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Germany recognized problems with the Eurofighter aircraft

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Technical errors, lack of spare parts and control specialists led to the failure of the German Air Force to use part of its multi-purpose Eurofighter aircraft.


The German Air Force can not use most of its multi-purpose aircraft Eurofighter, according to Deutsche Welle, citing Spiegel Online.



According to the technical service responsible for the maintenance of combat vehicles, the main downtime was associated with technical errors, lack of spare parts and control specialists and common problems with guarantees of product quality from the aircraft manufacturer, the EADS concern.
For example, in October, only 73 from more than a hundred Eurofighter aircraft could go up in the air. But they also had to remain on the ground, since it turned out that one of the machines had an incorrectly installed pilot ejection system. As a result, had to check all the aircraft.

Estimated edition, the flight hour on Eurofighter is approximately 80 thousand euros, which significantly exceeds the planned costs.

German Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Karl Mülner did not deny the presence of certain problems. However, according to him, Eurofighter is at the implementation stage, which means that the quality of the car will improve.

It is normal that previously delivered aircraft "must be returned to production in order for them to lead to higher standards," the AFP news agency quoted the commander.

However, Mülner said, Eurofighter is one of the leaders in the class of modern combat aircraft.

Last year, the Sukhoi Company compared the Russian Su-35 fighter with the Eurofighter-2000 fighter in terms of its tactical and technical indicators. The Russians came to the conclusion that the potential characteristics laid down in the SU-35 will allow you to exceed your opponent.
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http://www.vz.ru/news/2013/10/28/656938.html
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  1. MilaPhone
    MilaPhone 29 October 2013 07: 05
    +3
    According to the publication, the cost of a flight hour at Eurofighter is approximately 80 thousand euros.

    belay Twice as many as the Raptor? And four times more than the F-35A.
  2. Alikovo
    Alikovo 29 October 2013 07: 37
    +2
    The performance characteristics of the aircraft Eurofighter EF-2000:

    Wingspan - 10,50 m
    Aircraft length - 14,5 m
    Aircraft height - 4 m
    Wing Area - 50 sq. m
    Weight, kg
    - empty aircraft - 10995
    - take-off weight - 23000
    Mass of fuel
    - internal - 4000 kg
    - PTB - 1 x 1500, 2 x 1200 l
    Engine type - 2 turbofan Eurojet EJ 200
    Maximum traction
    - forced - 2 x 9180 kgf
    - un boosted - 2 x 6120 kgf
    Maximum speed, km / h
    - at an altitude of 11000 m - 2125 (M = 2)
    - near the ground - 1390
    Minimum speed - 203 km / h
    Takeoff run - 700 m
    Mileage - 700 m
    Practical range - 3700 km
    Combat range, km
    - in fighter mode - 1390
    - in the strike aircraft mode - 650
    - with GDP - 185
    Maximum Operating Overload - 9
  3. major071
    major071 29 October 2013 07: 51
    +6
    Hurried with the acceptance of weapons. Now there will be money to tug in the development of aircraft.
  4. Fitter65
    Fitter65 29 October 2013 07: 53
    +3
    "Last year, the Sukhoi company compared the Russian Su-35 fighter with the Eurofighter-2000 in terms of its tactical and technical indicators. The Russians came to the conclusion that the potential characteristics of the SU-35 will allow them to outperform their opponent."
    If my memory serves me, then even during the tests of the first flight models, it was inferior in all respects to the MiG-29 (9-12). Well, even taking into account all its current "stuffing" in flight parameters, it is still inferior to the MiG-29, not to mention the Su-35, the electronics are of course at the level, but still inferior in many respects to modern Russian machines. In general, like with the Tornado, it turned out to be an ordinary plane, without outstanding flight data, but its own
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 30 October 2013 12: 58
      0
      Quote: Fitter65
      .... electronics of course is on the level, but still inferior in many respects to modern Russian cars. in general, like with the Tornado, it turned out to be an ordinary plane, without outstanding flight data, but its


      Western models traditionally have high-level electronics. Our developments they are different, they do not have such a huge amount of post-processing information. Our technology is more based on real physical processes, and the devices that post-processing bourgeoisie use here as indicating devices ... that’s the whole secret. As a result, control devices that are completely different in design display the same information. Hence the excess of electronics.
  5. takojnikuzheest
    takojnikuzheest 29 October 2013 10: 48
    +3
    They have the courage to admit their mistakes. And at the official level. Problems can be solved, and recognition (awareness) of difficulties is already half the battle on the way to solving this problem.
    We only know how to repeat on every corner, they say our planes are the most ... although common sense tells us that we will have enough problems with the receipt and operation of the Air Force.
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 30 October 2013 13: 01
      0
      Quote: takojnikuzheest
      They have the courage to admit their mistakes. And at the official level.


      This is not courage, this is stupidity. Instead of making information about the country's defense capabilities secret and taking steps to solve problems, they say to the whole world that neither the plane nor the airfield service staff is of low quality. This can’t be done ... for the country it can go sideways.
  6. alone
    alone 29 October 2013 21: 52
    0
    Germans people are unique. once there are problems, they will eliminate. The main thing is that they did not hide the fact of defects.
    that's what you need to learn. 100% sure that, in this situation, both in Russia and in other countries of the former USSR, not only would they not have reported this, but would have quickly said aloud "nifiga, we will break through!"
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 30 October 2013 13: 02
      0
      Quote: lonely
      but they would also quickly say out loud "nifiga, we will break through!"


      And they would quickly break through without raising a hedgehog ...