Euro-Fighters are known for their Vertical chain lift
Status In production
Number built 26
First built Vild-Svinet (16 May 2003)
Latest built Vindfald (2024)
Rider height
  • Minimum: 120 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 140 cm
 Gerstlauer, Germany
Type Steel
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Vertical chain lift
LSM launch
Top speed 110 km/h
G-Force 5

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 many more have been built.

The longest and steepest Euro-Fighter to date is TMNT Shellraiser at Nickelodeon Universe in New Jersey, USA, which is also the steepest roller coaster in the world, with a 121.5 degree drop.


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 This model was superseded by the Infinity Coaster in 2013, with the Euro-Fighter becoming a cheaper and compacter alternative to the Infinity.


The layout of the 500/8, the original layout

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.
320m 320+m 380m 410m 440m 600m 1000m
Length 320 metres 361 metres 380 metres 418 metres 440 metres 600 metres 1000 metres
Height 23 metres 22 metres 30 metres 22.7 metres 27 metres 35 metres 43 metres
Speed 72 km/h 70 km/h 83 km/h 70 km/h 80 km/h 95 km/h 100 km/h
No. build 2 5 3 1 2 1 2
Status In production Discontinued In production Discontinued In production Discontinued In production


Name Amusement park Country Model Steepest drop Opened Status
Vild-Svinet BonBon-Land
500/8 97° May 16, 2003 Operating
Typhoon Bobbejaanland
670/8 97° April 10, 2004 Operating
Speed: No Limits Oakwood Theme Park
600 97° April 13, 2006 Operating
Rage Adventure Island
320+ 97° February 10, 2007 Operating
Mystery Mine Dollywood
Custom 95° April 13, 2007 Operating
SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge Nickelodeon Universe Mall of America
410 97° March 15, 2008 Operating
Saw - The Ride Thorpe Park
Custom 100° March 14, 2009 Operating
Flucht von Novgorod Hansa-Park
Custom 97° April 9, 2009 Operating
Falcon Duinrell
320+ 97° May 14, 2009 Operating
Huracan Belantis
Custom 97° June 26, 2010 Operating
Dare Devil Dive Six Flags Over Georgia
Custom 95° May 28, 2011 Operating
Untamed Canobie Lake Park
320+ 97° June 11, 2011 Operating
Takabisha Fuji-Q Highland
1000 121° July 16, 2011 Operating
Eurofighter Zoosafari Fasanolandia
Custom 97° August 6, 2011 Operating
Iron Shark Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
380 95° June 1, 2012 Operating
Abyss Adventure World
Custom 100° November 1, 2013 Operating
Krater Parque del Café
380 97° December 19, 2014 Operating
Serpent Sindibad
320+ 97° 2015 Operating
Predator IMG Worlds of Adventure
320+ 97° August 31, 2016 Operating
Hydrus Casino Pier
320 97° May 6, 2017 Operating
Adrenaline Peak Oaks Amusement Park
320 97° March 24, 2018 Operating
Tantrum Six Flags Darien Lake
380 95° May 25, 2018 Operating
TMNT Shellraiser Nickelodeon Universe American Dream
1000 121.5° 2019 Operating
Vertika La Recre de 3 Cures
440 91° June 6, 2020 Operating
Defiance Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Custom 102.3° July 1, 2022 Operating
Vindfald Tivoli Friheden
440 Unknown 2024 Under Construction

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