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First Eurofighters

Tail On July 25th, 2006 the first Eurofighter Typhoons touched down at the airbase Neuburg, home of the Jagdgeschwader (Fighter Wing) 74.
At 11h27 lcl. the smoketrails of two F-4F became visible, announcing the arrival of one twin-seater Eurofighter Typhoon and a four-ship formation of single seaters.
After two formation fly-bys the first aircraft touched down at 11h31.

This was a memorable moment as JG74 can now go fully operational with this new fighter aircraft. Besides JG73 at Laage it is the second squadron of the Luftwaffe to be equipped with this aircraft, but in contrast to the the flight training at Laage Neuburg will be the first one that pursuits solely operational and tactical flying.

Phabulous Phantoms

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Eurofighter Typhoon Arrival

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the First Landings...

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Within the JG74 the Eurofighter will replace the beloved F-4F Phantom, an aircraft that is in service within the Luftwaffe since 1974. Until the phasing-out in 2008 the two types will operate in parallel from Neuburg. The Eurofighter, a modern 4th generation fighter aircraft, is a worthy successor of the Rhino and the pilots are eagerly waiting to fly it in a daily routine.

Taxiing Back

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the Ceremony

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'Static Display'

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In the course of the festivities, Lieutenant General Kreuzinger-Janik handed over a symbolic key and thus heralded a new area at the airbase, which is clearly visible on all the construction work going on at the moment.

Pilots & People

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Eurofighter Detail Photos

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I would like to thank all the Luftwaffe personnel at Neuburg and Fürsty for their support and perfect organisation!

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