Eurofighter Typhoon DA7

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Description: Here the Eurofighter Typhoon DA7, a very advanced aircraft for being prototype. in 1983, development of the Eurofighter began as part of the New European Fighter program, a program involving Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and France, but after a few years France left the project to build the Dassault Rafale. After France’s final exit, the first technical demonstrator, the Bae Eap, flew in the United Kingdom a few years later in August 1986.The companies involved in the project were Bae Sistems (United Kingdom), Airbus (Germany), Alenia Aereonautica, now Leonardo (Italy) and ITP Aereo (Spain). The first prototypes were DA (Development Aircraft) and the first of 7, the German DA1, flew for the first time on March 27, 1994, followed by the British DA2 on April 6 of the same year. A total of 7 prototypes were built: DA1 and DA5 (Germans), DA2 and DA4 (British), DA3 and DA7 (Italians), DA6 (Spanish).The first contract for a total of 148 Trance 1 aircraft (55 for the UK, 44 for Germany, 29 for Italy and 20 for Spain) was signed in 1998 and serial production of the first version, the Trance 1, began in 2000. in 2004, production of 236 aircraft of the second version, the Trance 2, began. In 2009, production of 112 of the third version, the Trance 3, began, and in the future, production of the fourth version, the Trance 4, will probably begin. Today, there are different versions of the Eurofighter (Tranche 1, Tranche 2, Tranche 3) and after the four countries that developed and operated the aircraft (United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and Spain), others have purchased it (Austria, Arabia Saudita, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar). The aircraft itself was built in 1995 and flew for the first time on January 27, 1997. This aircraft was crucial to the development of the Eurofighter itself, as it was the last prototype to be tested with all possible weapons that a Eurofighter of any trance (from 1 to 3) could carry, and it was also equipped with very modern systems such as the PIRATE. It conducted several tests at Decimomannu Air Base in Sardinia, Italy. The first test took place on December 17, 1997, and the DA7 was the first Eurofighter to fire a AIM 120 AMRAAR. After this very good start, further tests were conducted, such as in June 2001, when the aircraft successfully tested and shot down the MBDA AIM132 ASRAAM. In November 2001, a test was conducted that included launching the AIM 120 and IRIS -T missiles at a speed of 1.6 Mach, testing DASS systems and launching several flares. The DA7 was the basis for the development and construction of the PIRATE system and was the first Typhoon to be equipped with it until 2004. It was one of the few aircraft or the only Eurofighter to test all of the EFA’s weapons. It was the basis for the development of the systems and the weapons of the various Trance (1,2,3). It was equipped with the Eurofighter’s decisive engine, two EJ200 engines that give the aircraft a top speed of 2470 km/h. The aircraft was retired in 2007 and its fate remains unknown to this day.

Why it should be in the game: This aircraft was basically the base of the evolution of the Eurofighter and the aircraft used for test all the weapons for the Eurofighter. It will be just a perfect addtion for the Italian TT since it can cover any possible role with a great efficiency.

Spefications

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Crew: 1
Length: 15.96 m
Wingspan: 10.95 m
Height: 5.28 m
Empty weight: 11,000 kg
Gross weight: 16,000 kg
Max takeoff weight: 23,500 kg
Fuel capacity: 4,996 kg
Powerplant: 2x Eurojet EJ 200 with a total of 60 kn of thrust (Normal) and 90 kn of thrust (with afterburner)**
Max speed: 2490 km/h
Range: 2,900 km

Weapons:

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Air to air missiles: Aim 9 L, Aim 9 L/I, Aim 9 L/-1,Aim 9 M, Aim 9 X, Aim 132 ASRAAM, Aim 120 AMRAAM, Aim 120 B Slammer, IRIS-T, Meteor**
Air to Ground weapons: AGM 65 Maveriks, Paveway II, AGM 154 JSOW, Paweway III, Dumb Bombs (Mk82,Mk83,Mk 84 and British pounder bombs),BL 755, Brimstone I,CBLS 200, Boeing JDAM
Cruise Missiles: KEPD 350 Taurus, Storm Shadow
Anti Radar Missile: AGM 88 HARM, ALARM 2
Anti Ship missile: Konsberg NSM
Pods: Litening II, Pirate, ECM Pods
Radar: CAPTOR
Pilons: 13 + 2 attack for short range missiles at the extreme side of the wing
Fuel tanks: 1000 litres Supersonic Fuel Tank, 2000 litre External Fuel Tank

