F-35 Lightning II vs F-15E Strike Eagle

F-35 Lightning II vs F-15E Strike Eagle

F-35 infographicF-15E Strike Eagle

Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - F-35PER HOUR - F-15E

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
BVR Rating 94% 88%
Armament 8.6/10 8.0/10
Technology 9.5/10 9.0/10
Avionics 9.0/10 9.0/10
Maneuverability 8.5/10 8.2/10
Rate of Climb max. 230 m/s – 45k ft/min max. 254 m/s – 50k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.07 1.07
Service Ceiling 20 km – 65k ft 18 km – 60k ft
Speed 1.60 Mach 2.50 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.80 km/l – 1.68 NM/gallon 0.45 km/l – 1.07 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 180.000.000 USD 135.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 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 AN/APG-81 AESA APG-82 RMP
Radar overall rating excellent excellent
BVR Technology 92% 88%
BVR Def. Tech. 95% 83%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.005-0.3 1.5-3.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
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 8,5 8,2
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,07 1,07
AAM (first) AIM-9X AIM-7 Sparrow
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.2 – 50 km
AAM (second) IRIS-T IRIS-T
Operational range 0.5 – 30 km 0.5 – 30 km
Dogfight Rating 70% 64%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
Length 15.6 m – 50.0 ft 19.4 m – 63.8 ft
Wingspan 10.7 m – 35 ft 0 in 13.05 m – 43 ft 0 in
Wing area 42.0 m² – 460 sq ft 56.5 m² – 610 sq ft
Height 4.33 m – 14.2 ft 5.6 m – 18.5 ft
Weight 13,200 kg – 30,2k lb 14,300 kg – 31,2k lb
Power 1 x 190 kN – 43k lbf 2 x 129 kN 32k lbf

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