Eurofighter Typhoon F-2000

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Description: The Eurofighter Typhoon is the perfect example of the result of well-done cooperation between some nations. In the Italian air force, the aircaft is the main fighter. Talking about its story, 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 to 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 seven, 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), and 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. The Italian Air Force operates a total of 96 Eurofighters (28 Trance 1, 47 Trance 2, and 21 Trance 3). In the future, Italy will very likely buy the Eurofighter Trance 4 (to replace the older Trance 1) and the Eurofighter ECR (to replace the Tornado ECR since F35 cannons can’t do anti-radiation and electronic warfare missions). The interest of Italy in getting a new EF was both confirmed by Leonardo and Bae System. Italian Eurofighter Trance 3 (and probably Trance 2) will also get the new Aesa variant of the Captor M, the ECRS MK2 since Italy joined in the project 2 years ago and recently assigned one two seat Eurofighter T3 for the development of the ECRS Mk2 radar. Talking about where the Trance 1 Eurofighter will go, they won’t probably be shipped, but they will very likely be donated to Ukraine (the proposal is the object of discussion right now). The Italian Eurofighter is also deployed in Romania and Lithuania to protect NATO airspace. They first saw them in 2011 against Libya, where they performed anti-air and anti-ground missions.

Why It should be in the game: The Eurofighter Typhoon is the most advanced aircraft of his generation and it will bring with all it’s Trance, block and developemtn aircraft a lot of very powerfoul multirole fighter to the Italian TT.

Specifications

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Specifications:
Length: 15.96 m
Wingspan: 10.95m
Wing arrow: 53°
Height: 5.28 m
Wing area: 51.20 m²
Empty weight: 11 150 kg
Load weight: 16 000 kg
Maximum take-off weight: 23 500 kg
Capacity: 5 000 kg
Engine: 2x Eurojet EJ-200 with a max of 90 kn each
Max speed: 2495 km/h
Climb rate: 315 m/s
Range: 1 389 km
Tangency: 19 812 m
3x Fuel Tank
Flares and Chaff
DASS protection sistem
Pirate sistem

Trances

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Trance 1

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Block 1: Basic Air to air capability only
Block 2: Improved air to air capability
Block 5: Air to air and air to ground capability

Trance 2

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Block 8: new computers and avionics compliant with the STANAG 4626 standard
Block 10: EOC1, An update to the IFF software and MIDS, ground target tracking on the HMSS, which can also target the laser pod
Block 15: EOC2, The database of the Dass sistem is improved, the DVI get improvments as well the laser desingnation pod
Block 20: EOC3

Trance 3

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It mantain the caraptheristcs of the EOC3 upgrade but it also get Captor-M radar, upgraded defensive sistem, computer and avionic upgrade. it will mount in the Italian air force in future the Italian-British Aesa Radar ECRS-MK2

Trance 4

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(in future)

Eurofighter ECR

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(in future)

Weapons (Italian Eurofighter)

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Trance 1

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Cannons
1x 27 mm Mauser cannon with 150 rounds
Air to Air Missiles
6x Aim-9L
6x Aim-9L/I
6x Aim-9L/I-1
6x Aim-120A
6x Aim-120B
6x Aim-120C
6x IRIS-T
6x AIM-132 ASRAAM
Bombs (Guided and Unguided)
12x BL-755
12x MK-82
6x MK-83
6x MK-84
6x Enhanced Paveway II
6x Enhanced Paveway III
6x Enhanced Pawevay IV
6x GBU-10
6x GBU-16
6x EGBU-16
6x GBU-48
6x GBU-24
Pods:
Litening III

Trance 2

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Cannons
1x 27 mm Mauser cannon with 150 rounds
Air to Air Missiles
6x Aim-9L
6x Aim-9L/I
6x Aim-9L/I-1
6x Aim-120A
6x Aim-120B
6x Aim-120C
6x IRIS-T
6x AIM-132 ASRAAM
6x MBDA Meteor
Bombs (Guided and Unguided)
12x BL-755
12x MK-82
6x MK-83
6x MK-84
6x Enhanced Paveway II
6x Enhanced Paveway III
12x Enhanced paveway IV
6x GBU-10
6x GBU-16
6x GBU-31
6x EGBU-16
6x GBU-48
6x GBU-24
Air to ground missiles:
18x Brimstone 2
18X Dual mode Brimstone
18X SPEAR III (possible in future)
Cruise Missiles:
2x MBDA Storm Shadow
2xcKepd 350 Taurus
Pods: Litening III

