Eurofighter vs SU-27

Eurofighter Typhoon vs Sukhoi SU-27 Flanker

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1. Eurofighter is currently one of top military jet fighters, better than Rafale or Su-35 and lot better than older Sukhoi Su-27. Su-27 is replaced by Su-30 and Su-35. Su-27 has great maneuverability but only in low speed, it is too heavy and too big, Eurofighter is lot better in high-speed maneuverability, so it has better chance to out-climb or out-perform old Su-27.

2. In BVR fight you should take into account larger RCS of Su-27, Su-27 will detect Eurofighter under 30 miles and Eurofighter will detect Su-27 over 45 miles (or even 50)… Also MBDA Meteor will easilly hit large target like Su-27.

EUROFIGHTER infographicSU-27

Eurofighter vs SU-27 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - EUROFIGHTER

PER HOUR - SU-27

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON SUKHOI SU-27
BVR Rating 91% 80%
Armament 8.5/10 8.4/10
Technology 8.8/10 7.8/10
Avionics 8.6/10 8.0/10
Maneuverability 9.5/10 9.4/10 (3D Thrust)
Rate of Climb max. 315 m/s – 65k ft/min max. 280 m/s – 55k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.15 1.05
Service Ceiling 20 km – 65k ft 17 km – 56k ft
Speed 2.35 Mach 2.00 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.68 km/l – 1.60 NM/gallon 0.26 km/l – 0.57 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 175.000.000 USD 50.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON SUKHOI SU-27
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor AA-12 Adder (R77 Vympel)
AAM origin NATO Russia
Year in 2013 in 1998
Range (mile) 62 99
Range (km) 100 160
Speed (mph) 2640 2970
Speed (km/h) 4248 4779
Radar Euroradar CAPTOR Phazotron N-012
Radar overall rating excellent very good
BVR Technology 87% 80%
BVR Def. Tech. 85% 82%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-2.0 2.0-5.0

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON SUKHOI SU-27
Cannon Mauser BK-27 GSh-30-1
Caliber (mm) 27 mm 30 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 1700 rpm 1800 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1025 m/s 860 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 20% 10%
Maneuverability 9,5 9,4
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,15 1,05
AAM (first) AIM-132 ASRAAM AA-11 Archer
Operational range 0.3 – 50 km 0.3 – 40 km
AAM (second) IRIS-T AA-8 Aphid
Operational range 0.5 – 30 km 0.1 – 8 km
Dogfight Rating 75% 87%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON SUKHOI SU-27
Length 15.95 m – 52 ft 4 in 21.9 m (72.9 ft)
Wingspan 10.95 m – 35 ft 9 in 14.7 m (48.2 ft)
Wing area 51.2 m² (551 sq ft) 62 m² (667 sq ft)
Height 5.30 m – 17 ft 3 in 5.92 m (19 ft 6 in)
Weight 11,150 kg – 24,6k lb 16,380 kg (36,100 lb)
Power 2 x 89 kN 20k lbf 2 x 123 kN – 27,3k lbf

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