Dassault Rafale A
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French multi-role fighter prototype. First flew on July 4th, 1986. It had two different engines: one General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofan of 7250 kg of thrust with reheat.
the other engine was a SNECMA M882 turbofan of the same thrust. Max speed: Mach 2.0. Ceiling: 18000 m. Ferry range: 2350 km. Armament: 6800 kg external stores.
This plane was the prototype of a 4th generation fighert. It left the factory in 1985.