Typhoon Strike Fighter Closing Dangerously On Hercules C130's Cargo Bay

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Illustration for article titled Typhoon Strike Fighter Closing Dangerously On Hercules C130s Cargo Bay
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Click to viewThis flight image sequence was allegedly taken during the filming of a Eurofighter Typhoon from a Hercules 130 cargo bay. Apparently, the director asked the pilot over the radio to come closer and closer and closer, until the pilot got fed up and whizzed right up to the entrance of the Hercules saying: "Would you like it this close?" [Thanks Jorge Mozo] [Update: some people are claiming this is a fake. It's not. Sure the plane didn't get inside the cargo bay, but compare the scale of the ramp and the plane in the last image. While there's an optical effect, you can see there that the Typhoon got extremely close to the Hercules tail, if only for a few seconds]

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This is a fake. The Typhoon's engine intake would have been disrupted from the turbulent air from the C-130, causing a compressor stall, which would cause the Typhoon to fall away to recover its engine. Not to mention that if the Typhoon was developing enough power to fly, at that range, the jet engine would have sucked the camera, people, and everything else not tied down out of the C-130 and into the jet intake.