posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 11:48 PM
Just say, for example, that the right conditions existed and one Eurofighter Typhoon found itself in a one-on-one dogfight with a Sukhoi Su-47. Let's
say it's an alternate reality since the Su-47 was only a technology demonstrator.
Lets see the stats:
EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON SUKHOI SU-47
Length: 15.96 meters 22.6 meters
Wingspan: 10.95 meters 16.7 meters
Height: 5.28 meters 6.3 meters
Max Weight: 52,000 lbs 77,162 lbs
Thrust: 13,000 lbf 18,700 lbf
Afterburner: 20,000 lbf 32,000 lbf
Max Speed: 1,550 mph 1,684 mph
Sea Level: 910 mph 1,066 mph
Range: 1,800 miles 2,050 miles
Ceiling: 64,990 ft 59,050 ft
Rate of climb: 315 m/s 233 m/s
(1) 27mm cannon w/ 150 rds (1) 30mm cannon w/ 150 rds
(13) hardpoints (14) hardpoints
The Su-47 has a much higher maximum weight which allows for much larger missile systems. This means the aircraft can be fully loaded with up to 14
long range R-77PD missiles and extra long range R-37 missiles. Being able to engage the Typhoon from further away gives it an advantage.
The Su-47 also has a higher maximum speed and thrust ratio. In addition, the forward swept composite wings give it better maneuverability at subsonic
speed than the Typhoon.
The Eurofighter Typhoon's only advantage is the slightly higher rate of climb and service ceiling.