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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, ETR 03.004 'Aquitaine', Solo Display 2018 scheme
File: FAF_ETR 03004_4-GI_130.zip (892KB)
Released: May 2018
Repainter: Mark (Tranquil) Beale
Notes: For FS2004.  Textures for AI Rafale by Nick Black/MAIW.

   Aircraft: Rafale C n°148, EC 2/30 'Normand-Niemen', special decoration for 100th Anniversary of SPA 93 in 2017
File: RAF148centenaire.zip (15.4MB)
Released: May 2018
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale C n°120, EC 2/30 'Normand-Niemen', special decoration for 100th Anniversary of SPA 91 in 2017
File: RAF120centenaire.zip (15.4MB)
Released: May 2018
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale C n°119, EC 2/30 'Normand-Niemen', special decoration for 100th Anniversary of SPA 97 in 2017
File: RAF119centenaire.zip (15.5MB)
Released: May 2018
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale M n°5, 12F Flotille, 70th Anniversary (2018) markings
File: RAFMarine5.zip (7MB)
Released: May 2018
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale M n°8, 17F Flotille, US/French "Chesapeake 2018" Exercise
File: RAFMarine8.zip (27.6MB)
Released: May 2018
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale M n°2, 12F Flotille, US/French "Chesapeake 2018" Exercise
File: RAFMarine2.zip (27.5MB)
Released: May 2018
Repainter: Bertrand Barbé
Notes: Textures only for Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie.

   Aircraft: Rafale M n°44, 11F Flotille, 2018 NATO Tiger Meet
File: RAFMarine44TM.zip (11.4MB)
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.

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