Eurofighter Typhoon T1
Original: Oil on canvas 30" x 20".
This was the second painting that came about because of the 'Aviation in the North-West' exhibition.
Built at BAe Warton near Preston. The Eurofighter Typhoon was another prime subject candidate. Having watched one taking off with a full weapons load (for heavy load flight trials), I'd been struck by the amazing power and agility of this aircraft, which seemed totally unhindered by its burden.
Here BAe test aircraft IPA1 ZJ699 launches skywards with the impressive load of:
4 x Paveway II LGB test articles
4 x AMRAAM Missiles
2 x AIM9L Sidewinder Missiles
3 x 1000Ltr External fuel tanks