Manufacturer: Avions Marcel Dassault - BA

Model: unknown

Name: Rafale MA

Type: Jet fighter

Date: 2001

Status: Operational

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Navy

Designation: F-28A


Do you like the Rafale? (apart from a few die-hard myopic Britons who swear the Typhoon is better, who doesn't? ROTFL). Wouldn't it have been nice if this magnificent aircraft had been exported? (true, there is currently a deal with India but even that is compromised).

In this image you'll see what is a perfectly standard Rafale M (Marine) version simply adorned with U.S. Navy markings to become the F-28A. A Dassault's Rafale in U.S. guise? Of course this is pure science-fiction since the American politicians and high brass would NEVER procure a fighter that was not designed and produced in America...

Probably would be hard to come up with a believable plot for this one, but I like to imagine this magnificent aircraft used by the most powerful Navy in the world... so let me just share the picture with you for the fun of it! The photo I used as a basis is reproduced below right.

Viewers' comments:
  • I read that the Rafale was designed to land on French and US carriers, and a number of French pilots are US carrier qualified, so it's not that far fetched. (josephw71)
  • This would happen if the recession were to continue in the US. (contrail09)
  • This would be so much better with AIM-9Xs shooped on the wingtips. ;) (Firevalkyrie)
  • Actually I could see this aircraft purchased for the Aggressor squadrons at Red Flag and Top Gun, since France sells this fighter to countries we may end up fighting one day. The US Aggressor Squadrons that fly in the Red Flag exercises use MiG-23 Floggers and MiG-29 Fulcrums, so why not Rafales? (ZeroRM)
  • funny science-fiction, on this very planet... (Tophe)

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