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RAF Typhoon
 

Born out of a partnership with Germany and Spain the Typhoon will provide the RAF with a multi-role combat aircraft with the ability of air-superiority fighter but also a potent precision ground attack platform. This highly capable and extremly agile aircraft is powered by two Eurojet EJ200 turbofans which can reach speeds up to of Mach 2 and at 65,000ft. The airframe is largely made of carbon fibre and light alloys to save weight. It's also equipped with the advanced ECR90 radar, which can track multiple targets.

Deliveries to the RAF started in 2003, when 17(R) Squadron, the Typhoon OEU (Operational Evaluation Uniit) formed at BAE Systems Warton, alongside the factory where the aircraft are assembled, while detailed development and testing of the airframe was carried out. Activation of 17(R)  Squadron OEU occured on the 1st July 2005 at RAF Coningsby followed by 29(R)  Squadron the types OCU (Operational Conversion Unit) later in that year.

The Typhoon will replace the Tornado F3 in the fighter role and has already replaced the Jaguar in the ground attack role. If the total purchace reaches the planned 232 aircraft the Typhoon will equip seven front-line squadrons as well as the Operartional Conversion Unit (OCU) and the Operational Evaluation Unit (OEU)

The first operational unit to be equipped with the aircraft was 3 Squadron which formed at RAF Cottesmore on the 31st March 2006 and moved to it's new base RAF Coningsby the following day. The second operational squadron was 11 Squadron which recieved it's first aircraft on the 9th October 2006. The next unit to be equipped will be 6 Squadron towards the end of 2008, the suadron will initially form at RAF Coningsby before moving to RAF Leuchars in Scotland.

Single seat Block 5 "Tranche 2" aircraft built or upgraded from existing F2's are known as Typhoon FGR4's. The new mark represents the increased capabilities of the Block 5 aircraft, fighter/ground attack and reconnaissance.

The Typhoon FGR4 has achieved the required standard for multi-role operations from June 2008 during the Green Flag exercise in the USA during the deployment of the first squadron flying the Typhoon FGR 4; 11 Sqaudron.

Being the first true mulit-role fighter since the Phantom within the RAF, the Typhoon, with its possibility to fight in and out of the target zones, allows the RAF to deliver combat airpower wherever and whenever it is required.

Typhoon F2 - ZJ930/AA - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force
 

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EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ342/ED - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ342   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ342/ED - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ342  

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ700 - QinetiQ - Aircraft Test & Evaluation - Royal Air Force ZJ700   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ700 - QinetiQ - Aircraft Test & Evaluation - Royal Air Force ZJ700   EF2000 Typhoon FRG4 - ZJ700 - QinetiQ - Aircraft Test & Evaluation - Royal Air Force ZJ700  

Typhoon T3 - ZJ800/BC - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ800   Typhoon T1 - ZJ800/AC - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ800  

Typhoon T1 - ZJ801/BJ - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ801  

EF2000 Typhoon T3 - ZJ802/QO-B - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ802   Typhoon T1 - ZJ802/BB - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ802   Typhoon T1 - ZJ802/BB - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ802  

Typhoon T1 - ZJ803/BA - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ803   Typhoon T1 - ZJ803/BA - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ803   Typhoon T1 - ZJ803/AA - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ803  

Typhoon T1 - ZJ806/BE - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ806   Typhoon T1 - ZJ806/BE - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ806  

Typhoon T1 - ZJ807/BF - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ807   Typhoon T1 - ZJ807/BF - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ807   Typhoon T1 - ZJ807/BF - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ807   Typhoon T1 - ZJ807/BF - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ807

Typhoon T1 - ZJ808/BG - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ808   Typhoon T1 - ZJ808/BG - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ808   Typhoon T1 - ZJ808/BG - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ808   Typhoon T1 - ZJ808/BG - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ808

Typhoon T1 - ZJ809/BH - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ809   Typhoon T1 - ZJ809/BH - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ809   Typhoon T1 - ZJ809/BH - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ809   Typhoon T1 - ZJ809/BH - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ809

Typhoon T1 - ZJ810/BI - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ810   Typhoon T1 - ZJ810/BI - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ810  

Typhoon T1 - ZJ811/DZ - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ811   Typhoon T1 - ZJ811/AZ - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ811  

Typhoon T1A - ZJ812/BK - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ812  

Typhoon T1A - ZJ813/BL - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ813   Typhoon T1 - ZJ813/BL - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ813   Typhoon T1 - ZJ813/BL - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ813   Typhoon T1 - ZJ813/BL - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ813

Typhoon T1 - ZJ814/QO-Z - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ814   Typhoon T1 - ZJ814/QO-Z - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ814   Typhoon T1 - ZJ814/QO-Z - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ814  

