Into the fighter- bomber business

The Luftwaffe’s Eurofighters are no longer flying exclusively air-to-air tasks. As Dr Stefan Petersen discovered, they are now also operating in the air-to-surface role with precision-guided bombs.

Two Eurofighters of the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) 02/19 organised by TaktLwG 73 ‘Steinho ’ on the way from their home base of Laage to the Vidsel range in Sweden. The mission lasted 4hrs 45mins, involved two air-to-air refuellings and culminated in a live bomb release.

The Eurofighter has been operating as a multi-purpose jet in Luftwaffe hands for almost two years now, finally cleared for both air-to-air and air-tosurface missions.

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