Eurofighters in UK Royal Air Force service have been formally named Typhoon. The fighter was branded Typhoon for export campaigns just before the 2000 Farnborough show, but until now aircraft for Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK have kept the Eurofighter nomenclature.

Meanwhile, the Typhoon mock-up at the show (left) has been fitted with conformal fuel tanks for the first time. Earlier this year BAE Systems concluded high-speed windtunnel tests of the tanks, which each increase fuel capacity by 1,500 litre (400USgal) and together would extend range by around 25%.

Source: Flight International