Info - Eurofighter stars in Cobra 11, Germany’s top TV action series

Eurofighter Typhoon is the star of the first episode of the new season of “Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei” the popular German television series. Produced by Action Concept and broadcast in Germany on channel RTL, the series has been successfully running for over 15 years and is shown in over 140 countries worldwide. The programme draws audiences from China to Mexico and Turkey to Czech Republic to name a few. In Germany, over five million viewers watch a single episode.

Cobra 11 has been the most successful action series on German television since its launch in 1996. In total, over 230 episodes have been shown so far and the show has always been known for tough stunts, dramatic car chases, action loaded combat scenes as well as breathtaking stories.

The unique Eurofighter episode called “Überschall” (“Supersonic”) launches the 20th season of the show and had its world premiere during the Berlin Film Festival “Berlinale 2012” on Sunday, February 12th. The German TV broadcast is scheduled for March 8th 2012.

In this thrilling episode, the film crew went to the Luftwaffe base of Jagdgeschwader 73 Steinhoff in Rostock–Laage in Northern Germany to get footage of the aircraft. The plot centers around a fictional female Luftwaffe pilot who has to perform a spectacular emergency landing of the Eurofighter (actually a 1:1 model) on a German highway just in front of the noses of Ben and Semir - the two action heroes of Cobra 11 police team.

The show includes the usual mix of stunts and special effects thanks to Action Concept, the Luftwaffe and footage provided by Eurofighter.

This momentous Eurofighter episode was produced with extensive efforts and will go down in action history as one of the most impressive “Cobra 11” episodes ever made - it may just become the most popular one yet. The Eurofighter slogan perfectly applies to this Cobra 11 episode: Nothing Comes Close!