Dassault Rafale vs F-15E Strike Eagle

French Dassault Rafale vs US F-15E Strike Eagle Comparison

RAFALE INFOGRAPHICF-15E Strike Eagle

Rafale vs F-15E Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - RAFALE

PER HOUR - F-15E

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
BVR Rating 90% 88%
Armament 8.6/10 8.0/10
Technology 8.5/10 9.0/10
Avionics 8.4/10 9.0/10
Maneuverability 9.3/10 8.2/10
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 60k ft/min max. 254 m/s – 50k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.13 1.07
Service Ceiling 17 km – 55k ft 18 km – 60k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.50 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.70 km/l – 1.65 NM/gallon 0.45 km/l – 1.07 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 130.000.000 USD 135.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor AIM-120 AMRAAM
AAM origin NATO USA
Year in 2013 in 1997
Range (mile) 62 45
Range (km) 100 75
Speed (mph) 2640 2640
Speed (km/h) 4248 4248
Radar Thales RBE2-AA APG-82 RMP
Radar overall rating excellent excellent
BVR Technology 85% 88%
BVR Def. Tech. 85% 83%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-2.0 1.5-3.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
Cannon GIAT 30M/719B M61A1 Vulcan
Caliber (mm) 30 mm 20 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 2500 rpm 6000 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1025 m/s 1050 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 20% 20%
Maneuverability 9.3 8,2
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,13 1,07
AAM (first) MBDA MICA AIM-7 Sparrow
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.2 – 50 km
AAM (second) R.550 MAGIC II IRIS-T
Operational range 0.3 – 15 km 0.5 – 30 km
Dogfight Rating 76% 64%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
Length 15.27 m – 50 ft 1 in 19.4 m – 63.8 ft
Wingspan 10.80 m – 35 ft 4 in 13.05 m – 43 ft 0 in
Wing area 45.7 m² – 492 ft² 56.5 m² – 610 sq ft
Height 5.30 m – 17 ft 3 in 5.6 m – 18.5 ft
Weight 10,100 kg – 22,6k lb 14,300 kg – 31,2k lb
Power 2 x 75 kN – 17k lbf 2 x 129 kN 32k lbf