F-35 Lightning II vs Sukhoi PAK FA

F-35 Lightning II vs Sukhoi PAK FA

F-35 infographicSUKHOI PAK FA

Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - F-35PER HOUR - PAK FA

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 SUKHOI PAK FA
BVR Rating 94% 97%
Armament 8.6/10 8.1/10
Technology 9.5/10 9.3/10
Avionics 9.0/10 9.3/10
Maneuverability 8.5/10 10/10 (3D Thrust)
Rate of Climb max. 230 m/s – 45k ft/min max. 350 m/s – 65k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.07 1.36
Service Ceiling 20 km – 65k ft 20 km – 65k ft
Speed 1.60 Mach 2.3 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 150.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 SUKHOI PAK FA
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 NO36 BYELKA AESA
Radar overall rating excellent excellent
BVR Technology 92% 97%
BVR Def. Tech. 95% 95%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.005-0.3 0.005-0.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 SUKHOI PAK FA
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 10
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,07 1,36
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% 97%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY F-35 LIGHTNING 2 SUKHOI PAK FA
Length 15.6 m – 50.0 ft 19.8 m – 50.0 ft
Wingspan 10.7 m – 35 ft 0 in 13.9 m – 45 ft 5 in
Wing area 42.0 m² – 460 sq ft 79.0 m² – 850 sq ft
Height 4.33 m – 14.2 ft 4.74 m – 15.6 ft
Weight 13,200 kg – 30,2k lb 18,100 kg – 40,1k lb
Power 1 x 190 kN – 43k lbf 1 x 167 kN – 37k lbf

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