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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 M n°44, 11F Flotille, 2018 NATO Tiger Meet
File: RAFMarine44TM.zip (37MB)
Released: May 2018
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale B, ESTA 15.004, 10th Anniversary in 2017
File: FAF_ESTA_15_004_349.zip (892KB)
Released: April 2018
Repainter: Mark (Tranquil) Beale
Notes: For FS2004.  Textures for AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

   Aircraft: Rafale C, EC 2/30 "Normandie-Niemen", 100th Anniversary in 2017
File: FAF_EC020030_100ans.zip (2.2MB)
Released: August 2017
Repainter: Mark (Tranquil) Beale
Notes: For FS2004/FSX.  Three texture sets for AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

   Aircraft: Rafale M n°19, 11F Flotille, 2016 NATO Tiger Meet
File: RAFMarine19TM.zip (7.3MB)
Released: October 2017
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale M n°15, 11F Flotille, 2016 NATO Tiger Meet
File: RAFMarine15TM.zip (9.4MB)
Released: October 2017
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   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, 2016 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.

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