EF-2000 v.s RAFALE C

1. Dimensions:
# Fighter: EF-2000 / Rafale C

A. Length: 15.96 m / 15.27 m

B. Span: 10.95 m / 10.80 m

C. Height: 5.28 m / 5.34 m

D. Wing area: 50.00 m2 / 45.70 m2

2. Weights:
# Fighter: EF-2000 / Rafale C

A. Empty weight: 10,995~11,150 kg / 9,400~9,850 kg (*1)

B. Internal fuel: 4,996 kg / 4,700 kg (*2)

C. Max. ext. fuel: 4,000 liters / 9,375 liters

D. Max. ext. load: 7500~8,000 kg+ / 9,500 kg+ (*3)

E. Max. take-off weight: 23,500 kg / 24,500 kg (*4)

*1: EF-2000 is about 11~19% heavier than Rafale C.

*2: EF-2000's fuel is also about 6% more than Rafale C's.

*3: Rafale C's Max. ext. load can be 19~27% more than EF-2000's.

*4: Dassault may increase the MTOW of Rafale to 27,200 kg-class after 2010.

3. Flight Performance:
# Fighter: EF-2000 / Rafale C

A. Max. speed, high level: 2.0 Mach+ / 1.8 Mach+ (*5)

B. Max. speed, low level: 1.15 Mach / 750 kts

C. Operating altitude: 65,000 fts / 55,000 fts+

F. Climb rate, sea level: > 315 m/sec / > 305 m/sec

G. Normal G-limit: -3.0~+9.0G / -3.2~+9.0 G

H. Max. upper G-limit: +12.0~+15.0 G / 11.0 G+

I. Normal FCS AoA limit: 33 degrees / 32 degrees (*6)

J. Wing-load: 297.0~300.0 kg/m2 / 281.2~291.0 kg/m2 (*7)

K. T/W ratio for air combat, sea level: 1.22~1.24 / 1.15~1.19 with A/B ( *8 )

L. T/W ratio for air combat, sea level: 0.81~0.83 / 0.77~0.79 with max. mil. (*9)

*5: The normal upper limit of Rafale's FCS for speed is 1.8 Mach.

*6: Once cancelling the normal restriction of FBWs, Rafale's AoA could reach more than 100 degrees. As for EF-2000, I've only heard the information that EF-2000 had performed the maneuver with the AoA > or = 40 degrees during the flight test.

*7 and *8: EJ-200 already has had the potential to increase 5.5~10% more A/B thrust, and 15% more Max. A/B thrust during the war time, while M88-2 hasn't declared such a capability up to now. Therefore, the difference of T/W ratio between EF-2000 and Rafale C may become much more significant during the war time.

*7~*9: The fighter's weight for air combat = empty weight + 50% internal fuel + MRAAM*6 + SRAAM*2 + pilot and gun shells.

4. Ferry range:
# Fighter: EF-2000 / Rafale C

A. Ferry range: 2,600 km / > 2,100 km (*10)

B. Ferry range: 3,700 km / 3,704 km+ (*11) (*12)

*10: clean fighter with internal fuel only.

*11: Ferry range of EF-2000 with two tanks --> 3,700 km

*12: Ferry range of Rafale C with four tank (6,600 L) + MICA*8 --> 3,704 km

5. Combat radius:
# EF-2000

A. Strike:650km (4 BVRAAM, 2WVRAAM, and 7,000Ib bombs, lo-lo-lo)

B. Strike: 1390Km (Basic loading for air-combat + LGB*3 + ARM*2 + pod*1, hi-lo-hi)

C. Air-combat: 750 nm (1389 km)

D. Air-combat: 100 nm (185 km), 3hrs CAP

E. Combat endurance: 2 h 15 min with six AAMs and external tanks, 280 km from the carrier.

# Rafale C:

A. 1,100 km with three tanks (4,300 L), four MICA AAMs, and twelve 1,000 Ib bombs.

B. 1,480 km with three tanks (6,000 L), four MICA AAMs, and four 500 Ib GBU-12 LGBs

C. 1,830 km with two CFTs (2,300 L), three tanks (5,700 L), two SCALP-EG and two MICA AAMs.

D. CAP: More than 2 hours (Rafale M with six AAMs and three 1,250L tanks, 185 km away from the carrier)

6. Others:
# Fighter: EF-2000 / Rafale C

A. Frontal RCS: 0.1~0.5 m2 / 0.1 to 0.3 m2 (*13)

B. Pylonst: 13 and 3 / 14 and 5, all and wet (*14)

C. Prices: 154 million USDs / 148.5 million USDs (*15)

D. Prices: 80.1 million USDs / 69.5 million USDs (*16)

E. Maintenance: 8 / 7 Man-hours per flight hour.

*13: Dassault declared the frontal RCS of Rafale is 1/10 of Mirage-2000 in 1998~1999.

*14: Wet pylon means the pylon that can carry and use the tank.

*15: The cost of the whole plan / the number of procured fighters.

*16: Fly-away costs of EF-2000 Tranch II for Austria AF during 2007~2009 and Rafale F3 for French governement during 2008~2012.

7. Engine:- Engine: EJ-200 turbofans / M88-2 turbofans
- Weight: 990~1,035 kg / 897 kg
- Thrust: 20,250~21,370 Ib / 16,840~17,000 Ib (A/B) (*17)
- Thrust: 13,500~15,525 Ib / 11,240~11,250 Ib (Max. Mil.)
- T/W ratio: 8.9~9.8 : 1 / 8.5~8.6 : 1

# Compression ratio: 26 : 1 / 24.5 : 1 - SFC: 1.66~1.73 / 1.80 (A/B)
- SFC: 0.74~0.81 / 0.80 (A/B)

*17: Eurojet declared that with minor modification, the maximal A/B thrust of EJ-200 could reach 22,275 Ib class theoretically.

8. Radar:- Radar: CAPTOR radar / RBE-2 PESA radar
- Detective range: 185 km+ / 130~148 km ( *18 )
- Search angle: +/-70 degrees / +/-60 degrees (Horizontal)
- Targets of TWS: 20 targets+ / 40 targets
- Targets of engagment: 6~8 targets / 8 targets

*18: EADS and the UK pilot have declared or hinted that CAPTOR radar could "track" the MIG-29 (RCS = 5m2 class) at the distance of more than 161~185 km away, while Frenchman declared that RBE-2 has the similar detective range as RDY.

9. IRST:- IRST: PIRATE IRST / FSO IRST + TV + Laser range-finder
- Detective range: 148 km+ / 130~148 km (Maximal range)
- Search angle: +/-90 degs / +/-90 degs (IIR), +/-60 degs (TV)
- Multi-targets of tracking: 200 targets / Unknown
- Effective range for image identification : unknown / 55 km
- Effective range for range measuring : - / 30~40 km (*19)

*19: FSO system has the laser range-finder for range measuring, while PIRATE IRST doesn't have it.