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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II vs Sukhoi Su-57 (Felon)


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Your selected aircraft are compared in side-by-side arrangement below. You can always go back and Compare any two aircraft in our database. Some entries contain '0', 'not available', or an 'NA' value. This is more common with conceptual, experimental, and x-plane designs. Rotary-wing system (i.e. helicopters) values include main rotor diameter as part of width/wingspan measurement. UAV entries may display crew values as '0', not taking into account ground-based controllers.
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SUBJECTS
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II
Advanced Multi-Role Strike Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Sukhoi T-50 / PAK FA
5th Generation Multi-Role Stealth Aircraft
BASICS
ORIGIN
United States
ORIGIN
Russia
YEAR
2016 [Diff.-3 yrs]
YEAR
2019 [Diff.+3 yrs]
CREW
1
CREW
1
PRODUCTION
785 units [Diff.+775]
PRODUCTION
10 units [Diff.-775]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
50.4 ft (15.4 m) [Diff.-21.8 ft]
LENGTH
72.2 ft (22.0 m) [Diff.+21.8 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
34.9 ft (10.7 m) [Diff.-11.6 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
46.6 ft (14.2 m) [Diff.+11.6 ft]
HEIGHT
17.3 ft (5.3 m) [Diff.-2.5 ft]
HEIGHT
19.8 ft (6.1 m) [Diff.+2.5 ft]
RELATIVE SIZE COMPARISON
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of the screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in the database then the presented shapes may appear skewed.


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Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II
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Sukhoi T-50 / PAK FA
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT.
29,002 lb (13,155 kg) [Diff.-11,784 lb]
EMPTY WT.
40,786 lb (18,500 kg) [Diff.+11,784 lb]
M.T.O.W.
70,107 lb (31,800 kg) [Diff.-11,464 lb]
M.T.O.W.
81,571 lb (37,000 kg) [Diff.+11,464 lb]
INSTALLED POWER
1 x Pratt & Whitney F135 F119-PW-100 afterburning turbofan developing 28,000lb thrust dry and 43,000 lb thrust with reheat.
2 x NPO Saturn / FNPTS MMPP Salyut AL-41F1 turbofan engines developing 35,000 lb of thrust each (T-50 prototype).
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
1,199 mph (1,930 kph) [Diff.-416 mph]
SPEED
1,616 mph (2,600 kph) [Diff.+416 mph]
RANGE
1,379 miles (2,220 km) [Diff.-1,727 miles]
RANGE
3,107 miles (5,000 km) [Diff.+1,727 miles]
CEILING
50,000 ft (15,240 m) [Diff.-15,617 feet]
CEILING
65,617 ft (20,000 m) [Diff.+15,617 feet]
ARMAMENT
STANDARD (F-35A):
1 x 25mm GAU-12/U internal four-barreled automatic cannon.

OPTIONAL (F-35B and F-35C):
1 x 25mm GAU-12/U cannon in an external pod ("missionized gun").

OPTIONAL (rated up to 18,000lb):
The F-35 series will house all primary armament in an internal weapons bay. However, six optional external pylons will be made available (two of these reserved for AIM-9X Sidewinder support). Mission-specific ordnance can include a combination of the following:

AIM-9X "Sidewinder" short-range, air-to-air missiles.
AIM-120B/C AMRAAM medium-range, air-to-air missiles.
AIM-132 ASRAAM short-range, air-to-air missiles.
2,000lb GBU-10 "Paveway II" guided bombs.
2,000lb GBU-24A/B "Paveway III" guided bombs.
2,000lb GBU-31 JDAM bombs.
2,000lb MK-84 general purpose bombs.
2,000lb MK-84 BSU-50 "Ballute" general purpose bombs.
2,000lb GBU-31 JDAM bombs.
1,000lb GNU-16 "Paveway II" guided bombs.
1,000lb MK-83 BLU-110 general purpose bombs.
1,000lb GBU-32 JDAM bombs.
500lb CBU-38 JDAM bombs.
500lb GBU-12 "Paveway II" laser-guided bombs.
500lb MK-82 general purpose bombs.
MK-83 BSU-85 general purpose bombs.
CBU-99/100 "Rockeye II" cluster bombs.
CBU-103/105 munitions dispenser.
AGM-154 A/C JSOW glide bombs.
"Brimstone" / Joint Common Missiles.
Phase I SDB (under development).
"Stormshadow" cruise missiles.
AGM-158 JASSM missiles.
MXU-648/CNU-88 Baggage Pod.
BDU-57/58/60 laser-guided training round.
MK-76/MK-58/BDU-48.
426-gallon external / jettisonable fuel tanks.
STANDARD:
1 OR 2 x 30mm GSh-30-1 internal cannon(s).

OPTIONAL:
Air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles; guided bombs across internal (two or four internal bays) and up to six external hardpoints.
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