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When France left the EFA (European Fighter Aircraft) / Eurofighter project in 1985, Dassault was nearing completion of its own advanced combat aircraft program.  The aircraft's first flight was on July 4, 1986.  Since then 212 Rafale aircraft have been ordered by the Armée de l'Air (40% being two-seaters for training and nuclear strike mission) and 60 have been ordered by the Aéronavale Francaise.  The Rafale is slated to become the sole type of combat aircraft operated by the Armée de l'Air and Aéronavale and to be the French armed forces' combat aircraft until 2040, at least.  India has selected the Rafale (originally 126 on paper but reduced to a firm 36), Egypt will purchase 54 aircraft, and Qatar will possibly purchase 80.  The Rafale has also been selected by Greece (24 aircraft), Croatia (12 ex-FAF aircraft), the United Arab Emirates (80 aircraft on order) and Indonesia (42 aircraft on order).


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   Aircraft: Rafale M v2.8 for MSFS 2020 (Ongoing Updates)
File: Rafale M V 2.8_QykL9 (927MB)
Released: July 2021/March 2024
Conversion by: alpha60
Notes: Conversion of Thor's Hammer Rafale M.  Textures also work with FSX v2.2 versionVirtual cockpit is highly detailed and functional.

   Aircraft: Rafale C, EC 1/7 'Provence', 90 Year Anniversary
File: Rafale_C...Provence_90_years.zip (12MB)
Released: December 2023
Repainter: L'iguane
Notes: For FS2004.  For use with the VPA Rafale C.  Textures and modified MDL.

   Aircraft: Rafale B, Croatian Air Force
File: Rafale_B_170_Croatian_AF.zip (13.8MB)
Released: December 2023
Repainter: L'iguane
Notes: For FS2004.  For use with the VPA Rafale B.  Included textures and modified MDL.

   Aircraft: CJS R-FAL for MSFS2020
File: Purchase and install from MSFS2020 In-Game Marketplace (3.59G)
Released: December 2023
Developer: CJ Simulations
Notes: 2 versions each of Rafale C and Rafale M (supersonic and long range external tanks).  17 textures for Rafale C (with exports) and 14 for Rafale M.  Very detailed cockpit.

   Aircraft: Rafale M nº35, Flotille 17, 65th Anniversary markings
File: NBAI_RAFALE_FNY_17F_35.zip (875KB)
Released: July 2023
Repainter: Mark (Tranquil) Beale
Notes: For FSX/P3D.  For use with AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

Aircraft: VPA Rafale C AB Fix
File: VPA Rafale C AB Fix.zip (2KB)
Released: May 2023
Designers: L'iguane
Notes: Missing afterburner effects file for VPA Rafale C.

   Aircraft: Rafale B, EC 1/7 'Provence'
File: Rafale_B_113-HQ_EC_1.7_Provence.zip (14MB)
Released: March 2023
Repainter: L'iguane
Notes: For FS2004.  For use with the VPA Rafale B.  Included textures and modified MDL.

   Aircraft: Rafale B, ECE 01/030 'Côte d'Argent', 2022 NATO Tiger Meet
File: Rafale_B_ECE_01.030_NTM2022.zip (14MB)
Released: March 2023
Repainter: L'iguane
Notes: For FS2004.  For use with the VPA Rafale B.  Included textures and modified MDL.

   Aircraft: Rafale M Special Pack Texture Set
File: fsx-p3d_special_pack_rafale_textures.zip (85MB)
Released: December 2021
Repainter: Antonio Dias
Notes: Designed for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie for FSX/P3D.  Three special occasion texture sets are included.

   Aircraft: Rafale M from VPA
File: VPA_Rafale_M (488MB)
Released: January 2016
Designers: VPA
Notes: Designed for FS2004.  16 external configurations, 4 texture sets.  Animated launch bar and refueling drogue.  Virtual cockpit and 2D panel.  Easy engine startup option.  See this Preview Page.

   Aircraft: Refale C, EC 1/7 'Provence', NATO Tiger Meet 2014
File: Rafale_C_NTM2014_113-GU.zip (15MB)
Released: February 2023
Repainter: L'iguane
Notes: For FS2004.  For use with the VPA Rafale C.  Included textures and modified MDL.

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