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Gripen vs Su-27

JAS 39 Gripen vs Sukhoi Su-27

Airplanes rating table

CATEGORY JAS 39 GRIPEN SUKHOI SU-27 FLANKER
BVR Rating
85%
60%
Armament 7.7/10 7.5/10
Technology 7.5/10 6.7/10
Avionics 8.1/10 7.1/10
Maneuverability 9.2/10 8.2/10
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 54k ft/min max. 300 m/s – 54k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 0.97 1.07
Service Ceiling
15 km – 50k ft 18 km – 60k ft
Speed 2.07 Mach 2.35 Mach
Fuel Economy 1.06 km/l – 2.49 NM/gallon 0.29 km/l – 0.68 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 60.000.000 USD 35.000.000 USD
Overall Rating very good very good

BVR Armament Comparison

CATEGORY JAS 39 GRIPEN SUKHOI SU-27
BVR A-to-AMissile AIM-120D AMRAAM Vympel R-27
Nation USA USSR
Year 1990 1980
Range (mile) 43 62
Range (km/h) 70 100
Range (NM) 38 54
Speed (mph) 2640 1980
Speed (km/h) 4248 3186
Speed (Mach) 4 3
Weight (lb) 330 550
Weight (kg) 150 250
Unit Cost $700.000 Unknown
BVR Rating 85% 60%

Dogfight (armament: only cannon)

CATEGORY JAS 39 GRIPEN
SUKHOI SU-27 FLANKER
Cannon Mauser BK-27 GSh-30-1
Caliber (mm)
27 mm 30 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 1700 rpm 1800 rpm
Muzzle Velocity (m/s)
1025 m/s 860 m/s
Size Point (10%-30% points) +30% NO
Maneuverability (x/10)
9.2 8.2
Thrust/Weight Ratio
0.97 1.07
Total Points
48 29
Probability of winning

62%

38%

 

General data table

CATEGORY JAS GRIPEN SUKHOI SU-27 FLANKER
Length 14.10 m – 46 ft 3 in 21.90 m – 72 ft 0 in
Wingspan 8.40 m – 27 ft 7 in 14.7 m – 48 ft 3 in
Height 4.50 m – 14 ft 9 in 5.92 m – 19 ft 6 in
Weight 6,800 kg – 12,6k lb 16,380 kg – 36,1k lb
Power 1 x 80 kN – 18k lbf 2 x 122 kN – 27k lbf

Armament

JAS GRIPEN SUKHOI SU-27 FLANKER
8 HARDPOINTS
10 HARDPOINTS
1 × 27 mm Mauser BK-27 cannon (120 rounds) 1 × 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon (150 rounds)
AIM-9 (AAM missile) R-27R (AAM missile)
AIM-120 (AAM missile) R-27ER (AAM missile)
MICA (AAM missile) R-27T (AAM missile)
Skyflash (AAM missile) R-27ET (AAM missile)
MBDA Meteor (AAM missile) R-77 Vympel (AAM missile)
IRIS-T (AAM missile) Kh-29 Kedge (AGM missile)
Taurus KEPD.350 (AGM missile) Kh-31 Krypton (AGM missile)
AGM-65 Maverick (AGM missile) Kh-35 Kayak (AGM missile)
Paveway II (bomb) FAB-250 and FAB-500 (bomb)
Bk.90 cluster (bomb) RBK-250 and RBK-500 (bomb)
Mark 82 (bomb) KAB-500KR and KAB-500L (bomb)
S-24 and S-25 (bomb)

Airplanes Comparison – JAS 39 Gripen vs Sukhoi SU-27

Sukhoi SU-27 is cheaper airplane.
JAS 39 Gripen is more economical airplane.
Sukhoi SU-27 is faster airplane.
JAS 39 Gripen is better armed airplane.
JAS 39 Gripen is better in BVR rating.
JAS 39 Gripen is better dogfighter.
JAS 39 Gripen is smaller airplane than Sukhoi SU-27.

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