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Dassault Rafale

Prime contractor Dassault
Country of origin France
Type Multi Role Fighter
Crew 1
First flight 1991
In-service year 1999
Engine Two SNECMA M88-3 each rated at 86.98kN (19,555lb) static thrust with afterburning

Ceiling 50,000 ft
Max. Level Speed Mach 2
Wing span 10.9 m (35ft 9.125in) with tip mounted AAM's
Length 15.30 m (50ft 2.375in)
Height 5.3 m
Weight empty 9 690 kg
Max. take-off weight 24,500 kg
Cannon 30 mm Giat DEFA 791B, 2500 rounds per minute.
Armament Up to 8,000 kg of various missiles and bombs on 14 external loading stations including: Matra Magic or Sidewinder or ASRAAM, Matra Mica, Hughes AMRAAM, AM 39 Exocet (may not be qualified to cut costs) or Penguin 3 or Harpoon, AS 30L (may not be qualified to cut costs), Apache, ALARM or HARM, Maverick, 1000 kg bombs, 250 kg bombs, 400 kg bombs, Durandal, Rocket pods,
3000 liter tank, 2000 liter tank, 1250 liter tank, FLIR-pods, offensive jammers (3), recce pods, gun-pod and budy-buddy-refuelling pod

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