Eurofighter vs F-15E Strike Eagle

Eurofighter Typhoon vs F-15E Strike Eagle

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1. The Typhoon is not a dogfighter, it is meant as an interceptor. Delta designs allow for good maneuverability at high speed. However, in a dogfight, delta designs come up lacking. Meanwhile, the F15E is based off a fighter designed for dogfighting. It’s no surprise its not a better dogfighter than the F15.

2. F-15 can’t out-turn or out-climb the Eurofighter. Its huge RCS can be targeted at over 220km even with CAPTOR-M radar, It does not have a slightly higher top speed and the Eurofighter accelerate lot faster. Its Thrust to Weight is 0.93 and it weigh’s 14,300kg empty. The Strike Eagle is a proven fighter (and the standard to beat) but its a big bird showing its age…

EUROFIGHTER infographicF-15E

Eurofighter vs F-15E Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - EUROFIGHTERPER HOUR - F-15E

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
BVR Rating 91% 88%
Armament 8.5/10 8.0/10
Technology 8.8/10 9.0/10
Avionics 8.6/10 9.0/10
Maneuverability 9.5/10 8.2/10
Rate of Climb max. 315 m/s – 65k ft/min max. 254 m/s – 50k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.15 1.07
Service Ceiling 20 km – 65k ft 18 km – 60k ft
Speed 2.35 Mach 2.50 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.68 km/l – 1.60 NM/gallon 0.45 km/l – 1.07 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 175.000.000 USD 135.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor AIM-120 AMRAAM
AAM origin NATO USA
Year in 2013 in 1997
Range (mile) 62 45
Range (km) 100 75
Speed (mph) 2640 2640
Speed (km/h) 4248 4248
Radar Euroradar CAPTOR APG-82 RMP
Radar overall rating excellent excellent
BVR Technology 87% 88%
BVR Def. Tech. 85% 83%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-2.0 1.5-3.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
Cannon Mauser BK-27 M61A1 Vulcan
Caliber (mm) 27 mm 20 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 1700 rpm 6000 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1025 m/s 1050 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 20% 20%
Maneuverability 9,5 8,2
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,15 1,07
AAM (first) AIM-132 ASRAAM AIM-7 Sparrow
Operational range 0.3 – 50 km 0.2 – 50 km
AAM (second) IRIS-T IRIS-T
Operational range 0.5 – 30 km 0.5 – 30 km
Dogfight Rating 75% 64%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
Length 15.95 m – 52 ft 4 in 19.4 m – 63.8 ft
Wingspan 10.95 m – 35 ft 9 in 13.05 m – 43 ft 0 in
Wing area 51.2 m² (551 sq ft) 56.5 m² – 610 sq ft
Height 5.30 m – 17 ft 3 in 5.6 m – 18.5 ft
Weight 11,150 kg – 24,6k lb 14,300 kg – 31,2k lb
Power 2 x 89 kN 20k lbf 2 x 129 kN 32k lbf

 

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