J-10 vs SU-35

Chengdu J-10 vs Sukhoi SU-35

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1. J-10 is lightweight aircraft with canard design so this mean it has high maneuverability, something similar like Rafale or Eurofighter. Also J-10 adventage is small Radar Cross Section. It has no chance against stealth planes like Raptor or F-35, but it has good chance against other airplanes from 4th generation.

2. J-10 is designed to be oponnent to American F-15 and F-16, to Russian MiG-29 and to EU Tornado, Mirage… It is very good and cheap fighter, currently only Pakistan use this aircraft beside China… You can 2-3 J-10 for one SU-35 or even 6-7 for one Rafale of Typhoon.

3. Chinese J-10 is so similar to USAF F-16, you should try to compare this. It can use anti-ship missiles such as the YJ-9K and anti-radiation missiles such as the PJ-9.

J10 infographicSUKHOI SU-35 Infographic

J-10 vs SU-35 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - J-10

PER HOUR - SU-35

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 SUKHOI SU-35
BVR Rating 75% 87%
Armament 7.5/10 8.4/10
Technology 7.5/10 8.2/10
Avionics 8.0/10 8.3/10
Maneuverability 8.6/10 9.9/10 (3D Thrust)
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 60k ft/min max. 280 m/s – 55k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.08 1.21
Service Ceiling 18 km – 59k ft 18 km – 59k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.25 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.76 km/l – 1.79 NM/gallon 0.20 km/l – 0.46 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 35.000.000 USD 75.000.000 USD
Overall Rating very good excellent

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 SUKHOI SU-35
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-35
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 9,9
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,08 1,21
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% 95%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 SUKHOI SU-35
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 142 kN – 31,4k lbf

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