Dassault Rafale

Multi-Role Combat Aircraft

Dassault Rafale M © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Dassault Rafale is a twin-engined single- or two-seat land- or carrier-based multi-role combat aircraft produced by the French manufacturer Dassault Aviation.
Crew1 / 2
Propulsion2 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelSNECMA M88-2
Engine Power (each)
dry/with Afterburner
48,7 / 72,9 kN10948 / 16389 lbf
Speed2124 km/h1147 kts
  1320 mph
Service Ceiling16.764 m55.000 ft
Range3.704 km2.000 NM
2.302 mi.
Empty Weight9.060 kg19.974 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight22.500 kg49.604 lbs
Wing Span10,80 m35 ft 5 in
Wing Area45,7 m492 ft
Length15,30 m50 ft 2 in
Height5,34 m17 ft 6 in
First Flight04.07.1986
Production Statusin production
ICAO CodeRFAL
Data for (Version)Dassault Rafale C
VariantsRafale B, Rafale C, Rafale M

[Photo-ID: 2747] Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Dassault Rafale B, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, , c/n , Karsten Palt, 2009Dassault
Rafale B
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 2826] Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Dassault Rafale B, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, 303, c/n 303, Karsten Palt, 2009Dassault
Rafale B
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
Reg.: 303
c/n: 303
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 2827] Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Dassault Rafale B, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, 304, c/n 304, Karsten Palt, 2009Dassault
Rafale B
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
Reg.: 304
c/n: 304
 
Tiger c/s
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 2828] Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Dassault Rafale B, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, 304, c/n 304, Karsten Palt, 2009Dassault
Rafale B
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
Reg.: 304
c/n: 304
 
Tiger c/s
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 2829] Karsten Palt 2009-09-23
Dassault Rafale B, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, 305, c/n 305, Karsten Palt, 2009Dassault
Rafale B
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
Reg.: 305
c/n: 305
 
NATO Tigermeet 2009 [Kleine Brogel (EBBL)]
[Photo-ID: 12810] Karsten Palt 2016-07-09
Dassault Rafale C, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, 142, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Dassault
Rafale C
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
Reg.: 142
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 [RAF Fairford (EGVA / FFD)]
[Photo-ID: 12811] Karsten Palt 2016-07-09
Dassault Rafale C, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, 142, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Dassault
Rafale C
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
Reg.: 142
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 [RAF Fairford (EGVA / FFD)]
[Photo-ID: 12812] Karsten Palt 2016-07-09
Dassault Rafale C, French Air Force / Armee de l Air, 142, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Dassault
Rafale C
French Air Force / Armee de l Air
Reg.: 142
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 [RAF Fairford (EGVA / FFD)]
[Photo-ID: 286] Karsten Palt 2007-06-15
Dassault Rafale M, French Navy, 5, c/n 5, Karsten Palt, 2007Dassault
Rafale M
French Navy
Reg.: 5
c/n: 5
 
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2007 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]