F-22 Raptor vs F-18 Super Hornet

F-22 Raptor vs F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Comparison

F-22 RAPTOR infographicF18 Super Hornet

F-22 Raptor vs F-18 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - F-22 RAPTORPER HOUR - F-18E

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNET
BVR Rating 98% 83%
Armament 8.2/10 7.9/10
Technology 10/10 8.9/10
Avionics 9.8/10 9.0/10
Maneuverability 9.4/10 (2D Aerody.) 7.8/10
Rate of Climb max. 315 m/s – 62k ft/min max. 228 m/s – 44k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.26 1.03
Service Ceiling 20 km – 65k ft 15 km – 50k ft
Speed 2.25 Mach 1.80 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.47 km/l – 1.10 NM/gallon 0.60 km/l – 1.21 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 250.000.000 USD 80.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent very good

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNET
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-79
Radar overall rating excellent excellent
BVR Technology 98% 83%
BVR Def. Tech. 99% 80%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.0001-0.4 1.0-2.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNET
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% 20%
Maneuverability 9,4 7,8
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,26 1.03
AAM (first) AIM-9X AIM-7 Sparrow
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.2 – 50 km
AAM (second) AIM-9X AIM-9 Sidewinder
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.5 – 30 km
Dogfight Rating 86% 57%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNET
Length 18.9 m – 62.0 ft 18.4 m – 60.1 ft
Wingspan 13.6 m – 45 ft 0 in 13.65 m – 45 ft 0 in
Wing area 78.0 m² – 840 sq ft 46.5 m² – 500 sq ft
Height 5.08 m – 16.8 ft 4.88 m – 16.0 ft
Weight 19,700 kg – 43,5k lb 14,500 kg – 32,0k lb
Power 2 x 153 kN – 35k lbf 2 x 97 kN – 22k lbf

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