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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 24.


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   Aircraft: Rafale M, Flotilla 11F, 2017 NATO Tiger Meet
File: ...Rafale_Tiger_Meet_2017.zip (854KB)
Released: June 2017
Repainter: Mark (Tranquil) Beale
Notes: For FS2004/FSX.  Textures only for AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

   Aircraft: Rafale C, ETR 5/33 'Aquitaine', Solo Display 2017 Scheme
File: ...Rafale_B-C_FAF_Solo_2017.rar (2.1MB)
Released: April 2017
Repainter: Mark (Tranquil) Beale
Notes: For FS2004/FSX.  Textures only for AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

   Aircraft: Rafale M Swiss Air Force
File: RafaleM Swiss Air Force.rar (19.4MB)
Released: September 2016
Repainter: Orbiter.ch
Notes: For FS2004/FSX.  Fictional texture scheme.  Complete repackage of Rafale by Cyril Pioffet.

   Aircraft: AI Rafale B/C, India Air Force
File: ai_indiannavy_fixedwing_fsx_v2.zip (15.9MB)
Released: November 2015
Repainter: Dan Hult
Notes: Bonus Rafale B and Rafale C textures in IAF collection.  Textures only for AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

   Aircraft: AI Rafale M, 2014 NATO Tiger Meet
File: MAIW_NBAI_Rafale_M_DRY_FNY-1.zip (1.1MB)
Released: May 2016
Repainter: Mark (Tranquil) Beale
Notes: Textures only for AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

   Aircraft: AI Rafale B, 50th Birthday of the FAS (Forces Aériennes Stratégiques, Air Strategic Forces)
File: RafaleB 50ans FAS.zip (241KB)
Released: March 2016
Repainter: Drag
Notes: Textures only for AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

   Aircraft: Rafale M, 11F Flotille, 2014 NATO Tiger Meet
File: RAFMarine27TM.zip (5MB)
Released: December 2016
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale M, Flotille 11F, 90th Anniversary scheme
File: RAFMarine3290.zip (8.5MB)
Released: December 2016
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Dassault Rafale M, Flotille 11F, NATO Tiger Meet 2016
File: rafale_m_ntm2016_11f.zip (8.4MB)
Released: May 2016
Repainter: Antonio Diaz
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale C Fictive Textures
File: Pack-texture.zip (3.6MB)
Released: March 2016
Repainter: Benjamin Bertrand
Notes: Five colorful fictitional textures for the Rafale C by Cyril Pioffet.  For FS2004/FSX.

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