Fully armed with brand-new technology. Most balanced of the fighters.
-Aerofighters 2 English game manual
The Rafale M isn't among the most powerful of the aircraft in the Sonic Wings series, but it is fairly strong when using its Needle Shot at full power. The special weapon, the Gravity Bomb, is of average strength; it opens a black-hole-like area that briefly damages enemy craft.
The Rafale is more powerful than in Sonic Wings 2, this time beginning to shoot additional tracking missiles after just one power-up. Its bomb functions as before and is very strong.