Typhoon T3 - ZJ815/AY - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ815  

Typhoon T3 - ZJ816/BN - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ816  

Typhoon F2 - ZJ910/BV - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ910   Typhoon F2 - ZJ910/BV - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ910   Typhoon F2 - ZJ910/BV - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ910   Typhoon F2 - ZJ910/BV - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ910

Typhoon F2 - ZJ911/BZ - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ911   Typhoon F2 - ZJ911/BZ - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ911   Typhoon F2 - ZJ911/BZ - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ911  

Typhoon F2 - ZJ912/AB - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ912   Typhoon F2 - ZJ912/AB - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ912  

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ914/DS - 41 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ914   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ914/DE - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ914   Typhoon F2 - ZJ914/DE - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ914   Typhoon F2 - ZJ914/AC - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ914

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ916/QO-S - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ916   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ916/QO-S - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ916   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ916/QO-U - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ916   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ916/QO-U - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ916

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ917/QO-G - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ917  

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ918/QO-L - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ918   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ918/QO-L - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ918  

Typhoon F2 - ZJ919/DC - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ919   Typhoon F2 - ZJ919/DC - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ919   Typhoon F2 - ZJ919/DC - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ919   Typhoon F2 - ZJ919/DC - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ919

Typhoon F2 - ZJ920/BX - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ920   Typhoon F2 - ZJ920/BX - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ920   EF2000 Typhoon - ZJ920/QO-A - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ920  

Typhoon F2 - ZJ921/BW - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ921  

Typhoon F2 - ZJ922/QO-C - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ922   Typhoon F2 - ZJ922/QO-C - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ922   Typhoon F2 - ZJ922/QO-C - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ922   Typhoon F2 - ZJ922/QO-C - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ922

Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ923/DM - 12 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ923   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ923/QO-E - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ923   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ923/QO-E - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ923   Typhoon F2 - ZJ923/QO-E - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ923

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4   - ZJ924/DD - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ924   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ924/DD - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ924   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ924/DD - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ924   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ924/DD - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ924

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ925/QO-R - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ925   Typhoon F2 - ZJ925/QO-R - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ925   Typhoon F2 - ZJ925/QO-R - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ925   Typhoon F2 - ZJ925/QO-R - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ925

Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ926/QO-Y - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ926   Typhoon F2 - ZJ926/QO-Y - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ926  

Typhoon F2 - ZJ927/AG - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ927   Typhoon F2 - ZJ927/AG - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ927   Typhoon F2 - ZJ927/AG - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ927   Typhoon F2 - ZJ927/AG - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ927

Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ928/BX - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ928   Typhoon F2 - ZJ928/QO-N - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ928   Typhoon F2 - ZJ928/AF - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ928   Typhoon F2 - ZJ928/AF - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ928

Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ929/DL - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ929  

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ930/EB-R - 41 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ930   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ930/AA - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ930   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ930/AA - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ930   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ930/AA - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ930

Typhoon F2 - ZJ931/DA - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ931  

Typhoon F2 - ZJ932/DB - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ932   Typhoon F2 - ZJ932/DB - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ932   Typhoon F2 - ZJ932/DB - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ932  

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ933/DF - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ933   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ933/DF - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ933   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ933/DF - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ933   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ933/DF - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ933

Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ935/DJ - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ935   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ935/DB - 12 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ935   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ935/DJ - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ935  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ936/QO-C - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ936   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ936/QO-C - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ936   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ936/QO-C - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ936   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ936/QO-C - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ936

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ937/QO-W - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ937   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ937/QO-W - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ937  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ939/DXI - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ939   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ939/DXI - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ939  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ942/DH - 11 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ942  

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ949/H - 1435 Flight - Royal Air Force ZJ949   Typhoon FGR4 - ZJ949/QO-J - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ949  

Typhoon F2 - ZJ950 - 3 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZJ950   Typhoon F2 - ZJ950 - 3 AEF - Royal Air Force ZJ950  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZK304/EB - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK304   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZK304/EB - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK304  

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZK306/BT - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK306   EF2000 Typhoon - ZK306/BT - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK306   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZK306/BT - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK306  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZK308/TP-V - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK308   Typhoon FGR4 - ZK308 - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK308   Typhoon FGR4 - ZK308 - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK308  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZK313/EN - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK313  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZK314/EO - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK314  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZK321/EU - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK321  

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZK329/FH - 1 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK329  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZK331/EE - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK331  

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZK332 - Royal Air Force ZK332  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZK333/EH - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK333   Typhoon FGR4 - ZK333/EH - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK333  

EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZK343/BX - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK343   Typhoon FGR4 - ZK343/BX - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK343   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZK343/EA - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK343  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZK349/GN-A - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK349   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZK349/G-NA - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK349   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZK349/GN-A - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK349   EF2000 Typhoon FGR4 - ZK349/GN-A - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK349

Typhoon FGR4 - ZK352/ED - 6 Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK352  

Typhoon FGR4 - ZK353/BQ - 29 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZK353  

F-35B Lightning - ZM137 - 17 (Reserve) Squadron - Royal Air Force ZM137  
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