Another Stunning Selfie: French Rafale fighter pilot

Jan 14 2014 - 9 Comments

Here’s a self-portrait photo taken by a pilot of the French Air Force’s Escadron de Chasse 1/7 Provence, based at Saint-Dizier.

The fighter jocks depicted in the “selfie” is flying a Rafale C “omnirole” plane at very high altitude, with condensation trail clearly visible behind the jet.

Rafales of the Armée de l’Air have been involved in Libya and Mali air wars.

A further iterative development of the warplane has been recently announced: the new F3R standard will include the integration of MBDA’s Meteor BVR (beyond visual range) air-to-air missile, the latest version of the Sagem AASM Hammer air-to-surface guided munition and the newer version of the Thales’s PDL-NG laser designation pod.

Image credit: EC1/7


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