J-10 vs SU-30MKI

Chengdu J-10 vs Sukhoi SU-30MKI

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1. SU-30MKI is an supermaneuverable fighter and had outperformed Rafale and so called Eurofighter in joint exercises…so it is lot better than J-10.

2. Please add another category of maintenance problems; you’ll see where su-30’MKI’ stands then…

3. The J-10 is good but SU-30MKI is far superior as an aircraft, be it in avionics, radar, armaments or maneuverability…. it is one of the most evolved aircrafts of 4th generation….

4. There is no comparison. The Su-30MKI exceeds the J10B in EVERY area be it weapons load, Radar, avionics, kinematic performance, ceiling, range etc. The Su30MKI is more importantly a fighter that could beat the J10 of today 10 years back.

5. MKI has thrust vector control engines with with front pair of stabilizer along with a pair of elevator for super maneuverability but these all technologies are not in Su 30 but Su 30MKI is heavily equipted with the above modification…

6. The SU-30MKI is a super-maneuverability fighter, J-10 is no match for this awesome fighter (both in dogfight and BVR capabilities). Still J-10 is powered by russian AL31FN of 125KN trust not 130 (indigenous engine is not yet ready).

J10 infographicSU-30MKI infographic

J-10 vs SU-30MKI Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - J-10

PER HOUR - SU-30MKI

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 SUKHOI SU-30MKI
BVR Rating 75% 86%
Armament 7.5/10 8.4/10
Technology 7.5/10 8.2/10
Avionics 8.0/10 8.2/10
Maneuverability 8.6/10 9.7/10 (3D Thrust)
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 60k ft/min max. 280 m/s – 55k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.08 1.05
Service Ceiling 18 km – 59k ft 17 km – 56k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.00 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.76 km/l – 1.79 NM/gallon 0.23 km/l – 0.50 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 35.000.000 USD 65.000.000 USD
Overall Rating very good excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 SUKHOI SU-30MKI
BVR AAM missile PL-12 AAM AA-12 Adder (R77 Vympel)
AAM origin China Russia
Year in 2002 in 1998
Range (mile) 62 99
Range (km) 100 160
Speed (mph) 2640 2970
Speed (km/h) 4248 4779
Radar T 1473 H IRBIS-E
Radar overall rating very good excellent
BVR Technology 75% 87%
BVR Def. Tech. 75% 85%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-1.5 1.0-3.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 SUKHOI SU-30MKI
Cannon GSh-23 GSh-30-1
Caliber (mm) 23 mm 30 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 3600 rpm 1800 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 715 m/s 860 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 30% 10%
Maneuverability 8,6 9,7
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,08 1,05
AAM (first) PL-9 AA-11 Archer
Operational range 0.2 – 25 km 0.3 – 40 km
AAM (second) PL-8 AA-8 Aphid
Operational range 0.2 – 20 km 0.1 – 8 km
Dogfight Rating 58% 94%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 SUKHOI SU-30MKI
Length 15.49 m (50.82 ft) 21.9 m (72.9 ft)
Wingspan 9.75 m (31.99 ft) 15.3 m (50.2 ft)
Wing area 39.1 m² (355 sq ft) 62 m² (667 sq ft)
Height 5.43 m – 17 ft 7 in 5.90 m (19.4 ft)
Weight 9,750 kg – 21k lb 18,400 kg (40,570 lb)
Power 1 x 130 kN – 29,0k lbf 2 x 123 kN – 27,3k lbf

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