F-35 Lightning II vs Mirage 2000E

F-35 Lightning II vs Dassault Mirage 2000E

F-35 infographicMIRAGE 2000

Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - F-35MIRAGE 2000E cost per hour

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 MIRAGE 2000E
BVR Rating 94% 68%
Armament 8.6/10 6.5/10
Technology 9.5/10 6.9/10
Avionics 9.0/10 7.4/10
Maneuverability 8.5/10 7.1/10
Rate of Climb max. 230 m/s – 45k ft/min max. 285 m/s – 56k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.07 0.92
Service Ceiling 20 km – 65k ft 17 km – 55k ft
Speed 1.60 Mach 2.20 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.80 km/l – 1.68 NM/gallon 1.05 km/l – 2.46 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 180.000.000 USD 28.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent good

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 MIRAGE 2000E
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor MBDA Mica
AAM origin NATO NATO
Year in 2013 in 1996
Range (mile) 62 31
Range (km) 100 50
Speed (mph) 2640 3020
Speed (km/h) 4248 4900
Radar AN/APG-81 AESA T-CSF RDY RDM plus
Radar overall rating excellent good
BVR Technology 92% 65%
BVR Def. Tech. 95% 69%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.005-0.3 1.0-2.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 MIRAGE 2000E
Cannon GAU-22/A 2 x DEFA 554
Caliber (mm) 20 mm 30 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 4200 rpm 1300 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1000 m/s 815 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 20% 20%
Maneuverability 8,5 7.1
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,07 0,92
AAM (first) AIM-9X MBDA MICA
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.2 – 50 km
AAM (second) IRIS-T R.550 MAGIC II
Operational range 0.5 – 30 km 0.3 – 15 km
Dogfight Rating 70% 47%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 MIRAGE 2000E
Length 15.6 m – 50.0 ft 14.36 m – 47 ft 1 in
Wingspan 10.7 m – 35 ft 0 in 9.13 m – 29 ft 0 in
Wing area 42.0 m² – 460 sq ft 40.9 m² – 440 ft²
Height 4.33 m – 14.2 ft 5.19 m – 17 ft 0 in
Weight 13,200 kg – 30,2k lb 7,500 kg – 16,3k lb
Power 1 x 190 kN – 43k lbf 1 x 95 kN – 21k lbf

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