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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 24 aircraft, and Qatar will purchase 36.


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   Aircraft: Rafale C, EC 1/7 'Provence', 10 years of FAF presence at United Arab Emirates - Al Dhafra Air Base.
File: FAF_EC01007_7-HR.zip (1.1MB)
Released: December 2020
Repainter: Mark (Tranquil) Beale
Notes: For FS9 and FSX/P3D.  For use with AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

   Aircraft: Rafale M, Naval Aviation Trials Center, 100-Year anniversary of French aircraft carrier use
File: FNY_11F_30.zip (1.3MB)
Released: November 2020
Repainter: Mark (Tranquil) Beale
Notes: For FS9 and FSX/P3D.  For use with AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

   Aircraft: Rafale C/B/M for France, Egypt, India, and Qatar
File: Rafale-CMB-V2 (260MB) for P3D and FSX.  (Discount for previous FSX buyers.) Released: August 2020
Designer: FlyFree Studio
Notes: Payware for P3D and FSX.  Includes C, B, and M versions.  Detailed Virtual Cockpit.

   Aircraft: Rafale C, EC 2/30 'Normandie-Niémen', 75-Year Anniversary of return to France in 1945
File: FAF_EC020030_141 30-GT.zip (820KB)
Released: July 2020
Repainter: Mark (Tranquil) Beale
Notes: For FS9 and FSX/P3D.  For use with AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

   Aircraft: Rafale M nº35, 11 Flotille, special decoration for 100th Anniversary in 2019
File: RAFMarine35100.zip (7.1MB)
Released: March 2020
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for the Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale EH Indian Air Force
File: texture-7-1.zip (11.3MB)
Released: May 2020
Repainter: Kalyan Mukherjee
Notes: For FSX.  Textures only for use with Rafale M by Thor's Hammer (with v2.2 Patch installed).

   Aircraft: Rafale M nº37, 11 Flotille, special decoration for 100th Anniversary in 2019
File: RAFMarine37100.zip (6.6MB)
Released: March 2020
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for the Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale M nº11, 11 Flotille, special decoration for 100th Anniversary in 2019
File: RAFMarine11100.zip (6.6MB)
Released: March 2020
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for the Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale M nº10, 11 Flotille, special decoration for 100th Anniversary in 2019
File: RAFMarine10100.zip (6.6MB)
Released: March 2020
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for the Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale M nº32, 11 Flotille, special decoration for 100th Anniversary in 2019
File: RAFMarine32100.zip (6.6MB)
Released: March 2020
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for the Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

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