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Eurofighter Typhoon

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

  1. BMD

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    In all honest an up-to-date F-16 makes sense for Austria because it's all they can afford.
     
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    What was their rationale behind buying Typhoon in the first place?
     
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    It was a kick-ass aircraft.
     
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    It isn't any more?

    :troll:

    I think they must have surely miscalculated/underestimated the maintenance costs.
     
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    EU weapons > practicality.
     
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    The problem is that some costs remains the same whether it's 15 aircraft or 150.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    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.
     
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    They should buy an F-5 and make like its the '60s.
     
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    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.
     
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    Yes, but read the title, the picture has nothing to do with the video.
     
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    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
     
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    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/19..._missile_Defense_System_For__52M#.WWeEFYFCTqA
     
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