1/48 Dassault Rafale M & Bomb rack

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This is a 1/48 plastic kit from Revell, to build a Dassault Rafale M with decals for 3 french versions.

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BrandRevell
Reference04517
SortPlastic kit
Scale1:48
MotifMulti roll jet fighter
Plastic parts204
Size323 x 213mm
DecalsFrench Navy
Historical period1986 - today
AttentionDo not include paint or glue ( sold separately )
ContentPlastic parts | decals | Instructions
Year2014

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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.

In the late 1970s, the French Air Force and Navy were seeking to replace and consolidate their current fleets of aircraft. In order to reduce development costs and boost prospective sales, France entered into an arrangement with four other European nations to produce an agile multi-purpose fighter. Subsequent disagreements over workshare and differing requirements led to France's pursuit of its own development program. Dassault built a technology demonstrator which first flew in July 1986 as part of an eight-year flight-test programme, paving the way for the go-ahead of the project. The Rafale is distinct from other European fighters of its era in that it is almost entirely built by one country, involving most of France's major defence contractors, such as Dassault, Thales and Safran.

Many of the aircraft's avionics and features, such as direct voice input, the RBE2 AA active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and the optronique secteur frontal infra-red search and track (IRST) sensor, were domestically developed and produced for the Rafale programme. Originally scheduled to enter service in 1996, the Rafale suffered significant delays due to post-Cold War budget cuts and changes in priorities. The aircraft is available in three main variants: Rafale C single-seat land-based version, Rafale B twin-seat land-based version, and Rafale M single-seat carrier-based version.

Introduced in 2001, the Rafale is being produced for both the French Air Force and for carrier-based operations in the French Navy. The Rafale has been marketed for export to several countries, and it has been selected for purchase by the Indian Air Force, the Egyptian Air Force, and the Qatar Air Force. The Rafale has been used in combat over Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, Iraq and Syria. Several upgrades to the weapons and avionics of the Rafale are planned to be introduced by 2018.

This is a 1/48 plastic kit from Revell, to build a Dassault Rafale M with decals for 3 french versions.

Features of the model:

  • 2 Pylons with a total of 6 GBU-12 Bombs
  • Two-seat Cockpit
  • Detailed Ejection Seat
  • Finely detailed surfaces with recessed panel joints
  • Cockpit Canopy in the open or closed position
  • Detailed Undercarriage
  • Modified Nose-wheel Unit
  • Detailed Thrust Nozzles
  • Jamming Device Unit on the Tail
  • External Load Pylons
  • 3 External 2000 L Fuel Tanks
  • Two MICA or MAGIC Guided Missiles

Decals for 3 versions:

  • Dassault Rafale M #15 - Operation Harmattan Flottille 12F - R91 Charles de Gaulle - Lybia 2011
  • Dassault Rafale M #32 - First Rafale on Flottille 11F BAN Landivisiau - February 2012
  • Dassault Rafale M #28 - DET CEPA (Tests & Experimentations) 100 Ans Aéronavale - BAN Hyéres-Le Palyvestre July 2010

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1/48 Dassault Rafale M & Bomb rack

1/48 Dassault Rafale M & Bomb rack

This is a 1/48 plastic kit from Revell, to build a Dassault Rafale M with decals for 3 french versions.

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