J-10 vs Eurofighter

Chengdu J-10 vs Eurofighter Typhoon Comparison

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1. It os obvious that J-10 is weaker than Eurofighter, but it is lot more cheaper. You can by 6 to 7 J-10 for only one Typhoon. Eurofighter is better plane but for many countries J-10 is better option to buy, for 6-7 times less money you get weaker but good enough airplane.

2. Western airplanes are miles away of eastern. Western technology, avionics, fuel consumption, radars are lot more better. Also USA currently working on 6th generation fighter while eastern countries still dont have their “player” 5th generation. J-10 avionics and technology is stuck in 1980…

J10 infographicEUROFIGHTER infographic

J-10 vs Eurofighter Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - J-10PER HOUR - EUROFIGHTER

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
BVR Rating 75% 91%
Armament 7.5/10 8.5/10
Technology 7.5/10 8.8/10
Avionics 8.0/10 8.6/10
Maneuverability 8.6/10 9.5/10
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 60k ft/min max. 315 m/s – 65k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.08 1.15
Service Ceiling 18 km – 59k ft 20 km – 65k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.35 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.76 km/l – 1.79 NM/gallon 0.68 km/l – 1.60 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 35.000.000 USD 175.000.000 USD
Overall Rating very good excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
BVR AAM missile PL-12 AAM MBDA Meteor
AAM origin China NATO
Year in 2002 in 2013
Range (mile) 62 62
Range (km) 100 100
Speed (mph) 2640 2640
Speed (km/h) 4248 4248
Radar T 1473 H Euroradar CAPTOR
Radar overall rating very good excellent
BVR Technology 75% 87%
BVR Def. Tech. 75% 85%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-1.5 0.5-2.0

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
Cannon GSh-23 Mauser BK-27
Caliber (mm) 23 mm 27 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 3600 rpm 1700 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 715 m/s 1025 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 30% 20%
Maneuverability 8,6 9,5
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,08 1,15
AAM (first) PL-9 AIM-132 ASRAAM
Operational range 0.2 – 25 km 0.3 – 50 km
AAM (second) PL-8 IRIS-T
Operational range 0.2 – 20 km 0.5 – 30 km
Dogfight Rating 58% 75%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
Length 15.49 m (50.82 ft) 15.95 m – 52 ft 4 in
Wingspan 9.75 m (31.99 ft) 10.95 m – 35 ft 9 in
Wing area 39.1 m² (355 sq ft) 51.2 m² (551 sq ft)
Height 5.43 m – 17 ft 7 in 5.30 m – 17 ft 3 in
Weight 9,750 kg – 21k lb 11,150 kg – 24,6k lb
Power 1 x 130 kN – 29,0k lbf 2 x 89 kN 20k lbf

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