10Detail Differences – T1A vs T3 Typhoon T1A / T3 are primarily used for pilot conversion training but are fully combat-capableAll Typhoon T1s had a modification to the fuel system to become T1AsTyphoon T3 has the PIRATE FLIR (Forward Looking Infra-Red) sensor mounted on the port-side of the nose
11Detail Differences – F2 vs FGR4 Typhoon F2 and FGR4 are the frontline combat variant of Typhoon.Typhoon F2 is used in the air-to-air and Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) roles onlyTyphoon FGR4 has the PIRATE FLIR (Forward Looking Infra-Red) sensor mounted on the noseFGR4 upgrade introduced air-to-surface capability to Typhoon. All F2s will be upgraded to FGR4
12TyphoonManufactured by the Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK via the Eurofighter consortiumHigh performance, single seat, multi-role fighter aircraft designed to perform air superiority and ground attack missions with a full range of air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons.Twin-engine delta wing design with canard foreplanes and fly-by-wire controls for maximum agilityAdvanced avionics including ECR-90 CAPTOR Radar, Helmet-Mounted Symbology System (HMSS) helmet-mounted sight and voice control input.Germany manufactures the centre-fuselage, Spain and Italy manufacture the wings, UK manufactures the front fuselage and the fin, UK and Italy share manufacture of the rear fuselage. Each nation completes final assembly of their own aircraft from these major units. Aircraft is also in service with Austria (manufactured in Germany) and Saudi Arabia (manufactured in the UK)Weapons carried by Typhoon include ASRAAM & IRIS-T short-range air-to-air missiles, AMRAAM medium-range air-to-air missiles and Laser-Guided Bombs.First combat missions flown over Libya in 2011 as part of Operation Ellamy
13Typhoon Technical Data WING SPAN 10.50M LENGTH 15.96M CREW 1 (2 in T1A / T3) MAXIMUM SPEED 1,147kts (2125km/h) (Mach 2.0) at 36,090ft ENGINES Two Eurojet EJ200 Turbofans
14Tornado GR4 / GR4AReporting Name Tornado Role Letters & Marks GR4 / GR4A Role Ground Attack / Reconnaissance
20Tornado GR4 / GR4AVariable geometry wing, all-weather ground attack and reconnaissance aircraft.Terrain-following radar, Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR) and night-vision goggles allow unrestricted operations day or nightLITENING III Laser Designation Pod allows self-designation of ground targets for laser guided bombs.Carries full range of air-to-surface weapons as well as RAPTOR pod for tactical reconnaissanceLinescan system enables the GR4A to conduct low-level, tactical reconnaissance.Tornado GR4 is the primary strike aircraft of the Royal Air Force. It operates in all weather conditions, day or night at low- and medium-level. Air-to-surface weapons carried include Paveway II, III and IV laser-guided bombs, Brimstone anti-tank missiles, Storm Shadow standoff missiles and ALARM anti-radar missiles along with internal 27mm Mauser cannon. ASRAAM missiles are carried for self-defence.
21Tornado GR4/A Technical Data WING SPAN 13.9M fully forward 8.6m fully swept LENGTH 16.45M CREW 2 MAXIMUM SPEED 800kts (1480km/h) (Mach 1.2) at sea level ENGINES Two turbo union RB199 turbofansCrew includes Pilot in the front seat and Weapons Systems Officer in the rear seat.
22Tornado F3Reporting Name Tornado Role Letters & Marks F3 Role Air Defence Tornado F3 was retired from service in March 2011
29Tornado F3 Retired from service March 31st 2011. Developed from the Tornado GR1 as a long-range air defence interceptor.Variable sweep wing for high supersonic speed or high loiter duration.All-weather day/night operation with beyond visual- range engagement capability.Patrols for over 3 hours at 300nmls from base.Carried AMRAAM and ASRAAM air-to-air missilesSecondary air defence suppression role added in 2003 using ALARM missilesAMRAAM = Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile. ASRAAM = Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile. Replaced Skyflash and AIM-9L Sidewinder respectively.
