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Eurofighter vs Super Hornet

eurofighter-VS-FA-18 SUPER HornetEurofighter Typhoon vs F/A-18EF Super Hornet

Airplanes rating table

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
F/A-18EF SUPER HORNET
BVR Rating
90%
80%
Armament 8.0/10 7.8/10
Technology 8.0/10 7.9/10
Avionics 8.6/10 8.9/10
Maneuverability 9.7/10 7.2/10
Rate of Climb max. 315 m/s – 62k ft/min
max. 228 m/s – 45k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.15 0.93
Service Ceiling
20 km – 65k ft 16 km – 55k ft
Speed 2.35 Mach 1.90 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.68 km/l – 1.60 NM/gallon 0.17 km/l – 0.40 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 125.000.000 USD 60.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent very good

BVR Armament Comparison

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON F-18EF SUPER 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-18EF SUPER 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) 10% NO
Maneuverability (x/10)
9.7 7.2
Thrust/Weight Ratio
1.15 0.93
Total Points
45
44
Probability of winning

51%

49%

General data table

CATEGORY EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
F/A-18EF SUPER HORNET
Length 15.95 m – 52 ft 4 in 18.31 m – 60 ft 1 in
Wingspan 10.95 m – 35 ft 9 in 13.62 m – 44 ft 9 in
Height 5.30 m – 17 ft 3 in 4.88 m – 16 ft 0 in
Weight 11,150 kg – 24,6k lb 14,500 kg – 32k lb
Power 2 x 89 kN – 20k lbf 2 x 99 kN – 23k lbf

Armament

EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON F/A-18EF SUPER HORNET
13 HARDPOINTS
11 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) AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (AGM 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)
Mk-20 Rockeye II (nuclear bomb)

Facts – Eurofighter Typhoon versus F-18 Super Hornet

F-18 Super 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. (51% – 49%)
Eurofighter Typhoon is smaller than F-18 Super Hornet.

eurofighter-vs-F-18 SUPERH ORNET

2 comments

  1. JEB BUSH

    super hornet wins because it is larger, carries a more powerful radar (more capable of electronic warfare to blind the eurofighter) and it carries more BVR arms. if the eurofighter closes within dogfighting range, the hornet goes down in flames. these are two very different aircraft. the hornet is a long range strike fighter, the eurofighter is essentially an interceptor. beyond visual range hornet wins, in close ef wins.

  2. nedward

    SH with APG-79 radar advantage is marginal (with 73 its practically blind) and that is cancelled out by SH’s bigger area/return,

    T3 EF’s will have 30% radar advantage,

    and Pirate give’s the EF lock at 50 mile’s out radar cold,

    SH cant out-run,out-turn,out-climb or out-range EF

    SH can only win if it can draws EF into a low speed turning fight, and its the best navy bird on the market

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