Herpa HE580182 – 1/72 Scale Eurofighter Typhoon Diecast Model
Herpa Wings Series
|Length||22.2 cm||8.75 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||15.2 cm||6.00 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage fixed extended
- Removable pilot figurine
- Optional ordnance
- Display stand not included.
1/72 Scale Eurofighter Typhoon, Luftwaffe – Herpa HE580182
Known as the EF2000 until 1998, the Eurofighter Typhoon is a fourth-generation single-seat, a twin-engine, highly agile multirole jet fighter. Produced by Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, a consortium of Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo. The maiden flight took place on March 27, 1994, entering operational service in 2003. The Typhoon made its combat debut during the military intervention in Libya in 2011 with the Royal Air Force and the Italian Air Force. Still, in production, the Typhoon serves with the air forces of Austria, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. In the Middle East with Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar.
Airframe construction is 70% carbon fibre composites, Metals, chiefly aluminium alloys and titanium make up 15% with glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) 12% and other 3%. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque with a low mounted cantilevered delta wing, all moving canards and single vertical fin at the rear. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type with the primary units mounted to the wings, folding inwards into the fuselage; the nose wheel retracts rearward.
It uses two Eurojet EJ200 afterburning turbofan engines, based on the Rolls-Royce XG-40 technology demonstrator. Giving the aircraft a top speed of 2,495 km/h (1,550 mph), Mach 2, a range of 2,900 km (1,800 mi) and service ceiling of 19,812 m (65,000 ft).
Armament consists of a single internal mounted Mauser BK 27 27-millimetre cannon, thirteen external hardpoints able to carry up to 9,000 kg (19,800 lb) of ordnance. Munitions include; air-to-air missiles (AAMs), anti-ship missiles, air-to-surface missiles, smart and dumb bombs as well as targeting pods and drop tanks.
Eurofighter Typhoon, number “30+90” of Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 71 “Richthofen” (Tactical Air Force Wing 71) wore this special colour scheme to celebrate the restructuring of the unit to an independent wing on July 1, 2016. In addition to the ornate fin and rear fuselage scheme, the canards are adorned with Erich Hartmann’s, the highest-scoring fighter pilot and first commander of the wing, “Black Tulip”.