The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine multi-role fighter built by a European consortium made up of the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy. The development of the Eurofighter began in 1983 with the prototype maiden flight of the Eurofighter taking place on March 27, 1994. On May 21, 2014 at RAF Coningsby two aircraft that would take part in the 70th Anniversary of D-Day were revealed. The Eurofighter Typhoon II ZK308 and Spitfire Mk. IX MK356/5J-K, were both wearing the iconic black and white stripes associated with this historic event. Typhoon II FGR.4 ZK308 from 29 (R) Squadron was coded TP-V MN-526 of the 198 Squadron as a tribute to the Hawker Typhoons of WWII. These special painted aircraft along with others, took part in the Duxford Air Show held on May 24, 2014.