Can Russia's Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E Beat the F-35?
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

Security, Europe

In a dogfight, maybe.

Key point: The F-35 is stealthier and more advanced, but it doesn't perform as well in close-quarter dogfights.

The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E is the top Russian air-superiority fighter in service today, and represents the pinnacle of fourth-generation jet fighter design. It will remain so until Russia succeeds in bringing its fifth-generation PAK-FA stealth fighter into production.

Distinguished by its unrivaled maneuverability, most of the...

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