Royal Air Force Typhoons from 6 Squadron have flown alongside their counterparts from the German Air Force over Eastern Europe.

They were supported by a RAF Voyager flown by 101 Squadron from RAF Brize Norton, which provided the air to air refuelling capability throughout the flight.

The German Typhoons flown by Jagdgeshgwader 71 ‘Richthofen’, flew from Amari Air Base, Estonia where they are currently based on the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission.

 

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David
David
5 months ago

Have the Typhoons sorted the APU exhaust issue as I haven’t seen the smoke marks on their fuselage for some time?

Captain P Wash
Captain P Wash
5 months ago
Reply to  David

Think they are Battery powered now….

John Clark
John Clark
5 months ago
Reply to  Captain P Wash

I always thought they had the option of either start system?

David Barry
David Barry
5 months ago
Reply to  John Clark

@Captain P Wash, that is not true they now use https://www.asminternational.org/news/-/journal_content/56/10192/27508773/VIDEO scramjet technology burning pure oxygen which gives them a low carbon footprint and obviates the need for the Voyager tanker – which the Germans needed; obviously, fuel costs have dropped considerably in the RAF and the Navy are thinking of replacing their SSN and SSBN nucs with the same system! You heard it here first, ssshhh! The walls have ears!

Captain P Wash
Captain P Wash
5 months ago
Reply to  David Barry

lol……… I like your Humour, It’s very refreshing !

David Barry
David Barry
5 months ago
Reply to  Captain P Wash

Well Captain P
Stranger things have ‘appened at sea.

Stu
Stu
5 months ago

Lots of German Typhoons don’t seem to be fitted with the PIRATE IRST system. Anyone know why some are and some are not?

James
James
5 months ago

I know it’s nothing to do with this thread but I’ve just read that defense aerospace is closing is site, sad news really enjoyed the daily press releases