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  Rafale B
  by Marc Siméon

  (Previewed July 2000)

Here are some screenshots of Marc Siméon's newest Mirage related aircraft, a Dassault Rafale B.  At this time it is painted up as the prototype shown in the image above.  

  The Rafale B is the two-seater version that will be operated by the Armée de l'Air beginning in a couple of years.  Though initially intended for training/ type conversion this version will be fully capable of carrying out the usual range of missions -- air superiority, air defense, air-to-ground attack, and aerial reconnaissance.

The aircraft is a real pleasure to fly and view in FS2000.  Great looking details are the Matra Mica air-to-air missiles, engine exhaust and tailcones, and landing gear.  The aircraft has full moving parts including canards, leading edge slats, ailerons, rudder, and landing gear/doors.  

  There are a lot details in the visual model, even at this beta stage.  The Rafale has some very unusual lines and subtle curves.  They have been captured well in this model.

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