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Noisy and Fast Dassault Rafale at Duxford

Duxford Air Festival May 28th 2017

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Mark Kettle 129/05/2017 00:22:36
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Car Alarms set off by the noise from a Dassault Rafale when he was on afterburner.

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Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 29/05/2017 00:23:13

Martin Whybrow29/05/2017 00:59:26
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That's pretty impressive, I wonder how much fuel he burnt running the afterburners for that long.

Bill_B29/05/2017 07:31:24
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During the second video the Rafale wasn't using reheat (afterburner) for the whole display, but was selectively using it in turns and the vertical as could be witnessed by the tell tale plumes of unburnt fuel and the visual indication up the jet pipes. Also, reheat isn't simply an 'on' 'off' switch, but is able to be throttled, like the engine itself is, so he may not have even been using full power for very long at all. One thing is for sure, the pilot will have accurately calculated his fuel load before the display.

I think from distant memory, the Spey powered F4K Phantoms of the UK only had a flying time of approximately 12 mins if they were to fly the whole mission on full reheat (integral tanks full to empty). I stand to be corrected on this snippet of course.

Josip Vrandecic -Mes29/05/2017 09:56:04
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Thanks Mark , It was exciting !

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