Sources:

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Book:Eurofighter Typhoon storm over Europe (Hugh Harkins)
Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon (Skywing Press)
Coccarde Tricolori Speciale 3 (Riccardo Nicoli) (RN Publishing)
Tutti i prototipi dell'Eurofighter 2000 in volo
http://www.aviastore.it/?p=5415
Arriva l’ Eurofighter DA 7 – Associazione 4° Stormo Gorizia
Eurofighter Typhoon - Wikipedia
Aerei Militari - Eurofighter Typhoon
Eurofighter Typhoon: il più avanzato caccia multiruolo
More sources will be provided soon! (New pictures and infomations)

Big Thanks to @S__bastienZ88 for all the help!

Pictures

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Eurofighter Typhoon DA7 MMX603 | Eurofighter Typhoon DA7 MMX… | Flickr
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Arriva l' Eurofighter DA 7 – Associazione 4° Stormo Gorizia

Arriva l' Eurofighter DA 7 – Associazione 4° Stormo Gorizia

Eurofighter Typhoon DA7 MMX603 | Eurofighter Typhoon DA7 - S… | Flickr

Arriva l' Eurofighter DA 7 – Associazione 4° Stormo Gorizia

MMX603 | Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 | Italy - Air Force | philippe noret | JetPhotos

Arriva l' Eurofighter DA 7 – Associazione 4° Stormo Gorizia

Crotone, boato lungo la costa: aereo Eurofighter dell'Aeronautico militare supera la velocità del suono | CrotoneNews

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Capo Pilota Collaudatore dell'Eurofighter Typhoon - Maurizio Cheli
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Pirate e DASS Sistems:

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Captor radar:

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+1 Very good all-weather Multirole fighter aircraft toptier for Italy tech tree

I wonder Eurofighter Typhoon DA7 fitted with CAPTOR ECR-90C multimode pulse doppler radar or CAPTOR-E AESA radar ?

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I think the radar was the standard One, but I Need to re-check

So Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon DA7 equipped with ECR-90C CAPTOR radar or CAPTOR E AESA radar ?

90C, potentially upgraded to 90D in later life.

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CAPTOR ECR-90D it’s multimode pulse-doppler radar or active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar ?

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Upgraded ECR-90C, still a mech scan.

Do not post the DA.7 manuals.

https://forum.warthunder.com/t/source-material-restrictions-on-classified-and-export-restricted-information-military-restrictions/2069/3

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Oh no, it’s happened yet again…

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Well, a little search on internet and you saw this was leaked 5 year ago
but hey rip

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This is indeed a War Thunder moment.

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Oh my god. It happened again didn’t it?

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Might have been the manual that you can buy online, it’s been up for years and has “nato declassified” on the bottom

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It also states “export restricted” once past the first few pages.
It is declassified likely to NATO-only entities, but anyone outside is likely restricted from accessing or viewing.

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Fair enough, still not a good idea to post it lol. At this rate the game is gonna get shutdown by 2025. I do wonder why you can go buy the document for 10 usd…

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I looked into it a bit more: a lot of these documents/manuals are not actually meant to be online. People get ahold of things (museum workers, private contractors, etc), and despite the copyright laws (as well as parts of the documents stating “Restricted”), they still post them.

These manuals are in no way meant to be sold nor distributed, no matter if they are classified, unclassified, declassified, or export restricted.

Think of it like this: if you ended up getting ahold of documents via a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request, you wouldn’t copy and re-distribute/sell those, would you?

Actually that’s fine, you’d only have trouble with copyright where it might apply. But a FOIA release should clear you for public use.

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Oh, that’s neat! Thanks for the correction
(I am a tad over-cautious with this sort of stuff)

Got the link?