F-35 Lightning II vs SU-35

F-35 Lightning II vs Sukhoi SU-35

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Flight Cost Per Hour 

PER HOUR - F-35PER HOUR - SU-35

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 SUKHOI SU-35
BVR Rating 94% 87%
Armament 8.6/10 8.4/10
Technology 9.5/10 8.2/10
Avionics 9.0/10 8.3/10
Maneuverability 8.5/10 9.9/10 (3D Thrust)
Rate of Climb max. 230 m/s – 45k ft/min max. 280 m/s – 55k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.07 1.21
Service Ceiling 20 km – 65k ft 18 km – 59k ft
Speed 1.60 Mach 2.25 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.80 km/l – 1.68 NM/gallon 0.20 km/l – 0.46 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 180.000.000 USD 75.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 SUKHOI SU-35
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 IRBIS-E
Radar overall rating excellent excellent
BVR Technology 92% 87%
BVR Def. Tech. 95% 85%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.005-0.3 1.0-3.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 SUKHOI SU-35
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% 10%
Maneuverability 8,5 9,9
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,07 1,21
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% 95%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 SUKHOI SU-35
Length 15.6 m – 50.0 ft 21.9 m (72.9 ft)
Wingspan 10.7 m – 35 ft 0 in 15.3 m (50.2 ft)
Wing area 42.0 m² – 460 sq ft 62 m² (667 sq ft)
Height 4.33 m – 14.2 ft 5.90 m (19.4 ft)
Weight 13,200 kg – 30,2k lb 18,400 kg (40,570 lb)
Power 1 x 190 kN – 43k lbf 2 x 142 kN – 31,4k lbf

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