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The manufacturer "Typhoon" confirmed the presence of aircraft manufacturing defects

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The manufacturing company Eurofighter Typhoon confirmed the presence of a defect in their products after one of the fighters at an airfield in Estonia fell off an external fuel tank, transfers RIA News message "France Press".


The manufacturer "Typhoon" confirmed the presence of aircraft manufacturing defects


The incident with the fuel tank occurred at the base of Emari near Tallinn on Friday. As reported, "the aircraft was taxiing on the runway and the external fuel tank fell off." According to the representative of the German Air Force Roman Ladenko, "the aircraft was stopped, and the necessary checks are currently underway."

And on Wednesday, at the head office of the manufacturer, located in Germany, confirmed the "discrepancy between the four holes in the back of the fuselage." At the same time, company spokesman Theodore Benyen said that this "does not affect the safety of aircraft sent to our customers."

According to the German press, the German Air Force abandoned the use of external tanks. This circumstance, according to Ladenko, “is a problem, because without external tanks our fighters have insufficient flight range to fly over the Baltic Sea.” Because of this, "the operation of tanks will continue with the aircraft that protect the airspace of the Baltic countries," he added.
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  1. Penetrator
    Penetrator 15 October 2015 09: 46 New
    +28
    ..this "does not affect the safety of aircraft sent to our customers."

    It doesn’t affect aircraft safety, yes. But for civilians, the prospect of getting a suspended tank on the head is a dubious pleasure ..
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 15 October 2015 09: 52 New
      +8
      Cool! What? Now, like the automakers will begin to recall their vehicles ?!

      In general, it’s funny to me: once upon a time Toyota started demonstratively, massively recalling its cars with a discovered manufacturing defect. It would seem, in Russian, there should be a distrust of the company!
      But! These spanked marketers turned things around like a company cares about its customers, it loves them!

      And - it began! There is almost no carmaker not showing such concern!

      Quite frankly - Marriage of production is a concern for customer safety !!!

      Indeed, truly - FOR THE GLASSES! (A. Pimanov Ave. "Man and the Law")
      1. Good me
        Good me 15 October 2015 09: 59 New
        0
        Quote: Baikonur
        Cool! What? Now, like the automakers will begin to recall their vehicles ?!


        Yeah, right now, the Americans will find in them, some fraud with the on-board computer, for the consumption of kerosene wink
      2. DarthVedro
        DarthVedro 15 October 2015 10: 00 New
        -4
        Western recall, Range Rover, for example, received in this way a "bugfix"
    2. Good me
      Good me 15 October 2015 09: 57 New
      0
      Quote: Penetrator
      It doesn’t affect aircraft safety, yes. But for civilians, the prospect of getting a suspended tank on the head is a dubious pleasure ..


      Long indignant civilians of the countries included in the axis of NATO? I have not heard of such no .

      More precisely, there were some attempts to bind, at the Bulgarians, when brave American pilots dropped PTB over their fields ...

      But not for long ...
    3. tongilguk
      tongilguk 15 October 2015 10: 13 New
      +2
      And it is one thing when the fuel tank crashes, and another when there is a bomb suspended instead of a fuel tank.
    4. bocsman
      bocsman 15 October 2015 10: 23 New
      +2
      Quote: Penetrator
      ..this "does not affect the safety of aircraft sent to our customers."

      It doesn’t affect aircraft safety, yes. But for civilians, the prospect of getting a suspended tank on the head is a dubious pleasure ..

      Or maybe these very peaceful citizens will start after such a fall the head to include who they are and what they are protecting from!
      And I would like to receive clarifications from the manufacturer. Is this aircraft not suitable for tanks or tanks for aircraft? And then referred to some four holes and cho ?!
    5. your1970
      your1970 15 October 2015 11: 30 New
      +3
      How can a falling fuel tank not affect ???? With 1,5 tons of kerosene ???? At a speed of 200-300-400 km / h (I did not find take-off speed) about the concrete of the airfield ?? This is not even a prerequisite, it’s the purest "Flight accident " Usually flights on this type are stopped until eliminated on ALL aircraft, and here such as "Boys, trifle, do not pay attention, fly on." And the representative of the German Air ForceUkrainian.
      I wouldn’t be in the place of the Balts in such situations, it’s not like flying — I would be afraid to come closer to him 500 m, ideally in the field, roll higher and let them stand ...

