F-35 vs other 5th generation fighter numbers

The F-35 compared with other modern jets.
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Unread post20 Jul 2022, 02:24

I want to create a post and have a place where every few months F-35 numbers can be documented compared and contrasted. You can Google them or search for them if you'd like but I hope this thread will be constantly updated and used as a resource.

Growing Fleets. DoD currently operates about 450 F-35 aircraft and plans to operate about 2,500 of them by the mid-2040s. F-35s began operating in 2011.

Aircraft Availability. The availability of F-35As and F-35Cs declined from 2015 to 2018 but increased in 2019 and 2020. (Availability is measured as the percentage of time an aircraft can be flown in training or on missions.) The availability of F-35Bs has been generally increasing since the aircraft began operating in 2012. In 2021, the availability rates of all three fleets of F-35s were higher than those of most of DoD’s other fighters. The F-35 fleets are much newer than most other fighters, and newer fleets typically have higher availability rates than older one

This is the CBO

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/57842

F-35 all types 450>

There are a total of

186 F-22s but only about 130 combat coded Jets.
From various sources


https://eurasiantimes.com/us-air-force- ... ty-f-15ex/

There are a total of 186 F-22s in the Air Force, 36 of which are Block 20s. If all retirements are authorized, the Raptor fleet will be reduced to 153 aircraft. Kendall said he doesn’t expect any more F-22s to be retired until the NGAD is ready to take its place.

That totals about 636.
The American Airforces have between 5-600 5th generation fighters with a surprising number of them not combat coded.
Does anyone know the number of F-35s that are early block non-combat training jets?

So far we have

450 F-35
186 F-22
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Unread post20 Jul 2022, 02:29

The Chinese 5th generation fighters numbers are murky but the last public counts was

150> J-20s with estimates of 500 by 2030.
Hopefully this thread stays open as fighter numbers are updated

The PLA has not disclosed the number of J-20s to enter service since they were introduced in 2017, but it is widely estimated to be more than 150 jets. The Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, the developer of the J-20 and a AVIC subsidiary, set up a fourth production line in 2019 and began mass production in 2020. Each line has the capacity to make about one J-20 a month.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/militar ... wings-over
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Unread post20 Jul 2022, 02:48

Every month LM F-35 Fast Facts aircraft delivered posted here: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=12237&p=470062&hilit=OLDE#p470062

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Unread post27 Jul 2022, 15:07

Suddenly the F-35 is everywhere!

Forbes.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthomp ... 35456e5db2

Holy crap 850 planes world wide!
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Unread post27 Jul 2022, 21:37

Every month-early-LM posts F-35 fast facts so no surprise: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=12237&p=470062&hilit=OLDE#p470062
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Unread post29 Jul 2022, 01:33

From all I have seen and heard, I would put J-20 number to be anywhere from 105 to 135 at the moment and probably 150 to 170 by the end of this year.
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Unread post29 Jul 2022, 16:59

tphuang wrote:From all I have seen and heard, I would put J-20 number to be anywhere from 105 to 135 at the moment and probably 150 to 170 by the end of this year.


And Australia, Japan, S Korea, USMC et al have more than this in F-35's deployed in region, ignoring the F-22/35 aircraft standing by/regularly deploying in Alaska, and any CVN "C" squadrons. And more F-35's appear to come off the ramp each month than J-20's as to "end of the year" concerns. The sky is not falling BUT ... it is a bit overcast and warrants watching. Nothing an umbrella can't handle at this point ...

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