The Supermarine Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing multirole air superiority fighter. The Typhoon was designed by Supermarine Aviation Works, flying for the first time in 1986 and entering into service in 1994, beginning with the Royal Air Force. It has since been adopted by many nations, especially within the Allied Pact. A carrier-based variant, the Sea Typhoon, which first entered service in 2003, is replacing the Supermarine Rapier as the primary naval fighter of several countries in the British Commonwealth.

The Rolls-Royce EJ200 turbofans generate 16,200 lbf (72 kN) dry and 23,175 lbf (103 kN) on the afterburners. Upgrade plans also include improvements to the eninges bringing them up to 18,000 lbf (80 kN) dry and 28,800 lbf (128 kN) on the afterburners.

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