A simple table comparison of the Rafale, the Gripen, and the Typhoon


The Wings of Europe Facebook page has just published a very useful and very simple table comparison of the capabilities of three fighters: the Rafale, the Gripen, and the Eurofighter Typhoon. The table shows nicely why the Rafale is decisively superior to these two other jets, based on Indian Air Force trials of those aircraft. One key fact omitted from the table is that the Typhoon is far more expensive than the Rafale while delivering much less capability than the French fighter.

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4 thoughts on “A simple table comparison of the Rafale, the Gripen, and the Typhoon”

  1. this table is based on Swiss air forces trials not Indian. That explain the comparaison with the F-18 C/D, the most modern jet in service in SAF.
    The Grippen tested is the C/D not the futur E/F.

    sorry for my bad english.

    1. Thanks for the correction, Francois. This does not change the fact, however, that the Rafale is still superior to the Gripen, even the E/F variant, and even moreso to the Super Bug and the Jet That Ate The Pentagon Budget.

      1. Rafale is indeed superior to Gripen, but just for the sake of clarity I will note here that comparision used an upgraded Gripen C; I expect that E version will fix some of the complaints, namely endurance and range/combat radius. Reconnaissance may also get fixed, but it will remain limited in the ground attack compared to Rafale simply due to its smaller size and lower payload capacity.

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