30Tornado F3 Technical Data WING SPAN 13.9M fully forward 8.6M fully swept LENGTH 16.7M CREW 2 MAXIMUM SPEED 800kts (1480km/h) (Mach 1.2) at sea level ENGINES Two Turbo Union RB199 turbofans
31Comparing F3 & GR4 Tornado F3 Tornado GR4 Longer nose AMRAAM Missiles on stretched fuselageFLIRTornado GR4
38Harrier GR9 / T12Harrier GR9 was a ground attack and Close Air Support aircraft capable of V/STOL (Vertical / Short Take-Off Landing)Harrier T12 was a twin-seat training variant for training new pilots and was fully combat capableAircraft were operated by 1 Sqn and 4 Sqn RAF and the Naval Strike Wing of the Fleet Air Arm under Joint Force HarrierOperated from both land bases and Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers.Capable of operating day and night and in all weathers.Carried a full range of air-to-surface weaponsWeapons carried by the Harrier GR9 / T12 included; Paveway II, III and IV Laser-Guided Bombs, Maverick anti-tank missiles, CRV-7 rockets, 540lb and 1000lb unguided bombs and AIM-9L Sidewinder.
39Harrier GR9 / T12 Technical Data WING SPAN 9.24M LENGTH 14.46M CREW 1 (2 in T12) MAXIMUM SPEED 640kts (1186km/h) at sea level ENGINE One Rolls-Royce Pegasus 105 vectored-thrust turbofanThere was also a GR9A sub-variant that was fitted with a Pegasus 107 engine with increased thrust to improve performance in hot and high conditions (ie Afghanistan) and also to increase the permitted landing weight when landing aboard aircraft carriers.
40Jaguar GR3 / GR3AReporting Name Jaguar Role Letters & Marks GR3 / GR3A & T4 Role Tactical Support Aircraft The Jaguar GR3 / GR3A & T4 were withdrawn from service in 2007 but have been included for completion
47Jaguar GR3 / GR3A / T4Jaguar GR3 / GR3A / T4 was withdrawn from service in 2007Designed to operate the ground attack, close air support and tactical reconnaissance roles using a variety of air-to-surface weapons and reconnaissance pods.GR3 upgrade featured improved cockpit and helmet-mounted weapons cueing system.GR3A fitted with upgraded Adour Mk.106 turbofan engineBuilt jointly by Breguet in France and BAe in the UK, Jaguar is designed for common requirements in both Air Forces
48Jaguar GR3 / GR3A / T4 Technical Data WING SPAN 8.49M LENGTH 15.52M (GR3 / GR3A) 16.42M (T4) CREW 1 (GR3 / GR3A) 2 (T4) MAXIMUM SPEED 729kts (1352km/h) Mach 1.1 at sea level ENGINES Two Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour turbofans
49Joint Combat AircraftReporting Name Joint Combat Aircraft Role Letters & Marks Role Multi-role land- and carrier- based strike fighterJoint Combat Aircraft is the UK designation for the F-35C Lightning II Carrier Variant
50Joint Combat AircraftJoint Combat Aircraft is the UK designation for the F-35C Lightning II Carrier Variant
51Joint Combat AircraftFirst F-35C Lightning II on first flight. Aircraft is still in primer. The wingspan of the F-35C is larger than that of the F-35A and F-35B to give improved lift for carrier operations.
52Joint Combat AircraftNote folding wings of the Carrier Variant
53Joint Combat AircraftJCA is UK designation for US-built F-35 Lightning IILow-observable multirole fighter/attack aircraftPlanned in-service date of 2020 to replace Harrier GR9 in RAF and Royal Navy service and operate from land bases and new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft CarriersSophisticated avionics and weapon-targeting systems including helmet-mounted weapons cueingUK JCA is based on F-35C carrier variant. F-35 is also available as a conventional takeoff variant (F-35A) and Short Takeoff & Vertical Landing STOVL variant (F-35B)