Dassault RafaelItem Number: 596
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Dassault Rafael airplane model. France decided to developed its own fighter, rejecting the European EFA as too heavy for carrier use and too costly for export. Rafale is also a canarded delta, but has less angular lines than EFA. Extensive use was made of composite materials. Rafale A was the prototype, Rafale B is the two-seat version, Rafale C the single-seater, and Rafale M carrier fighter version. Four prototypes were flying in early 1997. Orders for 272 production aircraft for the French armed forces are expected.
Mahogany wood. Scale: 1/48. Wingspan 9 1/2 inches, Length 12 inches.