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Rafale

Started by nev, July 30, 2002, 10:54:58 PM

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Gary F

  Anyone got any good links or ref info on SAAF A2A missiles that might go on a SAAF Rafale?
  The Revell kits come with Magic and Mica missiles.  I was thinking of wiffing something starting with the Magic ... modding the rear fins to Python-ish shapes, and putting the Mica nose on instead of the Magic nose/seekerhead ...  would look different enough but still similar to Magic.
  But something SAAF would probably be good too ... I'm just not up on SAAF A2A stuff.  Any help or ideas appreciated

regards,
Gary F

Gary F

Hi Duncan,

  Thanks for the links and info ... that should help me quite a bit.

Gary F

Shasper

#62
The Iris-T as used by the Germans (among others):
http://www.deagel.com/Air-to-Air-Missiles/IRIS-T_a001103001.aspx



Although an older missile the AIM-132 ASRAAM is still a potent weapon:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIM-132_ASRAAM



Then there's the Meteor BVR missile, expected to replace the AMRAAM on the RAF Tiffies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBDA_Meteor



And lets not forget the Israelis:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_missile

Derby


Python-5


And the older Python-4




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PolluxDeltaSeven

A-Darter are easy to build from some ASRAAM missiles (found on the Revell Typhoon in 1/72 for example), or even from some Magic or Sidewinder (just cut off the canards and reduce the forward wings).

The A-Darter is planed to integrate the SAAF Gripen and, more interesting for you, they will probably equip the Rafale in the Brazilian Air Force if it chose this plane against the Super Hornet or Gripen.


For the R-Darter, it's basiccaly a Derby. Just cut the wings of an AMRAAM and put them on the front of the missile, "et voila"!!
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Gary F

Thanks for the additional ideas and input, guys.  That SAAF site link was very helpful, especially the out of service and unprocured weps list.
  Kukri was the item and configuration I had in mind, although I didn't realize it was that old.  Think I'm going to go with an advanced Kukri and maybe a couple Derby/ R-Darter types.

regards,
Gary F

GTX

With the new UK-France Defence Treaty in place and talk of sharing carriers, how long before we see some more Rafales in RN FAA schemes start appearing?

Regards,

Greg
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 The Brazilian Air Force is involved in the mistake of buying the Rafale. The open competition estva and favorite of the military was the F/A-18 E / F. But bilateral agreements involving the help in building a nuclear submarine and the sale of Scorpene class the Brazilian navy, made the government decide the Rafale. :banghead: :blink:
     With flight hour costing almost twice the F/A-18E/F, with an avionics suite that is not fully developed, with a sales history to ... only France, leaves doubt in quality.

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GTX

I thought the Air Force preference was for the Gripen rather than the SH.  Doesn't really matter though since latest intell is that the whole program won't go ahead and that instead more Mirage 2000s will be acquired.

Regards,

Greg
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GTX

Anyone done a South African Rafale - instead of Gripen?

Regards,

Greg
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anthonyp

Quote from: GTX on December 18, 2010, 11:49:57 AM
I thought the Air Force preference was for the Gripen rather than the SH.  Doesn't really matter though since latest intell is that the whole program won't go ahead and that instead more Mirage 2000s will be acquired.

Regards,

Greg

According to a recent article on DefenseNews.com, the military in Brazil wants the F/A-18E/F.  Boeing has proposed a joint build and tech transfer with Embraer to push it over the top.  No decision as yet.
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Has anyone done a what if images of Israel or South African Rafale's?  I think the Israel squadron should be something other than 101 just to be interesting.  Too bad is so unlikely Rafale would be great IAF addition. 

Darrell

GTX

Just a bit of inspiration for you:



Regards,

Greg
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Maverick

G'day Gang,

I'll give some Rafa's a crack.

Regards,

Mav

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Quote from: GTX on June 20, 2011, 11:52:58 PM
Just a bit of inspiration for you:



Grrrrrr...........  :banghead:
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