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This is a stealth RCS comparison between the in active service F-22A Raptor, the in production F-35A Lighting II and the prototype PAK FA.

This figures are (obviously) the minimum RCS for the frontal angle.

F-22A Raptor: 0.0001m2
F-35B Lighning II: 0.00143m2
PAK FA: 0.5m2

Some NON-stealth aircraft for comparison:

F-15C: 10m2
F-16C: 1.2m2
F/A-18C: 3m2

Su-27SM: 15m2
MiG-29M: 5m2
MiG-31M: 7m2 (unsure of source)

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4: 0.999m2
Panavia Tornado GR4: 5m2

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GriffinZ
GriffinZ

Isn't this kind of data something you want classified?

The only number I've heared about Gripen is 0.1m2, don't know if one can belive that though. Well, it's a small plane and use RCS lowering tech but it can't be better then a PAK FA, or else the russians do suck (which I don't belive) x(

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Heaney AuthorSubscriber
Heaney

Well... seems it's not classified lol :L

That number for the Gripen CAN'T be right. It would be classified as a stealth fighter, and be better than some 5th generation fighters! (PAK FA)

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Heaney AuthorSubscriber
Heaney

Just checked, the Gripen is at 0.5m2+

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GriffinZ
GriffinZ

+ means it's may be bigger? Because fro, my experience sweden never says the exact numbers, for example the navy says our subs can go "atleast" in 22 knots under water.

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Heaney AuthorSubscriber
Heaney

Yeah the + means it may be bigger.

Most militarys *try* not to release the specs, but they get out eventually.

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