The Eurofighter Typhoon is arguably the hottest (and costliest) aircraft to come out of Europe over the past 25 years or so. A swing-role 4.5th Generation fighter, it flies with British, German, Spanish, Italian, Austrian, Saudi and soon-to-be Omani roundels. Although its Eurojet EJ200 engines are somewhat less-powerful than its American counterparts, namely the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, and the Boeing F-15 Eagle, it still possesses a solid thrust to weight ratio that allows it to achieve and sustain supersonic speeds without engaging the afterburner (known as supercruise). Below is an incredible GIF of a Typhoon of the Royal Air Force, belonging to No. 17 Squadron (17 (R) TES) out of RAF Coningsby. No. 17 Squadron originally served as the RAF’s testing and evaluation unit for the Typhoon, up till 2013, when it was reformed as a joint RAF/Royal Navy test and evaluation unit for the F-35 Lightning II, based out of Edwards Air Force Base, CA. The Typhoon, apparently at altitude, is shown to accelerate past its wingman easily, climbing rapidly out of sight.
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