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Eurofighter Typhoon

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

  1. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Maybe they got the parts made in China.
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    It’s the third deadly crash of a Eurofighter in one month.
    A Spanish Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon has crashed at Albacete, southeast on Madrid, Spain, while recovering to Los Lanos airbase after taking part in a National parade. The pilot did not manage to eject from the aircraft and was killed in the accident.

    According to the Spanish MoD, the Eurofighter, one of four Typhoons that took part in the parade over Madrid, crashed, for unknown reasons, on approach to Albacete.

    Albacete is the home base of the Eurofighter Typhoon C.16 jets from Ala 14 and the main operating base of NATO Tactical Leadership Programme.

    This is the third deadly crash of a Typhoon in one month: a RSAF Typhoon combat aircraft involved in a mission against Houthi fighters over Yemen crashed into a mountain in Al Wade’a district on Sept. 13, 2017; then, on Sept. 24, an Italian Air Force Typhoon crashed into the sea while performing its solo display during the Terracina airshow.


    Read more at https://theaviationist.com/2017/10/...day-parade-killing-pilot/#2DUKbETJPbYWwDuK.99
     
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  3. BMD

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    There's something abnormal. 2 crashes in 14 years and then 4 in 6 weeks.
     
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    The circumstances for each crash are very different, though. The Saudi one was conducting combat operations; the Italian one splashed when the pilot started a maneuver too low so he didn't have enough height to finish it; the Spanish however was merely returning to base. (Also the British one was not a crash, just a botched landing that ended up in the grass past the runway. The pilot wasn't killed and the aircraft had no serious damage.)

    IMO it's more likely the crash would be related to the 2014 crash of a Spanish Typhoon. Same air force (so same maintenance and flight doctrine), similar circumstances.

    Edit: found these pictures on another forum.

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    The problem starts being noticeable here. If you look carefully you can discern the trail left by the engines of the aircraft -- except the doomed one. Did the engine flame out? Bird strike perhaps? Unfortunately it went inverted (problem with the commands?) which is certainly why the pilot didn't try to eject; at that height he'd just ejected right into the ground.
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    And there it starts to fall. It does seem like it lost power and control.

    The next picture is the fireball after the crash and I don't feel like posting that. :(
     
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  5. randomradio

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    The Italian crash is pilot error.
     
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    The one that crashed into the water looked like G-LOC.
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    During such "Peeling Off", we do not exceed 3.5-4G. No chance of G-LOC at such low G.
     
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    He must have misjudged where the water was then, there was insufficient stick input.
     
  9. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    https://www.ft.com/content/73e91972-b9a1-11e7-8c12-5661783e5589


    Interesting, so the deal is still possible.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    http://www.janes.com/article/75221/uk-looks-to-typhoon-upgrade-package
     
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    The Typhoon program desperately needs the second Saudi order.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    And with similar upgrades possibly as well, GaN, upgraded EW and cockpit displays, but CFTs might change the game completely.
     
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    Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Claim They Have Shot Down A Saudi Eurofighter Typhoon Over Yemen
    Oct 28 2017 - 0 Comments
    image: https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/RSAF-Typhoon-landing.jpg

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    By David Cenciotti
    Yemeni media outlets are reporting that a Royal Saudi Air Force Typhoon was shot down over Yemen yesterday. However no pictures have been released to back Houthi rebels claims, so far.
    According to several still unconfirmed media reports, a RSAF Typhoon fighter was shot down by Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebels on Oct. 27. The fate of the pilot is unknown at the time of writing. No images of the wreckage or any other kind of evidence have been released so far.

    “Yemen’s air defense unit told the country’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the aircraft had been targeted with a surface-to-air missile as it was flying in the skies over Nihm district east of the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a on Friday evening,” Yemen Press reported.

    For the moment there haven’t been comments by the Saudi-led coalition over the Houthi claims. Still, Saudi sources, including popular Saudi military aviation expert @MbKS15, deny the accident has occurred, saying it’s just propaganda.

    Earlier this month, on Oct. 1, a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone was shot down over Sanaa: footage filmed from several different locations (the UAV was over the capital in daylight conditions when it was destroyed) depicted the incident from start to finish.

    If confirmed, this would be the second Saudi Typhoon lost over Yemen while supporting Operation Decisive Storm, the Saudi-led air war on the Houthi rebels in the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula: indeed, a RSAF Eurofighter crashed into a mountain in Al Wade’a district on Sept. 13. Back then, the cause of the crash was an alleged technical failure during a CAS (Close Air Support) mission. The pilot, identified as Mahna al-Biz, died in the accident.

    Anyway, provide the reports are accurate and a Typhoon has really been shot down, the accident would be the fourth crash of a Eurofighter jet in one a a half months: along with the already mentioned RSAF Typhoon combat aircraft that crashed in Yemen on Sept. 13, 2017, on Sept. 24, an Italian Air Force Typhoon crashed into the sea while performing its solo display during the Terracina airshow killing the test pilot, whereas on Oct. 12, a Spanish Air Force Eurofighter crashed into the ground while returning to Albacete after taking part in the National Day Parade over Madrid.

    We will update this post as soon as new official details/confirmation/denial emerge.


    En savoir plus sur https://theaviationist.com/2017/10/...ghter-typhoon-over-yemen/#VXUmZdcPCX539UgA.99
     
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