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new type of Typhoon?

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posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 08:05 AM
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news.bbc.co.uk...

the bbc article and video says its a new typhoon?
whats the diffrence from the Org which was put in service awhile ago?

or is it just new off production?

anyhow this is a cool video

[edit on 1-7-2008 by bodrul]

Mod Edit: Fixed spelling in title

[edit on 7/1/08 by FredT]




posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 08:40 AM
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meh , the tranche 2`s are only just being built so these will be tranche 1 block 5 - with A2G capability



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 10:08 AM
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reply to post by bodrul
 


Lol,I thought you meant 'Typhoon',like hurricane,lol.Anyways the plane looks cool though.



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 11:55 AM
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www.flightglobal.com...


bit more info



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 12:04 PM
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ty·poon /tahy-poon/ Pronunciation Key

 –noun

1.  a typo that spins out of control
2.  a female friend of Ty Pennington

[sorry... couldn't resist]



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 01:29 PM
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There's a bunch more info in this article too:

www.flightglobal.com...

There's an interesting comment at the end too:




...discussions are under way with Eurojet partner Rolls-Royce to increase the power available from the aircraft's EJ200 turbofans. RAF sources say this will support "hot, high and heavy" operations: a precise requirement for Afghanistan.

Describing the US deployment as "a success story", Atha says: "The guys have demonstrated the capability that I hoped they would. We've revealed some of the potential of Typhoon, but there's a heck of a lot more you can do."


More power and more capabilities to come, interesting times!



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 01:33 PM
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And something interesting to note,
it was tested in Nevada
hmm



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by infinite
And something interesting to note,
it was tested in Nevada
hmm


It was green Flag and they were flying out of Nellis air force station.

The exercise involved 6000 ground troops just about to roll out into iraq, and SF troops (both RAF FAC and Army FAC involved also) practising with their shiny systems for guiding in aircraft onto a strike target.

Pre exercise was at David Montham air station in arizona.



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 02:22 PM
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Regarding the OP's original question about it being a new type of Typhoon; the model that has been decalred operational is the A2G capable model which are referred to as the Typhoon FGR.4, the preceding model which was A2A capable only, was theTyphoon F.2. The trainer model for this type was known as the Typhoon T.1, the corresponding trainer model for the swing role FGR.4 is the Typhoon T.3. This is what is meant by new version.



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 06:07 PM
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ah
thanks for the explanation.

any chance this will be at the air show this month?



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 01:25 AM
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theres 2 `big` ones , waddo this weekend and RIAT the weekend after , as an aside , XH558 will be at waddo - but likely static , whilst there hoping for her first display will be at RIAT



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 12:58 PM
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I understand that there will be a Typhoon & Spitfire flying display at Waddington, which should be interesting.




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