|Euro-Fighters are known for their Vertical chain lift|
|First built||Vild-Svinet (16 May 2003)|
|Latest built||Vindfald (2024)|
|Riders per train||8|
|Propulsion||Vertical chain lift |
|Top speed||110 km/h|
The main characteristic of the model line is its 'beyond vertical' drop, which reaches angles of over 90 degrees. Also, the lift hill is vertical and precedes the drop, forming a tower 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, seating 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. This is most likely due to the discontinuation of the launch coaster model at the time, with Gerstlauer having some leftover cars in stock. Dare Devil Dive is also 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 heartline roll. Some Euro-Fighters also feature LSM launches, the first one debuting on Fluch von Novgorod in 2009. It has since been featured on 2 more installations. Gerstlauer have also introduced new inversions with the Euro-Fighter, such as the banana roll. This model was superseded by the Infinity Coaster in 2013, with the Euro-Fighter becoming a cheaper and compacter alternative to the Infinity.
All models debuted as a custom layout before ending up in the catalog, allowing other parks to purchase the same layout. This phenomenon happens with every Gerstlauer model. A few of the earlier layouts, such as the 500/8 are not included in this list. This is due to them lacking a 3D render to show off. But these layouts have since been discontinued regardless.
- The + on the 320+ layout refrences the addition of a helix to the otherwise same layout.
- The two installations of the 1000m layout both feature a different vertical angle after the vertical lift.
- 1000m is the only standard layout to feature a launch.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.