GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13031 posts, RR: 78
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7946 times:
Not really much between them, Rafale is a bit smaller and lighter, but apparently not cheaper.
Typhoon probably has the edge in supercruise, Rafale will enter service with an electrically-scanned radar, Typhoon will get one a few years down the road.
Rafale was designed to a requirement which included aircraft carrier capability, Typhoon was a more uncompromised design for air combat.
B777-200ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7941 times:
I think you'll wrong. The Eurofighter is much more expensive than the Rafael. It cost a little less than a F-22(correct me if I'm wrong). Also I think the Rafael looks better than the Eurofighter.
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7905 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7913 times:
And the Super Hornet is even more expensive then Rafale is - and by far "weaker". Sometimes I wonder why the US Navy ordered Super Hornets (o.k. not really ... hehe ... french aircrafts on a US carrier .. ).
As far as I know (I'm not into this military stuff), Boeing plans to make the new Hornets more affordable. They probably get cheaper after the navy payed for them.
Those poor american tax payers....