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SUBJECTS
Dassault Rafale C
4th Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor
5th Generation Air Dominance Fighter
BASICS
ORIGIN
France
ORIGIN
United States
YEAR
2001 [Diff.-4 yrs]
YEAR
2005 [Diff.+4 yrs]
CREW
1
CREW
1
PRODUCTION
201 units [Diff.+6]
PRODUCTION
195 units [Diff.-6]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
50.2 ft (15.3 m) [Diff.-11.9 ft]
LENGTH
62.1 ft (18.9 m) [Diff.+11.9 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
35.8 ft (10.9 m) [Diff.-8.7 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
44.5 ft (13.6 m) [Diff.+8.7 ft]
HEIGHT
17.5 ft (5.3 m) [Diff.+1.0 ft]
HEIGHT
16.5 ft (5.0 m) [Diff.-1.0 ft]
RELATIVE SIZE COMPARISON
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of the screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in the database then the presented shapes may appear skewed.


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Dassault Rafale C
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Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT.
22,708 lb (10,300 kg) [Diff.-9,290 lb]
EMPTY WT.
31,998 lb (14,514 kg) [Diff.+9,290 lb]
M.T.O.W.
54,013 lb (24,500 kg) [Diff.-985 lb]
M.T.O.W.
54,999 lb (24,947 kg) [Diff.+985 lb]
INSTALLED POWER
2 x SNECMA M88-2 augmented afterburning turbofan engines developing 11,250lb of dry thrust each and 19,555 lb of thrust with reheat.
2 x Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 afterburning turbofans each developing 26,000lb thrust dry and 35,000 lb of thrust with reheat.
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
1,383 mph (2,225 kph) [Diff.-217 mph]
SPEED
1,599 mph (2,574 kph) [Diff.+217 mph]
RANGE
2,299 miles (3,700 km) [Diff.+300 miles]
RANGE
2,000 miles (3,218 km) [Diff.-300 miles]
CEILING
51,952 ft (15,835 m) [Diff.+1,952 feet]
CEILING
50,000 ft (15,240 m) [Diff.-1,952 feet]
ARMAMENT
STANDARD:
1 x 30mm GIAT 30/M791 internal automatic cannon.

OPTIONAL:
Mission-specific armament with a maximum load of up to 20,900 lb on fourteen external hardpoints. Can include the following (or a mix of):

MBDA MICA medium-range Air-to-Air Missiles (AAMs).
MBDA "Meteor" long-range AAMs.
ASMP nuclear stand-off missiles.
AM-39 "Exocet" anti-ship missiles.
AS 30L laser-guided Air-to-Surface Missiles (ASMs).
APACHE stand-off munitions dispensers.
Laser-Guided Bombs ("Paveway" / "Enhanced Paveway" LGB family).
Anti-Armor / Anti-Runway / Runway Denial munitions.
Air-to-Surface Rocket Pods.
Air-Launched Cruiser Missiles (ALCMs)
3 x Jettisonable Fuel Drop Tanks.
STANDARD:
1 x 20mm internal automatic cannon.

AIR-TO-AIR, STEALTH:
2 x AIM-9 Sidewinders short-ranged air-to-air missiles (internal side weapons bays).
6 x AIM-120 AMRAAM medium-ranged air-to-air missiles (Internal ventral weapons bay).

AIR-TO-AIR, NON-STEALTH:
4 x AIM-9 Sidewinder short-ranged, air-to-air missiles (External, underwing, outboard).
2 x AIM-9 Sidewinder short-ranged air-to-air missiles (Internal side weapons bays).
6 x AIM-120 AMRAAM medium-ranged, air-to-air missiles (Internal ventral weapons bay).

AIR-TO-GROUND, STEALTH:
2 x AIM-9 Sidewinder short-ranged air-to-air missiles (Internal side weapons bays).
2 x AIM-120 AMRAAM medium-ranged, air-to-air missiles (Internal ventral weapons bay).
2 x 1,000lb GBU-32 Joint Direct Munitions (JDAM) (Internal ventral weapons bay).

OPTIONAL, AIR-TO-GROUND, STEALTH:
8 x 250lb GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs (SDBs) (Internal ventral weapons bay) in place of JDAM.

Air-Launched Cruise Missiles (ALCMs) also supported.

OPTIONAL, MISCELLANEOUS:
2 x 600 US Gallon external fuel drop tanks underwing, inboard.

Internal loadout rated up to 2,000lb, external mountings rated up to 5,000lb each (collectively 22,000lb of ordnance).
GOING FURTHER
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(Dassault Rafale)
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(Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor)
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