F-22 Raptor vs F-16 Fighting Falcon

F-22 Raptor vs F-16E Fighting Falcon BLOCK 60 Comparison

F-22 RAPTOR infographicF16 infographic

F-22 Raptor vs F-16 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - F-22 RAPTORPER HOUR - F-16E

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F-16E/F BLOCK 60
BVR Rating 98% 78%
Armament 8.2/10 7.9/10
Technology 10/10 9.0/10
Avionics 9.8/10 9.0/10
Maneuverability 9.4/10 (2D Aerody.) 7.9/10
Rate of Climb max. 315 m/s – 62k ft/min max. 254 m/s – 50k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.26 1.11
Service Ceiling 20 km – 65k ft 15 km – 50k ft
Speed 2.25 Mach 2.00 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.47 km/l – 1.10 NM/gallon 0.91 km/l – 2.13 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 250.000.000 USD 35.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent very good

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F-16E/F BLOCK 60
BVR AAM missile AIM-120 AMRAAM AIM-120 AMRAAM
Nation USA USA
Year in 1997 in 1997
Range (mile) 45 45
Range (km) 75 75
Speed (mph) 2640 2640
Speed (km/h) 4248 4248
Radar AN/APG-77 AN/APG-80
Radar overall rating excellent excellent
BVR Technology 98% 82%
BVR Def. Tech. 99% 77%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.0001-0.4 0.5-1.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F-16E/F BLOCK 60
Cannon GAU-22/A M61A1 Vulcan
Caliber (mm) 20 mm 20 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 4200 rpm 6000 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1000 m/s 1050 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 20% 30%
Maneuverability 9,4 7,9
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,26 1,11
AAM (first) AIM-9X AIM-7 Sparrow
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.2 – 50 km
AAM (second) AIM-9X IRIS-T
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.5 – 30 km
Dogfight Rating 86% 58%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F-16E/F BLOCK 60
Length 18.9 m – 62.0 ft 15.0 m – 49 ft 4 in
Wingspan 13.6 m – 45 ft 0 in 9.45 m – 31 ft 0 in
Wing area 78.0 m² – 840 sq ft 28.0 m² – 300 sq ft
Height 5.08 m – 16.8 ft 5.1 m – 16 ft 8 in
Weight 19,700 kg – 43,5k lb 10,000 kg – 22,1k lb
Power 2 x 153 kN – 35k lbf 1 x 145 kN 32k lbf

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