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Eurofighter vs F-18

eurofighter-VS-F-18HORNETEurofighter Typhoon vs F/A-18 Hornet

Airplanes rating table

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
F/A-18 HORNET
BVR Rating
90%
80%
Armament 8.0/10 7.7/10
Technology 8.0/10 7.9/10
Avionics 8.6/10 7.7/10
Maneuverability 9.7/10 6.8/10
Rate of Climb max. 315 m/s – 62k ft/min
max. 254 m/s – 50k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.15 0.96
Service Ceiling
20 km – 65k ft 15 km – 50k ft
Speed 2.35 Mach 1.80 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.68 km/l – 1.60 NM/gallon 0.29 km/l – 0.68 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 125.000.000 USD 40.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent very good

BVR Armament Comparison

 

CATEGORY Eurofighter Typhoon F-18 Hornet
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor AIM-120D AMRAAM
Nation NATO USA
Year in 2013 1990
Range (mile) 62 43
Range (km) 100 70
Range (NM) 54 38
Speed (mph) 2640 2640
Speed (km/h) 4248 4248
Speed (Mach) 4 4
Weight (lb) 407 330
Weight (kg) 185 150
Unit Cost $1.600.000 $700.000
BVR Rating 90% 80%

 

Dogfight (armament: only cannon)

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
F/A-18 HORNET
Cannon Mauser BK-27 M61A1 Vulcan
Caliber (mm)
27 mm 20 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 1700 rpm 6000 rpm
Muzzle Velocity (m/s)
1025 m/s 1050 m/s
Size Point (10%-30% points) NO NO
Maneuverability (x/10)
9.7 6.8
Thrust/Weight Ratio
1.15 0.96
Total Points
41 42
Probability of winning

49%

51%

General data table

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
F/A-18 HORNET
Length 15.95 m – 52 ft 4 in 17.10 m – 56 ft 0 in
Wingspan 10.95 m – 35 ft 9 in 12.3 m – 40 ft 8 in
Height 5.30 m – 17 ft 3 in 4.70 m – 15 ft 4 in
Weight 11,150 kg – 24,6k lb 10,400 kg – 23,5k lb
Power 2 x 89 kN – 20k lbf 2 x 80 kN – 18k lbf

Armament

EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON F/A-18 HORNET
13 HARDPOINTS
9 HARDPOINTS
1 × 27 mm Mauser BK-27 cannon (150 rounds) 1 × 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon (578 rounds)
AIM-9 Sidewinder (AAM missile) AIM-9 Sidewinder (AAM missile)
AIM-132 ASRAAM (AAM missile) AIM-120 AMRAAM (AAM missile)
AIM-120 AMRAAM (AAM missile) AIM-7 Sparrow (AAM missile)
IRIS-T (AAM missile) IRIS-T (AAM missile)
MBDA Meteor (AAM missile) AIM-132 ASRAAM (AAM missile)
AGM-65 Maverick (AGM missile) Taurus missile (cruise missile)
AGM-88 HARM (AGM missile) AGM-65 Maverick (AGM missile)
Storm Shadow (AGM missile) AGM-88 HARM (AGM missile)
Brimstone (AGM missile) Standoff Land Attack Missile (AGM missile)
Taurus KEPD 350 (AGM missile) AGM-84 Harpoon (AGM missile)
Penguin (AGM missile) CBU-87, CBU-89, CBU-97 (bomb)
AGM Armiger (AGM missile) Mark 82, Mark 83, Mark 84 (bomb)
500lb Paveway IV (bomb) Paveway II/III/Enhanced Paveway (bomb)
Paveway II/III/Enhanced Paveway (bomb) JDAM (bomb)
Bomb B-61 (nuclear bomb)

Facts – Eurofighter Typhoon versus F-18 Hornet

F-18 Hornet is cheaper.
Eurofighter Typhoon is more economical.
Eurofighter Typhoon is faster.
Eurofighter Typhoon is better armed.
No significant differences in dogfight quality of these planes. (49% – 51%)
No significant differences in size of these planes.

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