The Eurofighter Typhoon (ICAO: EUFI / WAKE: MEDIUM) is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multi-role fighter. Created in Second Life by Amok Dynamics, the aircraft was based on the real-life Eurofighter Typhoon developed by a consortium of three companies; Alenia Aermacchi, Airbus Group and BAE Systems.
Development of the aircraft effectively began in 1983 with the Future European Fighter Aircraft programme, a multinational collaborative effort between the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Because of disagreements over design authority and operational requirements, France left the consortium to develop the Dassault Rafale independently instead. A technology demonstration aircraft, the British Aerospace EAP, first took flight on 6 August 1986; the first prototype of the finalised Eurofighter made its first flight on 27 March 1994. The name of the aircraft, Typhoon, was formally adopted in September 1998; the first production contracts were signed that same year.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is a highly agile aircraft, designed to be an effective dogfighter when in combat with other aircraft; later production aircraft have been increasingly better equipped to undertake air-to-surface strike missions and to be compatible with a likewise increasing number of different armaments and equipment. The Typhoon saw its combat debut during the 2011 military intervention in Libya with the Royal Air Force and the Italian Air Force, performing reconnaissance and ground strike missions. The type has also taken primary responsibility for air-defence duties for the majority of customer nations.
- Pilot's heads-up display (HUD) attachments.
- Animated components (flaps, rudder, ailerons, carnards, landing gear and canopy).
- VICE/TCS & MCE combat system variants available with:
- AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.
- AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles.
- ALARM (Air Launched Anti-Radiation Missile).
- Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missile.
- PaveWay III guided bombs.
- Emergency ejection system.
- Multifunctional information distribution system (MIDS) for connecting to ground troops and designating targets for air strikes.
- x7 included national liveries (via menu).
- Group/guest modes.