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Eurofighter vs F-35

eurofighter-VS-F-35Eurofighter Typhoon vs F-35 Lightning II

Airplanes rating table

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
F-35 LIGHTNING II
BVR Rating
90%
90%
Armament 8.0/10 8.1/10
Technology 8.0/10 8.5/10
Avionics 8.6/10 8.7/10
Maneuverability 9.7/10 7.4/10
Rate of Climb max. 315 m/s – 62k ft/min
max. 230 m/s – 45k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.15 1.07
Service Ceiling
20 km – 65k ft 18 km – 60k ft
Speed 2.35 Mach 1.60 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.68 km/l – 1.60 NM/gallon 0.40 km/l – 0.94 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 125.000.000 USD 130.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent very good

BVR Armament Comparison

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON F-35 LIGHTNING
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor MBDA Meteor
Nation NATO NATO
Year in 2013 in 2013
Range (mile) 62 62
Range (km) 100 100
Range (NM) 54 54
Speed (mph) 2640 2640
Speed (km/h) 4248 4248
Speed (Mach) 4 4
Weight (lb) 407 407
Weight (kg) 185 185
Unit Cost $1.600.000 $1.600.000
BVR Rating 90% 90%

 

Dogfight (armament: only cannon)

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
F-35 LIGHTNING II
Cannon Mauser BK-27 GAU-22/A
Caliber (mm)
27 mm 25 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 1700 rpm 4200 rpm
Muzzle Velocity (m/s)
1025 m/s 1000 m/s
Size Point (10%-30% points) NO NO
Maneuverability (x/10)
9.7 8.2
Thrust/Weight Ratio
1.15 1.07
Total Points
41 41
Probability of winning

50%

50%

General data table

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
F-35 LIGHTNING II
Length 15.95 m – 52 ft 4 in 15.67 m – 51 ft 4 in
Wingspan 10.95 m – 35 ft 9 in 10.70 m – 35 ft 0 in
Height 5.30 m – 17 ft 3 in 4.33 m – 14 ft 2 in
Weight 11,150 kg – 24,6k lb 13,300 kg – 29,3k lb
Power 2 x 89 kN – 20k lbf 1 x 191 kN – 43k lbf

Armament

EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON F-35 LIGHTNING II
13 HARDPOINTS
6 EXTERNAL + 4 INTERNAL HARDPOINTS
1 × 27 mm Mauser BK-27 cannon (150 rounds) 1 × 25 mm GAU-22/A cannon (180 rounds)
AIM-9 Sidewinder (AAM missile) AIM-120 AMRAAM (AAM missile)
AIM-132 ASRAAM (AAM missile) AIM-132 ASRAAM (AAM missile)
AIM-120 AMRAAM (AAM missile) AIM-9 Sidewinder (AAM missile)
IRIS-T (AAM missile) IRIS-T (AAM missile)
MBDA Meteor (AAM missile) MBDA Meteor (AAM missile)
AGM-65 Maverick (AGM missile) JDRADM (AAM missile) (planned)
AGM-88 HARM (AGM missile) AGM-154 JSOW (AGM missile)
Storm Shadow (AGM missile) AGM-158 JASSM (AGM missile)
Brimstone (AGM missile) Brimstone (AGM missile)
Taurus KEPD 350 (AGM missile) Joint AGM missile (AGM missile)
Penguin (AGM missile) SOM (AGM missile)
AGM Armiger (AGM missile) JSM (Anti-ship missile)
500lb Paveway IV (bomb) Mark 82, Mark 83, Mark 84 (bomb)
Paveway II/III/Enhanced Paveway (bomb) Mk.20 Rockeye II (bomb)
Paveway II/III/Enhanced Paveway (bomb)
Small Diameter Bomb SDB (bomb)
JDAM series (bomb)
Bomb B-61 (nuclear bomb)

Facts – Eurofighter Typhoon versus F-35 Lightning II

Eurofighter Typhoon is cheaper.
Eurofighter Typhoon is more economical.
Eurofighter Typhoon is faster.
F-35 Lightning II is better armed.
No significant differences in BVR rating.
No significant differences in dogfighting quality of these planes.
No significant differences in size of these planes.

4 comments

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  1. Don Chiarella

    The difference in these aircraft is that the F-35 has a VSTOL version for aircraft carriers. This is a significant advantage.

  2. Picard578

    Difference is also that Typhoon is far more agile, and will hand F-35 its ass every time in WVR.

  3. Robert Tuckett-Reddy

    In my opinion, the Eurofighter is the best aircraft for Canada.

  4. nedward

    F-35 does (and wont) field Meteor unless LM get paid more to develop the capability, and may not fit in the B’s bays at all
    F-35 thrust/weight to is based on 50% internal fuel yet is less economic than the EF and would need approx internal 90% fuel for the same use, so less than 1 to 1,
    F-35 price is an unknown,
    EF is way more manoeuvrable,
    EF helmet queuing works, F-35s does not (yet)

    F-35 strength will down to how stealth (or not) it is ,

    Personal opinion drop F-35 & build Drones for Situation awareness & first strike

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