The Panavia Tornado Fighter Jet for Europe’s Defense

The Panavia Tornado is a variable geometry combat aircraft in service with the air forces of Britain, Germany, Italy, and Saudi Arabia. Designed during the Cold War, the Tornado has formed the backbone of the European NATO strike aircraft arsenal for over twenty years, and three variants exist.

Gripen NG – The Sea Gripen 39 Updated for the 21st Century

The first generation 4+ fighter deployed, the Gripen is slightly less technologically up to date than its primary competitors – the Rafale and Typhoon. However, two major upgrade paths have been identified that will keep the Gripen up to date – the Gripen NG and Sea Gripen

Gripen – F-16 Fighting Falcon Comparisons

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is Sweden’s premier fighter aircraft and one of the first specifically built with export markets in mind. The prime competitors for the Gripen in export markets are upgraded versions of the F-16 and the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter built by the United States.

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen Fighter Jet: Sweden’s Finest Fighter

Swedish aircraft design has a long and interesting history. As a neutral nation Sweden has designed and built fighter jets that fill different roles and conform to different standards than the East or West. The JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet is a clear expression of Swedish technological independence.

Typhoon Eurofighter Technology is State of the Art

Named after that most powerful of storms, the Typhoon aircraft design and production is a multinational effort requiring cooperation between the aviation industries of Germany, Italy, Spain, and Britain ,among others. The Typhoon is Europe’s next generation combat aircraft.

History of the Luftwaffe: WWII Aces

One of the more spectacular tales to arise from the horror of the Second World War is that of the Luftwaffe. WWII was the only conflict in history where fighter aces racked up kill counts in the triple digits. Luftwaffe aces of WWII shot down more enemy aircraft than aces of any other nationality.

The Dassault Rafale: France’s Premier Combat Aircraft

The Dassault Rafale is a generation 4.5 fighter currently operated by the French Air Force and French Navy. A successor to the highly acclaimed Mirage series, the Rafale is meant to replace almost every other combat airframe design currently in French military service, and is marketed for export.

The SU-27 Flanker: A Potent Russian Air Superiority Fighter

The Russian designed Sukhoi SU-27 Flanker is an air superiority fighter designed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War and used by a number of countries, including Russia and China. The SU-27 Flanker was designed to defeat the F-15 Eagle used by the United States and its allies – could it do so?