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To celebrate Bastille Day, Ubisoft released the below (2D) in-game charm for their game, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.

Supersonic French

Despite frantic searching on Wikipedia, I cannot for the life of me figure out what aircraft the charm is based on, or if indeed a real-world equivalent exists at all. At first it looked like a Rafale, but the vertical stabilizer does not seem to fit any that I could find an image of.

It's not a question of life and death, but I would very much be interested in what aircraft is actually portrayed here.

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  • $\begingroup$ It may not be a real one at all. $\endgroup$
    – GdD
    Commented Jul 10, 2020 at 15:37
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    $\begingroup$ the alpha jet is not supersonic. $\endgroup$
    – Manu H
    Commented Jul 10, 2020 at 16:13
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    $\begingroup$ The rafale would have canards anyway. Anything mirage would be supersonic but delta winged. They don't look like the Jaguar or the endenard/super endenard $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 11, 2020 at 2:41
  • $\begingroup$ @ManuH The naming used by Ubisoft is misleading; Alpha Jet is not indeed supersonic, but whoever responsible for naming at Ubisoft decided to name it as such. $\endgroup$
    – V-J
    Commented Jul 11, 2020 at 21:14
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    $\begingroup$ The "Patrouille de France" (aerobatic section of French Air Force) flies over Champs-Elysées on each July 14th (aka "Bastille day" elsewhere), the national day, to close the aerial military parade. They have Alpha-Jet currently, recognizable to their pronounced anhedral wing for reduced stability. $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Commented Jul 12, 2020 at 12:25

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I believe this is the Alpha Jet

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Source of pictures: Wikipedia

It is famously used by the Patrouille de France (the French military acrobatic demonstration unit). They are most famous for overflying the Champs-Élysées during the July 14 celebration, drawing a French flag in the sky.

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    $\begingroup$ It is the Alphajet, and contrary to the OP, it is not supersonic $\endgroup$
    – DeepSpace
    Commented Jul 10, 2020 at 14:07
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    $\begingroup$ This is the correct answer $\endgroup$
    – Quentin H
    Commented Jul 10, 2020 at 14:09
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    $\begingroup$ Actually contrary to Ubisoft, they named it such for whatever reason ;) Seems like it would be the Alpha Jet indeed, the vertical stabilizer is just modelled different for whatever copyright reason. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – V-J
    Commented Jul 10, 2020 at 14:10
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    $\begingroup$ Added some context to explain the choice. Feel free to roll back/edit. $\endgroup$
    – Antzi
    Commented Jul 10, 2020 at 15:40
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    $\begingroup$ Actually.... pretty sure someone just traced an image of a model of the alpha jet from an online gift store for the patrouille. Sneaky sneaky :D $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 11, 2020 at 2:50

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