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Rafale Vs EF Typhoon

Unread postPosted: 14 Sep 2015, 10:19
by oldiaf
How do you compare these 2 great aircrafts in term of both AA and AG fighting capabilities in different missions and battle scenarios ? Avionics , armament .. Etc
Thanks in advance

Re: Rafale Vs EF Typhoon

Unread postPosted: 31 Dec 2021, 03:55
by deltasierracharlie
https://hushkit.net/2021/12/29/i-took-the-typhoon-to-war-interview-with-wing-commander-raf-mike-sutton/
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A Rafale pilot I interviewed said ‘Typhoon was a joke’ – what is your response to his view?

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There’s nothing like the confidence of a French fighter pilot! The Rafale and Typhoon are from a similar era, but backed by four nations and with five export customers the Typhoon has better growth potential. As the Boss of 1 Squadron we always had a French Rafale pilot on exchange, so I had a real insight into both platforms. For the air-to-air missions, an AESA equipped Typhoon with METEOR, AMRAAM-D and ASRAAM packs a powerful punch with the Helmet Mounted Sight and IRST (called PIRATE).

The Typhoon Force has also received upgraded Paveway 4 (penetrating warhead and moving target capability), which is a great weapon for Close Air Support in combination with Brimstone, which can also be used against fast inshore attack craft. For longer-range strikes, Storm Shadow and SPEAR 3 (the small, long-range, cruise missile) offer significant stand-off, precision, low collateral damage and electronic warfare capabilities. The Litening 5 targeting pods will offer high-definition imagery and a reconnaissance capability. And of course, there is the 27-mm cannon that I have fired in anger. With that weapon load-out you can take on any mission set. So my response to the French pilot, is that given the choice I would take the Typhoon every time.
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