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The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation.

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How easy is it to pull the ejection handle in a Rafale B?

A civilian passenger ejected from a two-seat Rafale B during takeoff on Mar 20 2019. The investigation is underway as to how it happened, but one of the possibilities discussed is that the passenger ...
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What is the stall speed for the Dassault Rafale?

Looking at this video of a Rafale escorting a high-speed train (TGV) I was wondering what the stall speed for the Rafale is at close to sea level altitude. Is this ...
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How does the pilot control the Dassault Rafale?

In the Dassault Rafale, how does the pilot maneuver the plane? I would expect to see a joystick centered between the pilot's legs. Instead, the Rafale has what appear to be two joysticks on both sides ...
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Why are the in-flight refueling probes of French-built fighter aircraft non-retractable?

French-built fighter aircraft seem to have in-flight refueling probes that are not retractable, as seen from the linked images below. What are the advantages of a non-retractable refueling probe that ...
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What type of supersonic intake does the Dassault Rafale fighter jet have?

What type of supersonic intake does the Dassault Rafale use? Is it a Pitot Intake? It cannot be a Ramp Intake, nor can it be a Spike Intake / Cone Intake, and it does not seem as a Diverterless ...
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How does the canard plan of the Dassault Rafale work?

I'm quite puzzled after seeing some videos of the Dassault Rafale. When pulling the stick, the canard plan should move as in this video (low speed, high angle of attack, stick pulled backward on ...
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How is airbrake function performed on the Dassault Rafale?

At the end of airshow display (just before landing), the dassault rafale seems to slow down very quickly as it reach the top a final loop. It seems as if the pilot apply full airbrakes, but it seems ...