Laage Air Force Base 2006
by Ingo Degenhardt
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Here are a few detail shots of the new Eurofighter taken at Laage Air
base on August 19, 2006.
The aircraft are a RAF single seater from No.3 Squadron, RAF Coningsby
and a two-seater from JG 73, Laage, Germany.
The British Typhoon hat the DASS fairing fitted below the rudder – I
do not know if all aircraft do have this feature (at least it is an
option in the Revell kit).
What is quite apparent on these new and generally clean aircraft is
the soot that seems to built up rather quickly on the APU exhaust on the
left fuselage side.
The landing gear shots are:
left main LG looking aft
front LG right hand side
The missile on the outer right wing pylon of the German EF is a dummy
“IRIS-T” , the new short and medium range (range up to 25 km) IR-AAM for
the Tornado and Eurofighter.
Just for fun I included the picture of an RC-model Eurofighter equipped
with Russian missiles that would better suit the RC-MiG 29 seen on the
right. Both were photographed in the Shadow of a real Luftwaffe MiG-29.
The very friendly RAF-pilot attended his aircraft and told me that the
canard position is standard for a parked aircraft (to be out of the way
for the boarding ladder).
This is done manually by the pilot prior to engine shutdown.
The intake flaps are also open (or ‘down’) on the ground and as usually
will close/go up at higher speeds.
I questioned him also about the camouflage color of British EF’s because
up to now there is still some uncertainty about this and although he
could not state any specific color, he said the gray is a little lighter
than that of the Tornado F3 he flew for the last 10 years and that it is
very effective for the EF for he already had difficulties to pick up his
own wingman visually because of the camo. I am no native English speaker
but I think he was serious on this.
According to my own research I so far tend to say the color is
Camouflage Gray, aka Barley Gray.
I hope the pictures will be of some use if you are going to build an
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