The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter. The Typhoon was designed originally as an air superiority fighter and is manufactured by a consortium of Alenia Aermacchi (Leonardo since 2017), Airbus, and BAE Systems that conducts the majority of the project through a joint holding company, Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH formed in 1986. NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency manages the project and is the prime customer.
The Typhoon is one of two fighter units available to the European Union in-game, the other being the Tornado.
- Unit Type: Aircraft (Fighter)
- Availability: European Union
- Cost: $112,000
- Anti-Infantry Attack: 0
- Anti-Vehicle Attack: 0
- Anti-Aircraft Attack: 18
- Defense Rating: 8
- Hit Points: 25
- Collateral Damage: 0
- Sight Range: 5
- Target Range: 2
- Movement Range per turn: N/A
- Fuel Supply: N/A
The Typhoon is the best fighter aircraft in the game. Featuring the highest price tag for a fighter, the highest number of hit points, and an anti-aircraft attack rating only equaled by the MiG-35 Interceptor and the JSF, the Typhoon is more than a match for any other aircraft in use during the fighting in the former United States.
The Typhoon's AAA is 1 point higher than that of the Tornado and the Super Hornet, as well as 3 more HP than the Super Hornet and 5 more than the Tornado. Even as a new unit, it will hold an advantage over Super Hornets and be an equal to the MiG-35 and the JSF. As an Experienced or Veteran unit, however, the Eurofighter will gain a substantial HP edge over its American and Russian-made opponents.
Behind the Scenes Edit
- The Typhoon's development effectively began in 1983 with the Future European Fighter Aircraft programme, a multinational collaboration among the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Disagreements over design authority and operational requirements led France to leave the consortium to develop the Dassault Rafale independently. A technology demonstration aircraft, the British Aerospace EAP, first took flight on 6 August 1986; the first prototype of the finalised Eurofighter made its first flight on 27 March 1994. The aircraft's name, Typhoon, was adopted in September 1998; the first production contracts were also signed that year.
- Within the European Union in 2013, the Typhoon was in service with the air forces of Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom. Typhoons seen in "Shattered Union" could be from any of those countries.