Rafale F3R


The Dassault Rafale is a French, twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft that covers the full range of operational missions.
The Rafale joined the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) in 2021, under contract 013Γ/20 for a purchase of 24 aircraft. More specifically, 12 of them formerly used by the Armée de l’Air and 12 of them new built. 18 single-seater Rafale EG and 6 two-seaters Rafale DG, will be delivered.

It can cover multiple roles simultaneously (omnirole), allowing different missions to be carried out during the same flight. The Rafale has 14 External hardpoints and can carry up to 9.5 tons of external loads.

It can carry a large number of weapons, including the long-range Meteor air-to-air missile, MICA EM and IR missiles, the SCALP EG cruise missile and the Exocet AM39 Block 2 Mod 2 air-to-surface missile, as well as precision weapons such as the GBU 12/16/24 and AASM, while carrying a 30 mm gun.

The aircraft are based at 114 Combat Wing at Tanagra and belong to 332 Squadron with the call sign «Hawk».


  • Crew: 1 or 2
  • Engine: 2 M88-4E turbofan engines with afterburners
  • Thrust (for each engine): 50kN (11,250 lbf) dry, 75kN (17,000 lbf) with afterburner
  • Wingspan: 10.21 m
  • Length: 15,27 m
  • Maximum Speed: 750 kt CAS or 1.6 Mach
  • Service Ceiling: Above 15,240 m or 50,000 ft
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 24,500 kg or 54,000 lb