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borntoholdout wrote:The F-22's internal weapons help a little. Having more of your weight close to your center of mass helps all maneuvers. Not just at high speed were the drag advantages kick in.
The F-22's max thrust is classified. "35,000 lbs class". This just my opinion but I bet they're closer than that.
Its probably been discussed on the forum, but probably less than 40,000 as currently fielded. If the F119 was much higher rated, it would have been put in a F-35, instead of developing a new engine at a cost in the billions. The F135 is not "new fan" on a F119, its derivative engine.
The F-22 is definitely a larger jet. I'd also assume that the MiG-35 will get at least one engine upgrade before real IOC.