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    Default Typhoon worth the price tag?

    Would anybody agree that the Typhoon is completely none cost effective? It looks nice at airshows and occasionally gets scrambled to escort a Russian Bear (much to Russian amusement I'm sure) out of international air pace surrounding the UK. (I'm in no way insinuating that the Russians have entered UK airspace by the way, before anybody gets on their high horse.) But really? Has it been worth the price tag in general? It performed well in Libya, but it was hardly up against much competition. It was designed as a non-stable fighter air-frame. Is this a necessary requirement post cold-war? Even if the UK did have this requirement, it's still 4th gen rather than 5th gen. And it is incapable of sporting the suite of weapons that it's proven predecessor (the Tornado) is. For example, it can't be armed with Brimstone or Storm-shadow, the RAF's most potent weapons. Would the UK not have been prudent to have invested in another model of aircraft for sale such as the the US F-15 in the interim interim prior to the introduction of the F-35? I understand that the Typhoon (EuroFighter) was a long-term project aimed at providing jobs as much as it was an effective aircraft for the Europeans. But has it been worth it? Is it worth the price tag? Thoughts anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo1982 View Post
    Would anybody agree that the Typhoon is completely none cost effective? It looks nice at airshows and occasionally gets scrambled to escort a Russian Bear (much to Russian amusement I'm sure) out of international air pace surrounding the UK. (I'm in no way insinuating that the Russians have entered UK airspace by the way, before anybody gets on their high horse.) But really? Has it been worth the price tag in general? It performed well in Libya, but it was hardly up against much competition. It was designed as a non-stable fighter air-frame. Is this a necessary requirement post cold-war? Even if the UK did have this requirement, it's still 4th gen rather than 5th gen. And it is incapable of sporting the suite of weapons that it's proven predecessor (the Tornado) is. For example, it can't be armed with Brimstone or Storm-shadow, the RAF's most potent weapons. Would the UK not have been prudent to have invested in another model of aircraft for sale such as the the US F-15 in the interim interim prior to the introduction of the F-35? I understand that the Typhoon (EuroFighter) was a long-term project aimed at providing jobs as much as it was an effective aircraft for the Europeans. But has it been worth it? Is it worth the price tag? Thoughts anybody?
    Let me put it in simpler terms.....bang per buck:

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    Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced swing-role combat aircraft providing simultaneously deployable Air-to-Air and Air-to-Surface capabilities.
    It is in service with 6 customers across 20 operational units and has been ordered by two more. The aircraft has demonstrated, and continues to demonstrate, high reliability across the globe in all climates. It has been combat proven during operations in Libya.
    معرفی مواد شیمیایی مثل سود مایع و سولفات آلومینیوم و سود پرک و مواد معدنی مثل آهک زنده و آهک هیدراته

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo1982 View Post
    Would anybody agree that the Typhoon is completely none cost effective? It looks nice at airshows and occasionally gets scrambled to escort a Russian Bear (much to Russian amusement I'm sure) out of international air pace surrounding the UK. (I'm in no way insinuating that the Russians have entered UK airspace by the way, before anybody gets on their high horse.) But really? Has it been worth the price tag in general? It performed well in Libya, but it was hardly up against much competition. It was designed as a non-stable fighter air-frame. Is this a necessary requirement post cold-war? Even if the UK did have this requirement, it's still 4th gen rather than 5th gen. And it is incapable of sporting the suite of weapons that it's proven predecessor (the Tornado) is. For example, it can't be armed with Brimstone or Storm-shadow, the RAF's most potent weapons. Would the UK not have been prudent to have invested in another model of aircraft for sale such as the the US F-15 in the interim interim prior to the introduction of the F-35? I understand that the Typhoon (EuroFighter) was a long-term project aimed at providing jobs as much as it was an effective aircraft for the Europeans. But has it been worth it? Is it worth the price tag? Thoughts anybody?
    Anybody? Yes. Especially with that yob in your nickname (if that is your yob).

    keyword Price tag. Now,
    interim interim
    , I agree with you, I wouldn't own this nickname since almost a decade if I were a friend of interim solutions. But I was very curious the day when I here perceived the topic "Austria does no longer want to fly the Typhoon." Probably you can excuse me, I don't have it word by word, but it was a recent topic, here in this forum section ("Military").
    One of the ideas of us jetphotos members was, why not replace the Typhoon in Austria with...
    the F16 Falcon. Which btw was not one of my ideas.
    So, somebody who is not quite unfamiliar with military a/c here in this forum had this idea. Replace the Typhoon (2006) in Austria by the F-16 Falcon. And there, the circle is almost closed. I began with the year of construction/inauguration. 1978, and that's not only true for the F-16...

    German sources say that if you take off in a Typhoon, one hour in the air is worth 73.992,- Euro (on the island they say 74,000 Euros, right? Or, if I tried today to buy pound Sterling,
    66,159 GBP per hour).
    Which, btw somebody has to pay. I don't yet have a clue if types that have been built in 1982 (or earlier) are also so extreme hungry/expensive... We aren't or are we.

    keyword non-stable fighter air-frame. Later, but I'll come back.

    Btw, welcome to jetphotos. I wish you a pleasant stay.
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    LH also has a intercontinental history, the Hamburg - Düsseldorf - Shannon - NYC route, open since June 1st, 1955.
    A/C type: Lockheed Super Constellation.
    The airline code since a few weeks is no longer LH, but the operator stays the same on the DUS - NYC route ...

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    Default You can say that I am off topic sometimes. But I dare it.

    I know another a/c type that on occasion has been criticized, for "not the cheapest manner to cross the pond"...

    But, in contrast to the Typhoon, I know that more than 300 people are willing to pay for a flight in a 747, concerning 1 destination and one flight number, daily.

    I sometimes wonder where the difference is between an Airbus A320 and the Typhoon. The A320 is a success worldwide, not only in Chicago or in Frankfurt.

    And, but that's only my opinion, I don't think that 1 hour in an A320 again costs... 74,000 Euros (?) . You can contradict me, but that's not an argument which a semipro Boeing simulator pilot like me is able to control.

    And I don't know if 1 flight hour in a Typhoon always gets paid by... only a rough guess, clearly more than 100 people.

    Concerning military a/c, you certainly know more than me.
    LH also has a intercontinental history, the Hamburg - Düsseldorf - Shannon - NYC route, open since June 1st, 1955.
    A/C type: Lockheed Super Constellation.
    The airline code since a few weeks is no longer LH, but the operator stays the same on the DUS - NYC route ...

    Aviation enthusiast since more than 30 years. A whole decade here on this platform.

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