      "The fuel is placed in the fuselage, keel and wing in the protected tanks. On the central and a pair of underwing nodes of the external suspension are suspended fuel tanks, with a capacity of 1500 l and 1000 l, respectively. The fighter also has an in-flight refueling system."
  2. A-Sim
    A-Sim 15 October 2015 09: 47 New
    +12
    Selling a template for 4 holes. Inexpensive!
    1. jjj
      jjj 15 October 2015 09: 52 New
      +2
      Probably better to say - a conductor for 4 holes. And so, as we see, the Germans are also able to light
    2. Good me
      Good me 15 October 2015 10: 01 New
      +2
      Quote: A-Sim
      Selling a template for 4 holes. Inexpensive!


      Quote: jjj
      Probably better to say - a conductor for 4 holes


      Nevertheless, the “break of the template" looks more presentable than the "break of the conductor" lol yes
  3. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 15 October 2015 09: 48 New
    +1
    Standard technical information. Deficiencies will eliminate and continue to operate.
    1. Good me
      Good me 15 October 2015 13: 15 New
      0
      Quote: Michael m
      Standard technical information. Deficiencies will eliminate and continue to operate.


      Yes, of course it would be nothing if Eurofighter was a novelty, just adopted.

      But he flies for a long time ...
  4. Engineer
    Engineer 15 October 2015 09: 49 New
    -1
    mismatch of four holes in the rear of the fuselage

    And what have the tanks to do with it? She is hung under the wing?
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  6. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 15 October 2015 09: 49 New
    +4
    Let them fly on a clothesline around the airfield.
  7. Wedmak
    Wedmak 15 October 2015 09: 49 New
    +1
    Damn, how so? ))) European quality? In general, no matter how you look at NATO aircraft, everyone flies with tanks. Are there really so few internal volumes?
    1. SIvan
      SIvan 15 October 2015 12: 20 New
      0
      And you look at ours in Syria - they also fly with PTB.
      1. Lt. Air Force stock
        Lt. Air Force stock 15 October 2015 13: 49 New
        +1
        Quote: SIvan
        And you look at ours in Syria - they also fly with PTB.

        Our aircraft do not have conformal fuel tanks, which is why they fly with outboard ones. And all sorts of F-15 and F-16 past the conformal fuel tanks (which were invented in order to unload the suspension points for armaments), as a rule, have two more outboard ones.
        1. SIvan
          SIvan 15 October 2015 16: 20 New
          0
          And why? It turns out that Western aviation flies long distances on average?
  8. vovanpain
    vovanpain 15 October 2015 09: 49 New
    +9
    So these are not our problems, and it is not for us to eliminate them.
  9. Turbo rabbit
    Turbo rabbit 15 October 2015 09: 50 New
    +4
    Did Esta think they would get new cars? Get trash that will not even fly your pilots. And the problems with this stuff are already yours. Here is the US policy. Three or four months ago, the Italians yelled that 20 cars were being handed over to them, and their resources were about to run out. And about the "Baltic Tigers", in general, you can keep quiet, who really where they are looking?
  10. DIVAN SOLDIER
    DIVAN SOLDIER 15 October 2015 09: 51 New
    +1
    There was still not enough to the mayor of Tallinn to drop the tank on his head.
  11. queen
    queen 15 October 2015 09: 51 New
    +5
    According to the representative of the German Air Force Roman Ladenko
    And there they are.
  12. evil partisan
    evil partisan 15 October 2015 09: 55 New
    0
    confirmed the "mismatch of the four holes in the rear of the fuselage"
    And how then at the plant bolts were screwed into these holes? sad
    Is it really a sledgehammer ?? belay
  13. Oznob
    Oznob 15 October 2015 09: 58 New
    +1
    Lol For the Germans, this is a shame.
  14. Frigate
    Frigate 15 October 2015 09: 59 New
    +2
    According to German Air Force spokesman Roman Ladenko, “The aircraft has been stopped and the necessary checks are being carried out.”


    So why be surprised.
    The representative of the German Air Force seems like a crest. laughing
    1. V.ic
      V.ic 15 October 2015 10: 04 New
      0
      Quote: Frigate
      The representative of the German Air Force seems like a crest.

