F-22 Raptor vs F-35 Lightning II

F-22 Raptor vs F-35 Lightning II Comparison

F-22 RAPTOR infographicF-35 infographic

F-22 Raptor vs F-35 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - F-22 RAPTORPER HOUR - F-35

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F-35 LIGHTNING 2
BVR Rating 98% 94%
Armament 8.2/10 8.6/10
Technology 10/10 9.5/10
Avionics 9.8/10 9.0/10
Maneuverability 9.4/10 (2D Aerody.) 8.5/10
Rate of Climb max. 315 m/s – 62k ft/min max. 230 m/s – 45k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.26 1.07
Service Ceiling 20 km – 65k ft 20 km – 65k ft
Speed 2.25 Mach 1.60 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.47 km/l – 1.10 NM/gallon 0.80 km/l – 1.68 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 250.000.000 USD 180.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent very good

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F-35 LIGHTNING 2
BVR AAM missile AIM-120 AMRAAM MBDA Meteor
Nation USA NATO
Year in 1997 in 2013
Range (mile) 45 62
Range (km) 75 100
Speed (mph) 2640 2640
Speed (km/h) 4248 4248
Radar AN/APG-77 AN/APG-81 AESA
Radar overall rating excellent excellent
BVR Technology 98% 92%
BVR Def. Tech. 99% 95%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.0001-0.4 0.005-0.3

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F-35 LIGHTNING 2
Cannon GAU-22/A GAU-22/A
Caliber (mm) 20 mm 20 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 4200 rpm 4200 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1000 m/s 1000 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 20% 20%
Maneuverability 9,4 8,5
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,26 1,07
AAM (first) AIM-9X AIM-9X
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% 70%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY F-22 RAPTOR F-35 LIGHTNING 2
Length 18.9 m – 62.0 ft 15.6 m – 50.0 ft
Wingspan 13.6 m – 45 ft 0 in 10.7 m – 35 ft 0 in
Wing area 78.0 m² – 840 sq ft 42.0 m² – 460 sq ft
Height 5.08 m – 16.8 ft 4.33 m – 14.2 ft
Weight 19,700 kg – 43,5k lb 13,200 kg – 30,2k lb
Power 2 x 153 kN – 35k lbf 1 x 190 kN – 43k lbf

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