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F-35 vs F-22


The F-22 and F-35, the newest planes in the US military's arsenal. Both are similar in appearances and capabilities. Both are the product of multi-billion dollar projects and both cost millions dollars. However, which is the better plane?


Comparison...


F-22 Raptor (Air-to-Air)

F-35 Lighting II (Air-to-Ground)

Supercruise

Yes (Mach 1.8)

No

V/STOL (takeoff vertically)

No

Yes (One version)

Stealth

Better

Not as good

Top Speed

Mach 2.25

Mach 1.6

Service ceiling

65 000 ft.

60 000 ft.

Engines

Double

Single

Size

Large

Small

Maneuverability

Better

Not as good

Operate on Carriers?

No

Yes

Cost

US $150 million

US $96 million

Maintenance

More

Less

Payload

Larger

Smaller

Vectored thrusting

Yes (more maneuverable)

No

Avionics (equipment like radar)

Better

Not as good

2 comments:

George said...

Cheaper is not always better! I think the F22 is the best plane ever built.

Anonymous said...

Better adjust your price numbers. Wouldn't want taxpayers to think they're being raped on both planes by the same percentage by the same company...

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