Road trippin’ Typhoon

Traveling over the Germany Autobahn next week? Pay attention, as you may come across a Eurofighter Typhoon at very low level indeed. The road transport involves a Typhoon that was damaged in this midair collision close to a year ago.

The transport will take the Typhoon across large parts of Germany. The trip starts on  Monday 25 May at Nörvenich airbase, where the aircraft succesfuly landed after its midair. On Thursday 28 May it is scheduled to arrive in Southern Germany, the exact destination being Manching, where the German Typhoons are manufactured.

The low-loader transport – 16 meters in length and 4 meters in hight – cannot take the most direct route due to obstacles in the way. Therefore, the Typhoon will first travel east over Autobahn A2 towards Berlin and then turn south over Autobahn A9. It will travel at night mostly.

© 2015 editor Elmer van Hest
Featured image (top) A delicate operation.
(Image © Luftwaffe)

(Image © Luftwaffe)
(Image © Luftwaffe)