GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12948 posts, RR: 79 Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7745 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 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7740 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, 7887 posts, RR: 13 Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7712 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....