This page is about the model manufactured by Gerstlauer. You may have been looking for the roller coaster Eurofighter.
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 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.
|Abyss||Adventure World||Custom||Unknown||November 1, 2013||Operating|
|Dare Devil Dive||Six Flags Over Georgia||Custom||-||2011||Operating|
|Fluch Von Novgorod||Hansa Park||Custom||97°||2009||Operating|
|Iron Shark||Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier||Custom||-||2012||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|
|Untamed||Canobie Lake Park||320+||97°||2011||Operating|