Trance 3

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Cannons
1x 27 mm Mauser cannon with 150 rounds
Air to Air Missiles
6x Aim-9L
6x Aim-9L/I
6x Aim-9L/I-1
6x Aim-120A
6x Aim-120B
6x Aim-120C
6x IRIS-T
6x AIM-132 ASRAAM
6x MBDA Meteor
Bombs (Guided and Unguided)
12x BL-755
12x MK-82
6x MK-83
6x MK-84
6x Enhanced Paveway II
6x Enhanced Paveway III
6x Enhanced Paveway IV
6x GBU-10
6x GBU-16
6x GBU-31
6x EGBU-16
6x GBU-48
6x GBU-24
6x HOSBO
Air to ground missiles:
18x Brimstone 2
18x Dual Mode Brimstone
Cruise Missiles:
2x MBDA Storm Shadow
2x Kepd 350 Taurus
Anty ship missiles:
6x Marte-ER
2x RBS-15 F-ER
Pods:
Litening IV and V
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Sources

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Eurofighter Typhoon - Wikipedia
The Programme | Eurofighter Typhoon
Italy joins UK development of next-generation Eurofighter Typhoon radar - Blog Before Flight - Aerospace and Defense News
The Aircraft | Eurofighter Typhoon
The Future | Eurofighter Typhoon
Eurofighter Typhoon: aeroplano militare multiruolo
Eurofighter Typhoon: il più avanzato caccia multiruolo
https://aresdifesa.it/nuovi-eurofighter-typhoon-per-litalia/
Italy backs UK radar for Eurofighter fleet modernisation | News | Flight Global
Italy joins UK development of next-generation Eurofighter Typhoon radar - Italian Defence Technologies
MILITARY TECHNOLOGY: IDEX 2015: BRIMSTONE 2 Eurofighter TYPHOON Integration Signed
https://theaviationist.com/2020/10/23/the-italian-air-force-takes-delivery-of-its-final-most-advanced-eurofighter-typhoon/
https://theaviationist.com/2022/10/10/russian-activity-near-poland-intensifying/
Book: Eurofighter Typhoon storm over Europe (Hugh Harkins)
Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon (Skywing Press)
Coccarde Tricolori Speciale 3 (Riccardo Nicoli) (RN Publishing)

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CAPTOR Radar

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Pirtate and DASS sistems

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+1.It would be a great addition to Italy.

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+1

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+1

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As an Italian I would certainly like to see it in game, but I think it’s too modern to make a somewhat accurate radar, flight model and missiles for it. Already with the MiG29 and the F16 the flight and radar models aren’t really that accurate. Still +1 from me :D

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Maybe these can help;

(Bottom of page for the second link)

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Thanks, I alredy had that sources

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Info on the CAPTOR Radar Modes, probably won’t be useful in WT but yuh:

BVR AA-modes:

  • RWS (Range While Scan)
  • TWS (Track While Scan)
  • VS (Velocity Search)

CAC AA-modes:

  • Boresight Acquisition
  • Vertical Acquisition
  • Slaved Acquisition
  • HUD Acquisition.

AG-modes:

  • Sea
  • DBS/SAR (Doppler Beam Sharpening/Synthetic Aperture Radar)
  • GMTI/T (Ground Moving Target Indication/Track)
  • AG-Ranging
  • PVU (Precision Velocity Update)
  • TA (Terrain Avoidance).
  • FTT (Fixed Target Track)

The radar also provides look-up/down and shoot-up/down capabilities, raid assessment, and a non-cooperative target recognition (NCTR) function. Also, it is able to create a 3-D picture from the airspace which provides the pilot with a better overview of the situation in the airspace. Performance: The CAPTOR radar is able to lock onto a large target (like a transporter) at distances of over 300 km and on a fighter-sized target at distances above 160 km. The radar is able to track up to 20 targets at once and can engage 6 of them. All targets are tracked by priority and the radar can collect detailed information about the primary tracked one. A target change will be automatically undertaken when a missile is fired at one target,
The array can be moved ±60° in azimuth and elevation.

Info in PIRATE Modes and Operation:

The PIRATE (Passive Infrared Airborne Tracking Equipment) is a 3rd generation dual-band infrared sensor with image processing capabilities. Design:

  • Image processing speed is 24 mln pixels/second
  • azimuth coverage up to +/-75°
  • wavelength 3-5 and 8-11 microns

Roles: The PIRATE acts as IRST and FLIR. Modes include:

  • Multiple Target Track
  • Single Target Track
  • Single Target Track Identification
  • Sector Acquisition
  • Slaved Acquisition
  • kinematically ranging
  • Thermal cueing for ground targets
  • FLIR image generation with output on HuD, HMD, and/or MHDD
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against f16c and mig29 smt yes we need as soon as possible

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+1 italy used it so much that it must be added

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