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Why does the Eurofighter Typhoon has a long arm canard vs the close coupled canard of Dassault's Rafale or JAS-39 Gripen?

Rafale and Gripen are quite similar but the Eurofighter Typhoon has the canards far forward. I've been told that this was due to the shape of the air intake. Apparently the Typhoon's air intake was ...
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Why would a foreign military aircraft be parked at a US Air Force base?

The aircraft in the attached Google Earth screenshot appears to be a Eurofighter Typhoon, parked all alone on the tarmac at Eglin AFB, Florida. Why would one single foreign fighter like this be found ...
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Why does the Eurofighter Typhoon pitch up on brake release?

In the video here of an airshow take-off, it's noticeable that when the brakes are released there's a brief but pronounced fluctuation in pitch as the aircraft accelerates. This is something you see ...
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Why is there such a low level of automation in the aerospace industry (compared to other industries such as automobile)?

I have been watching some episodes of the documentaries made by National Geographic lately and I have noticed something that I can't find an explanation for. In this episode of Megafactories - ...
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What is this hole on the left wing of the Eurofighter Typhoon?

I came across the picture below and saw the hole near the centerline on the left which appears to have some carbon next to it. What is its purpose and where does the carbon come from?
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What are the holes on the top side of the canard of Eurofighter Typhoon for?

The Eurofighter Canard has some holes on top side. What are these holes for? ?
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Can a Eurofighter 2000 trainer be converted to a combat capable Eurofighter 2000?

It surprises me to see that in some aircraft inventory listings, a rather considerable percentage of combat aircraft are "trainer" versions. E.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Air_Force#...
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Question about Eurofighter structure

I was researching for the Eurofighter and I came up with a picture of its structure. I have three questions about its parts. I can't understand the role and the usage of them. Can anyone help me? ...
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What is the function of the holes in splitter plates?

Do the holes in splitter plates reduce the boundary layer, or do they serve a different function such as acoustic/vibration damping? Many splitter plates have a series of holes drilled into the ...
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Can a military pilot make his airplane invisible for the ATCs?

I'm writing a story about the pilot of the Austrian Air Force, who uses his Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft for unintended purposes. I've read stories in the internets that civil pilots allegedly can ...
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Why is the IRST not centered on the Eurofighter Typhoon?

Following links included in this answer, I noticed the IRST is located on the left side of the Eurofighter Typhoon. It seems that this asymmetrical location is common (Dassault Rafale, MIG 29,...). ...