Interesting Facts About Rafale Fighter Aircraft
The Dassault Rafale, (literally meaning “gust of wind”, and “burst of fire” in a more military sense) is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. Equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike, and nuclear deterrence missions. The Rafale is referred to as an “omnirole” aircraft by Dassault. We are going to talk about 15 interesting and supersonic facts about Rafale Fighter Aircraft in this article
FACT#1. Rafale fighter aircraft has a total weight of 24,500 kg and can easily carry up to 9500 kg. The top speed of this aircraft is 1389 km per hour and the most important thing is that once the flight is over, this aircraft can travel up to 3700 km. The aircraft is available with both single-seater and twin-seater options.
FACT#2. Two Snecma M88 engines have been used in Rafale which generates 50 kilonewtons thrust. In addition, this fighter aircraft is fully equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and missiles. It is equipped with Scalp Easy Storm Shadow, AASM, AT 730 Triple Ejector Rack, Damocles Pod, and Hammer Missile. The biggest thing about it is that it has also installed the Meteor missile, which is not available with any Asian country, even China does not have this special technology.
FACT#3. Rafael was land at Ambala airbase in Haryana on July 29, 2020, and it will be ready for its operation as soon as it lands here. According to the information, its first squadron will be deployed in Ambala itself, which is named Golden-Arrows. At the same time, its second squadron will be deployed in Hashimara, West Bengal. It is being told that Ambala airbase has been selected for Rafale because the squadron of the country’s supersonic missile BrahMos has also been deployed here. Apart from this, the borders of both Pakistan and China are also very close to this airbase.
FACT#4. Rafael’s arrival in India comes at a time when there is a tense situation on the border with China. In such a situation, it is natural for Rafael to compete with Chinese fighter jets. Let us know that China has Chengdu J-20 fighter aircraft, but Rafael will prove to be better in many ways. Rafael’s design helps it fly Combat in the sky, while the design of Chengdu J-20 does not prove to be as helpful.
FACT#5. Rafale fighter aircraft are famous for their lethal attack and 3 missiles during flight. First of all, the Meteor missile has been given, which can hit the air at a distance of up to 150 kilometers. Its capability can be gauged from the fact that it is counted among the most dangerous missiles in the world. Apart from this, Scalp is given as its second missile, which is a cruise deep attack missile, which is used for ground attack. At the same time, as the third lethal missile, it includes Maico, which can attack air to air, it is also called multi-mission missile.
FACT#6. India bought 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Rafael through an inter-governmental agreement signed in 2016. All 36 aircraft will be delivered to India by the end of 2021. Four years ago India signed a deal of 59 thousand crore rupees with France in September, it is being told that India has spent around 710 million euros (ie about 5341 crores) in the deal with Rafael. According to the report published in ABP, the cost of an aircraft is about 90 million Euros i.e. about 673 crores rupees. “,
FACT#7. India had issued tenders for multirole new fighter aircraft in the year 2007 to strengthen its air force including F-16, FA-18 of USA, MiG-35 of Russia, Grypin of Sweden, Rafael of France, and Eurofighter Typhoon of European Group was claimed.
FACT#8. In the last test run on 27 April 2011, Eurofighter and Rafael were found to be favorable to Indian conditions, and the tender was finally awarded to Rafael on 31 January 2012 during the cheap bid and field trials that met Indian conditions and standards.
FACT#9. It is known that India; Traditionally it has been increasing the strength of its air force with fighter jets purchased from Russia (MiG-27 & MiG-35). But now India has changed the practice to buy a modern Rafale aircraft made in France.
FACT#10. The Rafale fighter plane is a multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by a company called Dassault Aviation of France. The first Rafale A class aircraft flew on 4 July 1986 while the Rafale C class aircraft flew on 19 May 1991. 165 units of this aircraft have been built from the year 1986 to 2018. Rafael is available in one seat and double seat and double-engine in A, B, C, and M categories.
FACT#11. Rafael; Being able to carry out a nuclear attack with air-to-air, air-to-ground attacks, as well as air-to-air missiles with very low altitude flight. Not only this, the oxygen generation system is installed in this aircraft and there is no need to fill liquid oxygen. This aircraft performs 3D mapping with electronic scanning radar to find enemy positions in real-time.
FACT#12. Apart from this, it can also detect long-distance danger in every season in time and keep an eye on several targets simultaneously during close combat. It is also capable of flying from aircraft carriers in addition to the ground military base.
FACT#13. Rafael is 0.82 feet higher and 0.79 feet longer than the American F-16.
FACT#14. It is capable of flying from 36 thousand feet to 50 thousand feet. Not only this, but it also reaches 50 thousand feet in 1 minute. It has the capacity to carry 15,590 gallons of fuel.
FACT#15. Its wings are 10.90 meters in length, jet height is 5.30 meters and its length is 15.30 meters.