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DASSAULT Rafale

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RFAL
Aircraft
Name Rafale
Manufacturer DASSAULT
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

DASSAULT Rafale


DASSAULT Rafale

DASSAULT Rafale DASSAULT Rafale 3D

Description

The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engined delta-wing agile multi-role 4.5th-generation jet fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. Introduced in 2000, the Rafale is being produced both for land-based use with the French Air Force and for carrier-based operations with the French Navy.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.80 m35.433 ft
Length 15.27 m50.098 ft
Height 5.34 m17.52 ft
Powerplant 2 x Snecma M88-2 turbofans.
Engine model SNECMA M88

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 750 kts MACH IAS kts IAS 120 kts Vapp (IAS) 120 kts
Distance 600 m ROC 60000 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 1.8 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 450 m
MTOW 2450024,500 kg
24.5 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL550 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 950950 nm
1,759,400 m
1,759.4 km
5,772,309.716 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving RFAL

None on SKYbrary