON PLAN Major SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,689
    Likes Received:
    1,285
    Country Flag:
    France
    US turgine are better. And I think SCALP/STORM SHADOW has a greater warhead.
    It's difficult to compare perf. just after having a look and volume estimation.
     
  10. BON PLAN

    BON PLAN Major SENIOR MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2,689
    Likes Received:
    1,285
    Country Flag:
    France
  11. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    9,938
    Likes Received:
    2,870
    Country Flag:
    United Kingdom
    Yes, but read the title, the picture has nothing to do with the video.
     
  12. BMD

    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    9,938
    Likes Received:
    2,870
    Country Flag:
    United Kingdom
    The SFC is 0.682 vs 1.03lb/lbfhr (50% higher for Storm Shadow). The warhead is fractionally lighter, 450kg vs 454kg and the missile is 44% larger by volume, fuel is held withing that volume. So the range should be similar.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microturbo_TRI_60
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams_F107
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
    BON PLAN likes this.
  13. Blue Marlin

    Blue Marlin 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    222
    Country Flag:
    United Kingdom
    [​IMG]
     
    Sancho and BMD like this.
  14. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    4,850
    Likes Received:
    2,933
    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/19..._missile_Defense_System_For__52M#.WWeEFYFCTqA
     
    BMD likes this.
  15. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    4,850
    Likes Received:
    2,933

Share This Page