F-35 Lightning II vs MiG-35

F-35 Lightning II vs MiG-35 Fulcrum-F

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Flight Cost Per Hour

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Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 MIG-35 FULCRUM F
BVR Rating 94% 83%
Armament 8.6/10 7.6/10
Technology 9.5/10 8.3/10
Avionics 9.0/10 8.3/10
Maneuverability 8.5/10 9.6/10 (3D Thrust)
Rate of Climb max. 230 m/s – 45k ft/min max. 330 m/s – 68k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.07 1.14
Service Ceiling 20 km – 65k ft 17 km – 57k ft
Speed 1.60 Mach 2.25 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.80 km/l – 1.68 NM/gallon 0.44 km/l – 1.01 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 180.000.000 USD 55.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent very good

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 MIG-35 FULCRUM F
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 AN/APG-81 AESA Phazotron Zhuk AE AESA
Radar overall rating excellent very good
BVR Technology 92% 83%
BVR Def. Tech. 95% 80%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.005-0.3 0.5-2.0

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 MIG-35 FULCRUM F
Cannon GAU-22/A GSh-30-1
Caliber (mm) 20 mm 30 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 4200 rpm 1800 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1000 m/s 860 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 20% 20%
Maneuverability 8,5 9,6
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,07 1,14
AAM (first) AIM-9X AA-11 Archer
Operational range 0.2 – 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 70% 92%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 MIG-35 FULCRUM F
Length 15.6 m – 50.0 ft 17.30 m – 56 ft 9 in
Wingspan 10.7 m – 35 ft 0 in 12.00 m – 39 ft 4 in
Wing area 42.0 m² – 460 sq ft 38 m² (410 sq ft)
Height 4.33 m – 14.2 ft 4.70 m – 15 ft 5 in
Weight 13,200 kg – 30,2k lb 11,000 kg – 24k lb
Power 1 x 190 kN – 43k lbf 2 x 88 kN – 19,8k lbf

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