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J-10 vs Super Hornet

Chengdu J-10 vs F/A-18EF Super Hornet

Overall rating table

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10
F/A-18EF SUPER HORNET
BVR Rating
60%
80%
Armament 7.8/10 7.8/10
Technology 8.0/10 7.9/10
Avionics 7.9/10 8.9/10
Maneuverability 8.5/10 7.2/10
Rate of Climb max. 285 m/s max. 228 m/s – 45k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.03 0.93
Service Ceiling
20 km – 65k ft 16 km – 55k ft
Speed 2.20 Mach 1.90 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.15 km/l – 0.35 NM/gallon 0.17 km/l – 0.40 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 41.000.000 USD 60.000.000 USD
Overall Rating very good very good

BVR Armament Comparison

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10 F/A-18EF SUPER HORNET
BVR AAM missile PL-12 AIM-120D AMRAAM
Nation CHINA USA
Year 2002 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) 440 330
Weight (kg) 200 150
Unit Cost $90.000 $700.000
BVR Rating  60%  80%

 

Dogfight (armament: only cannon)

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10
F/A-18EF SUPER HORNET
Cannon GSh-23 M61A1 Vulcan
Caliber (mm)
23 mm 20 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 3600 rpm 6000 rpm
Muzzle Velocity (m/s)
715 m/s 1050 m/s
Size Point (10% to 30%) 10% NO
Maneuverability (x/10)
8,5 7,2
Thrust/Weight Ratio
1,03 0,93
Total Points
45 44
Probability of winning
51% 49%

General data table

CATEGORY CHENGDU J-10
F/A-18EF SUPER HORNET
Length 16.43 m – 53 ft 10 in 18.31 m – 60 ft 1 in
Wingspan 9.75 m – 31 ft 11 in 13.62 m – 44 ft 9 in
Height 4.78 m – 15 ft 7 in 4.88 m – 16 ft 0 in
Weight 9,750 kg – 21,5k lb 14,500 kg – 32k lb
Power 1 x 132 kN – 29k lbf 2 x 99 kN – 23k lbf

Armament

CHENGDU J-10
F/A-18EF SUPER HORNET
11 HARDPOINTS
11 HARDPOINTS
1 × 23 mm GSh-23 cannon (150 rounds) 1 × 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon (578 rounds)
PL-12 (AAM missile) AIM-9 Sidewinder (AAM missile)
PL-11 (AAM missile) AIM-120 AMRAAM (AAM missile)
PL-9 (AAM missile) AIM-7 Sparrow (AAM missile)
PL-8 (AGM missile) IRIS-T (AAM missile)
PJ-9 (AGM missile) AIM-132 ASRAAM (AAM missile)
YJ-9K (AGM missile) AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (AGM missile)
LT-2 (LG bomb) AGM-84 Harpoon (AGM missile)
LS-6 (bomb) AGM-45 Shrike (AGM missile)
90 mm rockets AGM-88 HARM (AGM missile)
AGM-65 Maverick (AGM missile)
Mark 82, Mark 83, Mark 84 (bomb)
Paveway II/III/Enhanced Paveway (bomb)
JDAM (bomb)
CBU-87, CBU-89, CBU-97 (bomb)
B-61 (nuclear bomb)

Facts – Chengdu J-10 vs F/A-18EF Super Hornet

Chengdu J-10 is cheaper.
F/A-18EF Super Hornet is more economical.
Chengdu J-10 is faster.
No significant differences in armament quality of these planes.
No significant differences in dogfight quality of these planes.
Chengdu J-10 is smaller than F/A-18EF Super Hornet.

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