First of all, let’s look at the best aircraft in these 3 countries (two of which I am from, US and Russia):
-USA: F-22A Raptor, F-35B Lightning II (or F-35C, to be released in 2018).
-Russia: the high class Flankers (Sukhoi Su-34, 35 and 37).
-China: the Shenyang J-15 “Flying Shark” and J-31.
Now I won’t start by saying “Which of these aircraft would win a dogfight?”.
People never answer that sort of question and tell you instead that nobody flies alone.
In that case, let’s imagine entire fleets of these aircraft, each fleet has the same amount of aircraft, let’s say 30.
That would mean that the USA would have 15 F-22A Raptors and 15 F-35B Lightning IIs, Russia would have 10 Su-34s, 10 Su-35s, and 10 Su-37s, and China would have 15 J-15s and 15 J-31s.
Then let’s say that they have turns dogfighting (USA vs. Russia, USA vs. China, Russia vs. China) instead of one big battle.
Who do you think would win such a tournament and what are your arguments?
I know this question is very long because of all the numbers and might even seem weird, but I wanted to be precise with the aircraft models.
Here are my arguments:
-Russia’s planes are more maneuverable.
-USA’s planes are more stealthy.
-Both USA’s and Russia’s planes have approximately same cruising and maximum speed.
-You can’t say that the USA has more planes, we set a precise number for how many are on each side.
-I don’t have any arguments for China, when I see their two planes, I see a Su-27 copy and an F-35A Lightning I copy.