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A German Typhoon

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a jet fighter aircraft made by EADS, BAE Systems and Alenia Aeronautica with Eurofighter GmbH. It first flew in 1994 and was introduced in 2003. It uses canards, which makes it agile. and a delta wing. It is called the "Eurofighter" because it was made by European countries, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain.

The countries that designed the Typhoon use it. Austria and Saudi Arabia have also ordered it.


The Typhoon is 11 meters (36 feet) wide, 15 meters (49 feet) long, and 5.3 metres (17 ft) tall. It is 9,750 kilograms (21,494 lb) with nothing in it, and can weigh up to 21,000 kilograms (46,300 lb) with things in it. It has two EJ200 engines, which can each make 20,000 pounds (9,072 kilograms) of thrust, and can go 2,125 kilometres per hour (1,320 mph). It carries a 27mm Mauser cannon, and several missiles and bombs.

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