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Rafale Multirole Combat Fighter

Maiden Flight

July 1986

Introduced

December 2000

Manufacturer

Dassault Aviation

Operators

French Air Force and French Navy

Wingspan

10.8m

Wing Area

45.7m²

Length

10.3m

Height

5.3m

External Store Stations

14

Heavy Charges and Fuel ('Wet' Stations)

Five

Empty Weight

10t class

Maximum Weight

24,500kg

Internal Fuel

4,700kg

External Fuel

7,500kg

Maximum External Capacity

9,500kg

Type

2 × Snecma M88-2 turbofans

Dry Thrust

50.04kN each

Thrust After Burner

75.62kN each

Maximum Speed

Over mach 1.8 / 750kt (1,389km/h)

Approach Speed

120kt (222km/h)

Landing Distance

450m (1,475ft)

g Limits

-3.2g to +9g

Roll Rate

270°/sec

Combat Air Patrol Loiter Time

Over 3 hours

Range

3,700km

Maximum Rate of Climb

1,000ft/s

Service Ceiling

55,000ft (16,764m)

Hardpoints

14

Guns

1× 30 mm (1.18 in) GIAT 30/719B cannon with 125 rounds

Air-to-Air Missiles

MICA IR/EM , Magic II and in the future MBDA Meteor

Air-to-Ground Missiles

MBDA Apache, SCALP EG, AASM, GBU-12 Paveway II, AM 39 Exocet, and ASMP-A nuclear missile

Other Weapons

Thales Damocles targeting pod, RECO NG reconnaissance pod, and up to 5 drop tanks

Wide-Angle Holographic Display

Thales Avionique

AASM

Sagem

30mm DEFA 791B Cannon

Nexter

Electronic Warfare System

Thales

Infrared Search and Track System

Thales / Sagem OSF

Engines

SNECMA

Jumper Landing Gear

Messier-Dowty
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