Top 10 Fighter jets with more combat radius

Top 10 Fighter jets with more combat radius

Today we are going to identify the 10 fighter jet which is heaving more combat radius than the others. Before going further let’s first explain combat radius. The combat radius is basically a distance from its takeoff that a warplane can reach, patrol its Airspace for a set amount of time and return to base with minimal fuel left, thus completing a combat mission or CAP mission. For a given aircraft, its combat radius varies according to whether or not it carries external drop tanks, the level (altitude) of the combat mission, and the amount and weight of ordnance it is carrying.

1. J-20

on top of the list is J-20 of china which has more combat range than any other fighter jet in the world. As per Wikipedia info its combat range is as

Combat range: 2,000 km (1,200 mi, 1,100 nmi)

2. F-15C

Combat range: 1,061 nmi (1,221 mi, 1,965 km) for interdiction mission

3. Rafael

Combat range: 1,850 km (1,150 mi, 1,000 nmi) on penetration mission with three tanks (5,700 L), two SCALP-EG and two MICA AAMs.

4. Su-35

Combat range: 1,600 km (990 mi, 860 nmi) approx

5. J-16

Combat range: 1,500 km (930 mi, 810 nmi)

6. Mig-31

  • Combat range: 1,450 km (900 mi, 780 nmi) at Mach 0.8 and 10,000 m (32,808 ft)

720 km (450 mi; 390 nmi) at Mach 2.35 and 18,000 m (59,055 ft)[

7. Eurofighter

  • Combat range: 1,389 km (863 mi, 750 nmi) Air defence with 10-min. loiter / Ground attack, hi-lo-hi (with 3 × external 1,000 l tanks)[270]

185 km (100 nmi) Air defence with 3-hr combat air patrol (with 3 × external 1,000 l tanks)

601 km (325 nmi) Ground attack, lo-lo-lo (with 3 × external 1,000 l tanks)

8. Jf-17

Combat range: 1,352 km (840 mi, 730 nmi)

9. F-35

Combat range: 669 nmi (770 mi, 1,239 km) on internal fuel

  • 760 nmi (870 mi; 1,410 km) interdiction mission on internal fuel, for internal air to air configuration

10. F-22 Raptor

Combat range:

  • 590 nmi (679 mi, 1,093 km) clean subsonic

11. Mig-35

  • Combat range: 1,000 km (620 mi, 540 nmi)

12. F/A-18E/F

390 nmi (449 mi, 722 km) for interdiction

13. F-16C Block 50/52

Combat range: 295 nmi (339 mi, 546 km) on a hi-lo-hi mission with 4x 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs

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