German Typhoon boasts special World Cup 2014 victory markings

A German Eurofighter Typhoon has already been painted with special World Cup 2014 markings.

The images in this post were taken by photographer Gian Luca Onnis, at Decimomannu airbase, on Jul. 14, the day after Germany beat Argentine on FIFA World Cup 2014 final.

To celebrate the fourth World Cup won by the German football team, one the German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons deployed in Sardinia, was decorated with special tail markings.

It’s not the first time European air forces celebrate World Cup victories with special markings: in 2006, the Italian Air Force F-16, Tornado and AMX jets attending TLP course at Florennes, Belgium, sported similar badges to celebrate Italy’s fourth World Cup.

Typhoon WC2014 tail close up

Image credit: Gian Luca Onnis


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  1. Could someone please explain to me why soccer makes people so silly? Why are these games called the World Cup rather than the World Soccer Cup? It sounds like soccer is the world’s only game. (And yes, I know about baseball’s World Series.)

    Putting a win on a jet fighter? Would Germany do that if some German won a Noble Prize for curing a common cancer? Almost certainly not. Like I said, soccer makes people silly. It tuns something that, only a ten-point scale of importance, ranks about -40. The less important something is, it seems, they more some people try to make it seem important.

    At least this is a mild form of “Deutschland uber alles.” That fighter isn’t going to be providing cover for bombers in a new London Blitz. For that we can be glad, although I remain a skeptic toward those who think a World Cup will lead to world peace. Holding the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany didn’t do that.

    • You can’t understand why winning the World Cup, the most watched sporting event in the world, of the world’s most popular game, Germany’s most popular sport, from a tournament where every nation with national soccer program aspires to win, can be seen as a source of national pride on nation’s symbol of their national defense that could inspire them to put a few stickers on the tail of a plane not involved in active combat?

      You seem like you would be fun at the dinner table ….

    • It’s just a chance for some peaceful, national pride. You don’t need to take it seriously, InklingBooks.

    • You do know that the ‘rest of the world’ doesn’t revolve around the US?? FOOTBALL is THE largest game in the world, yes I hate the game too though I’m not a republican so I tend not to ignore facts in my arguments …. I’m yet to see a US asset celebrate medical research, plenty of love for their NFL/NBA team though… How you make the connection between Football, WWII, and the Olympics I don’t know, maybe it’s taught in your intelligent design class…?

    • Americans just don’t understand traditional football, that’s why they call it “soccer” while almost all of, the rest of the world calls it football.

  2. These see more use during airshows than for war. For all I know, they should sell ads under the wings !

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