Friday, April 15, 2011

Retro, Rafale A Vs EAP

25 years ago (September 1986), the Rafale A was performing its first public demonstration at the Farnborough air show in UK, only 2 months after its first flight on July 4th 1986. At that time Bae was presenting the EAP, the demonstrator which will lead to the eurofighter 8 years later.

During this Air show, the Rafale A was already showing agressive maneuvering and outstanding turning and climbing capabilities despite a flight log of only 40 hours. Conversely the EAP flight demo was a lot more conservative. 

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