      Mabut garni lad on dill public relations?
      1. Frigate
        Frigate 15 October 2015 10: 14 New
        0
        Quote: V.ic

        Mabut garni lad on dill public relations?

        Probably Benya put him there. smile
  15. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 15 October 2015 10: 01 New
    +5
    Do you think the holes do not match the holes? what
    1. leo3972
      leo3972 15 October 2015 10: 06 New
      +1
      We stole and forgot to modify the file laughing
  16. Flinky
    Flinky 15 October 2015 10: 05 New
    +2
    European quality, cho.
  17. ivan bogomolov
    ivan bogomolov 15 October 2015 10: 06 New
    0
    Mercedes, FolstvagOny, Audi, also recalled, but it is not a fact that the cars are bad, I would like to discuss a serious topic. request
  18. roskot
    roskot 15 October 2015 10: 06 New
    0
    The grandmother did not have care. I bought a typhoon. Now, if Typhoon flies, the granny is hiding in the cellar.
  19. Pacifist
    Pacifist 15 October 2015 10: 16 New
    0
    Interesting name is the representative of the German air force smile
    And the fact that Vandervafly has problems is only better for us. The radius is smaller, scary to maneuver.
    Less will interfere in the sky.
  20. Bator
    Bator 15 October 2015 10: 18 New
    0
    Guys! Fell off, duck fell off. My father told me that when he served as a carrier at the airport near Rostov-on-Don (in the year 60), the pilots themselves dumped tanks with the remnants of fuel not reaching the airfield (and preferably in one place) by agreement with the local population. And Dad went to pick up the moonshine.
  21. roskot
    roskot 15 October 2015 10: 30 New
    +1
    And how then at the plant bolts were screwed into these holes? sad
    Is it really a sledgehammer ??

    We collected tractors like that, and why they can’t ???
  22. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 15 October 2015 10: 39 New
    +1
    P-rrrrrrrr-Ibalts got what they need.
  23. oberon 1
    oberon 1 15 October 2015 10: 39 New
    0
    Well, someone wrote that it was our planes made with an ax ... but vice versa !!
  24. gukoyan
    gukoyan 15 October 2015 10: 39 New
    0
    It's amazing how they still fly and don't fall apart?
  25. kizhe
    kizhe 15 October 2015 10: 45 New
    -1
    Let the condoms be poured. They are of high quality among the Germans.
  26. pavelty
    pavelty 15 October 2015 10: 51 New
    +1
    Everything ... Estonia is in danger, out of 4 units, one is under repair, and the other has hanging tanks falling off, there are only two left ... panic
  27. Angara
    Angara 15 October 2015 10: 57 New
    -1
    Set up, damn it, Pepelats without gravitsap! wassat
  28. pvv113
    pvv113 15 October 2015 11: 20 New
    +2
    German Air Force abandoned the use of external tanks

    The Germans knew about this shortcoming and therefore sent planes to Estonia
    1. pvv113
      pvv113 15 October 2015 11: 49 New
      0
      And on the same topic from another source
  29. marder4
    marder4 15 October 2015 11: 36 New
    0
    PPC, otherwise you can’t say ... what will begin to fall off on them further?
  30. Hikar
    Hikar 15 October 2015 11: 47 New
    0
    it is necessary to express the MID * concern * junk flying near our borders
  31. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 15 October 2015 11: 51 New
    0
    It would be nice if this tank hit any Russophobe on the head. laughing

    mismatch of four holes in the back


    Oh love the Caucasians holes in the back. laughing
  32. Region 23
    Region 23 15 October 2015 12: 38 New
    0
    Not for nothing that the Estonian authorities recently called on their citizens to be extremely attentive during the training of NATO aircraft in the country.
  33. sergeyzzz
    sergeyzzz 15 October 2015 13: 28 New
    0
    The presence of defective aircraft at our "partners" is very pleasing, with mass use, combat losses will begin right at the airport wassat
  34. inpu
    inpu 15 October 2015 18: 37 New
    0
    Yes, this is not Lada.
  35. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 16 October 2015 09: 50 New
    0
    reminds an adventure film "big races"