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Rafale C
Rafale C
Origin France France
Role Multirole fighter
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
Primary user French AF French Air Force
French Navy French Navy
General characteristics
Crew 1
Length 15.27 m (50.1 ft)
Wingspan 10.80 m (35.4 ft)
Height 5.34 m (17.5 ft)
Loaded weight 15,000 kg (33,000 lb)
Performance
Maximum speed 1,912 km/h (1,188 mi)
Range 3,700 km (2,000 nmi)
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
series information
Appearances H.A.W.X. (Main, Mobile)
H.A.W.X. 2 (Main, Wii)

The Dassault Rafale (French: "gust of wind", and "burst of fire" in a more military sense) is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. Equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions. The Rafale is referred to as an "omnirole" aircraft by Dassault.

In the late 1970s, the French Air Force and Navy were seeking to replace and consolidate their current fleets of aircraft. In order to reduce development costs and boost prospective sales, France entered into an arrangement with four other European nations to produce an agile multi-purpose fighter. Subsequent disagreements over workshare and differing requirements led to France's pursuit of its own development program. Dassault built a technology demonstrator which first flew in July 1986 as part of an eight-year flight-test programme, paving the way for the go-ahead of the project. The Rafale is distinct from other European fighters of its era in that it is almost entirely built by one country, involving most of France's major defence contractors, such as Dassault, Thales and Safran.

H.A.W.X.

Arrow flew one during the Dangerous Passage mission.

In the near future, H.A.W.X. squadron flew Rafale-Ms off the Villeneuve during the No Room for Error operation in Cape Town.

NotesEdit

Chester, a character appearing in the H.A.W.X. trailer, flew a Rafale.

The Rafale is the suggested plane in Operation: Wildhorse.

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