F-22 Raptor vs Sukhoi SU-57
In today blog, we are going to compare two most advanced fighter jets of 2020. The first one is Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and the second one is Sukhoi SU-57. It is still debatable from a long time that who will win the battle between F-22 Raptor and Sukhoi SU-57.
F-22 Raptor is a single seat twin engine fifth generation stealth fighter jet develop by Lockheed Martin while the Sukhoi SU-57 is a single engine multi-role fifth generation stealth fighter.
The unit cost of F-22 Raptor is $150million which is why it is one of the worlds most expensive fighters ever developed while the cost of production of SU-57 is only $42million.
The F-22 Raptor is 19m in length while Su-57 is 20m
The wingspan of F-22 is 13.5m and Su-57 wingspan is 14m and as far as the height is concern the F-22 is 5m and Su-57 is 4.5m.
The F-22 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney F-119-PW-100 turbo fans engines which allows F-22 Raptor to fly at the maximum speed of 2414km/hr.
The SU-57 is powered by two Saturn A1-41F1 Turbofans with trust vectoring which allows SU-57 to fly at the maximum speed of 2120km/hr
Capacity of Fuel:
The Fuel capacity of Su-57 is 10300kg while F-22 can carry only 8200kg of fuel.
The SU-57 can travel more distance than Raptor
The F-22 Raptor carries four weapons in internal bay and the wings can carries up to eight in external bay on side wings. The SU-57 on the other hand can carries six weapons in internally while 6 on side wings.
Stealth is a key foundation of both these fighter jets. The F-22 Raptor design maximied sensor evasion with diamond-shaped wings and sharp faceted surfaces. The speed brake, weapon bay doors and engine exhausts are serated to minimize the aircraft’s radar signature on a large vertical canted tails reduce the fighter infrared signature from certain angles. The aircraft metallic surfaces are all is coated with radar absorbing material. The use of the super computer helped make the F-22 highly maneurable specially at high angle of attack. The key F-22 feature is the use of trust vectoring in the pitch axis allowing the aircraft to combine engine power with mmanever with high angles of attack to gain an advantage in dogfight.
The SU-57 emphasis on maneuverablilty and speed . the SU-57 is desiged for low radar observabiloty and greater maneuverability. It is said that SU-57 is much more maneuverable than any other fighter jets. The blended wings design increase internal volime for avoinics fuel and weapons
F-22 Raptor radar P-77 is designed to engage multiple targets under any weather conditions. The P-77 changes frequencies with seconds which makes F-22 more secure from any enemy electronic attacks.
The P-77 radar estimated range of 240 km against an 11 sq ft (1 m2) target and 400 km or more in narrow beams
The SU-57 Elka squirrel radar and the L-402 electronic countermeasures suite will be the fighter primary means of detecting stealth aircraft while 101 KS electro-optical suite including an infrared serach and track system will help the pilot to track and engage targets with infrared guided missiles .
It has the ability to track 60 targets and shoot 16 simultaneously, at the same time having the ability to engage 4 targets on land simultaneously altogether.
What happens if they comes in aerial engegement?
Both of these fighter jets are fifth generation stealth fighter and design priorities of these aircrafts gives the two aircraft different advantages at different ranges. The SU-57 priorities and armaments lend themselves to detection and elimination of threats at long range key to this strategy the SU-57 radar must be able to detect stealth aircraft at longer ranges.
Once these two fighter comes in visual range, the SU-57 combination of maneveurability and infrared search and track will make it lethal opponent.
The F-22 Raptor however on the other hand emphsis on stealth and maneveourability. The F-22 can also detect stealth fighter at long ranges and evade enemy radar connect it to a setup an ambush before the enemy knows it is in the area.
Thus the F-22 has more likelihood of gaining the initiative early on and winning the battle before the two jets can come within visual range of one another key to the raptors strategy . the F-22 stealth must protect it from the prying eyes of russian radars
In a dogfight it is difficult to know who will prevail even we don’t know how manevourable the SU-57 is but the russian jet infrared search and track system is something the ameraican stealth fighter doesn’t have will be a major bonus in combat.
However the F-22 is the most iconic and world-beating fighter that is on the very top of the fighter jet list while SU-57 is a challenger can be prove as good in different ways and most worthy opponent. If these two aircraft ever meet in combat it will be remember for ages.