J-10 vs F-15

Chengdu J-10 vs F-15E Strike Eagle

Comments of readers (Feel free to “Leave a Reply” on bottom.)

1. Both equally good aircraft in term of technology. However, the avionics and skill of the pilot makes a lot of difference.

2. J-10 is better and cheaper, more advanced avionics. Especially the J-10b. Also it has better rate of climb, thrust to weight ratio, economy and armament. F-15 is and old aircraft with bad aerodynamic solutions.

3. F-15 Eagle is maybe similar to J-10 in characteristics but Strike Eagle is lot more better. Modernized technology, avionics, armament, lower RCS, better radar, engines and everything… That is reason why is Strike Eagle so expensive. Also I think thrust to weight ratio 1.07 is with full fuel and armament, with half fuel and without drop tanks it is almost 1.20…

J10 infographicF-15E Strike Eagle

J-10 vs F-15E Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - J-10

PER HOUR - F-15E

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
BVR Rating 75% 88%
Armament 7.5/10 8.0/10
Technology 7.5/10 9.0/10
Avionics 8.0/10 9.0/10
Maneuverability 8.6/10 8.2/10
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 60k ft/min max. 254 m/s – 50k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.08 1.07
Service Ceiling 18 km – 59k ft 18 km – 60k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.50 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.76 km/l – 1.79 NM/gallon 0.45 km/l – 1.07 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 35.000.000 USD 135.000.000 USD
Overall Rating very good excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
BVR AAM missile PL-12 AAM AIM-120 AMRAAM
AAM origin China USA
Year in 2002 in 1997
Range (mile) 62 45
Range (km) 100 75
Speed (mph) 2640 2640
Speed (km/h) 4248 4248
Radar T 1473 H APG-82 RMP
Radar overall rating very good excellent
BVR Technology 75% 88%
BVR Def. Tech. 75% 83%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-1.5 1.5-3.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
Cannon GSh-23 M61A1 Vulcan
Caliber (mm) 23 mm 20 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 3600 rpm 6000 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 715 m/s 1050 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 30% 20%
Maneuverability 8,6 8,2
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,08 1,07
AAM (first) PL-9 AIM-7 Sparrow
Operational range 0.2 – 25 km 0.2 – 50 km
AAM (second) PL-8 IRIS-T
Operational range 0.2 – 20 km 0.5 – 30 km
Dogfight Rating 58% 64%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 F-15E STRIKE EAGLE
Length 15.49 m (50.82 ft) 19.4 m – 63.8 ft
Wingspan 9.75 m (31.99 ft) 13.05 m – 43 ft 0 in
Wing area 39.1 m² (355 sq ft) 56.5 m² – 610 sq ft
Height 5.43 m – 17 ft 7 in 5.6 m – 18.5 ft
Weight 9,750 kg – 21k lb 14,300 kg – 31,2k lb
Power 1 x 130 kN – 29,0k lbf 2 x 129 kN 32k lbf

 

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