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HUD (Heads Up Display) from TXX, 1993

APPENDIX THREE THE TFX AIRCRAFT

All three aircraft in TFX are high performance vehicles with a great deal of money and research invested in them. At the time of writing, the Eurofighter 2000 and the F-22 have yet to fly. Much information about the F-117/A is still classified. However, from the published data, it has been possible to estimate key aspects of each vehicle's performance.

EUROFIGHTER 2000

SUPPLIER
Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH

TYPE
Light, highly agile, foreplane configured air-to-air fighter
Secondary air-to-ground capability
Some stealth characteristics

ENGINES
2 Eurojet EJ 200 Afterburning Turbofans

SEA LEVEL RATED THRUST
90 kN (Afterburning)
60 kN (Military Power)

THRUST VECTORING
+/- 20 (Vertically)

DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
47.85 ft.

HEIGHT
13.2 ft.

WING AREA
540 sq. ft.

WING SPAN
34.65 ft.

FOREPLANE AREA
26 sq. ft.

WEIGHTS
OPERATING EMPTY
21,450 lbs.

MAX. TAKEOFF
46,200 lbs.

INTERNAL FUEL
8,800 lbs.

EXTERNAL STORES
14,300 lbs.

ENVELOPE
MAX. LEVEL SPEED
Mach 2 (At Altitude)

TAKEOFF SPEED
135 knots *

LANDING SPEED
125 knots *

CRUISING SPEED
510 knots *

CRUISING ALTITUDE
46,000 ft *

TAKEOFF/LANDING RUN
500 m

COMBAT RADIUS
500 nm (nautical miles)

STALLING SPEED
99 knots (Sea Level) *

MAX. AoA
22.5

G LIMITS
9, -3

* Own Estimates

TFX PILOTS' NOTES

Handling is 'carefree', with many automatic safety features: landing gear auto-retracts at high speed, angle of attack is limited automatically, and a 'panic button' initiates recovery to level flight in emergencies. Leading edge slats and trailing edge flaps are adjusted automatically for optimum benefit. External stores increase drag, roll inertia and mass. "

From the manual