I am all about citing sources and following copyright laws, So where do we put our citations? On the Bottom of the article? Because I have looked through some articles and did not see anywhere in the article where there is citations or references, so I am confused.
How is an aircraft's manueverablity in WVR engagement measured? Is it mostly engine power, wing design, and weight-thrust ratio? Also isn't how small the aircraft matter as well?(Eurofighter and Rafale were able to outmanuver F22 despite having smaller weight-thrust ratios)
Well it depends on many factors, thrust to weight, how much lift the airframe can create in relation to weight. Thrust vectoring can be very useful too.
Considering Eurofighter and Rafale. I actually have different information regarding that. A guy from the German Air Force told me that the F-22 beat the Eurofighter 30-1 in dogfight simulations and during the hyped incident in Alaska, the Eurofighter got just more kills then it is usual, but still lost, as you may know, no kill ratios have been released and if you look at the American point of view, you'll see that they have different views on the outcome.
Well I have never heard of the aircraft "Rafael", but I think you mean the French Dassault Rafale, if so, the Rafale should be superior in air-to-air combat, it has a larger radar, greater range, two engines, in terms of turning performance, both have a similar Thrust to weight ratio and wing loading, however the Rafale can be more heavily armed. The Gripen is a light-weight fighter and I don't think it can compete with larger twin-engine fighters like the Rafale or the Eurofighter, except when it comes to turning performance.