The Rafale really looks like a fighter from the future in these images

These images may or may not correspond to a refueling incident between a KC-135 Stratotanker and a French Air Force's Rafale jet fighter, but I don't really care because they are just an excuse to say that this is perhaps the coolest, most space-invaders-looking jet flying today.

The Rafale really looks like a fighter from the future in these images

A French fighter aircraft rolls left away from a KC-135 Stratotanker flown by the 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a March 17, 2013, mission. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jason Smith.

This is how I will imagine the ship in Galaga from now on. You can download the high resolution images here.


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