This page is about the model manufactured by Gerstlauer. You may have been looking for the roller coaster Eurofighter.

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The Euro-Fighter is a popular steel roller coaster design built by Gerstlauer. The first installation was Vild-Svinet at BonBon-Land in Denmark, and since then another 14 have been built. The majority of Euro-Fighters are custom designed for the park, but there are also pre-designed models.

The longest and steepest Euro-Fighter to date is Takabisha at Fuji-Q Highland in Japan, which is also the steepest roller coaster in the world, with a 121 degree drop.


The main characteristic of the model line is it's 'beyond vertical' drop, which reaches angles of over 90 degrees. Also, the lift hill is vertical and precedes the drop, forming a tower (pictured left) which is easily recognizable.

Riders sit in single cars, seating 8 riders in two rows of four. Two exceptions are Huracan at Belantis and Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia, which use cars similar to Gerstlauer's launched roller coasters, searing 6 riders in three rows of two. The cars use over-the-shoulder restraints, and may be themed (to an extent) to a customer's needs. Dare Devil Dive is the first Euro-Fighter to use the new lap-bar restraints.

The Euro-Fighter can feature a wide variety of inversions, such as the vertical loop, cobra roll, immelman and barrel roll. Some recent Euro-Fighters also feature LSM launches.


Name Park Model Steepest drop Opened Status
Abyss Adventure World Custom Unknown November 1, 2013 Operating
Dare Devil Dive Six Flags Over Georgia Custom - 2011 Operating
Eurofighter Zoosafari Fasanolandia Unknown 97° 2011 Operating
Falcon Duinrell 320+ 97° 2009 Operating
Fluch Von Novgorod Hansa Park Custom 97° 2009 Operating
Huracan Belantis Custom 97° 2010 Operating
Iron Shark Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Custom - 2012 Operating
Mystery Mine Dollywood Custom 95° 2007 Operating
Rage Adventure Island 320+ 97° 2007 Operating
Saw - The Ride Thorpe Park Custom 100° 2009 Operating
Speed Oakwood Theme Park Custom 97° 2006 Operating
SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge Nickelodeon Universe Custom - 2008 Operating
Takabisha Fuji-Q Highland Custom 121° 2011 Operating
Typhoon Bobbejaanland 670/8 97° 2004 Operating
Untamed Canobie Lake Park 320+ 97° 2011 Operating
Vild Svinet BobBon-Land 500/8 97° 2003 Operating
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