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U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor vs. Sukoi Su-57: Video Stirs Debate About Which Aircraft Is Superior

"It isn't the plane, it's the pilot," suggests a viewer of the video.

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There are many factors to consider when comparing the combat capabilities of the US Air Force F-22 Raptor with Russia's Sukoi Su-57. Among them are speed, maneuverability, price, stealth, armament, range and technology. It's been said the F-22 defines air dominance, but a lot of respect is given to the Su-57 as well. Check out the below video for a comparison and see what conclusion is reached.


Uploaded by TikTok user @f22__raptor, the clip provides the foundation for some comments from viewers.

"People who think the Su-57 has a chance are lost," writes commenter @luckyygn.

"The F-22 is more expensive and slower," claims @based.2stroke. To which @samo_warthunder replies, "Bruh, it can supercruise and the Su-57 has fourth generation engines."

"It isn't the plane, it's the pilot," says @pietmmuis.

"The difference," notes @commontatew564, "is the F-22 is actually flying and the Su-57 isn't."

"The Su-57 is a semi-stealth jet, the F-22 is full stealth," remarks @.onlywarden. "They'll both still have trouble trying to find each other, but the f-22 has better stealth."

"In terms of stealth, the Su-57 will bring improved capabilities over its predecessors, although it is said to be lacking behind some of the stealthier features of its competitors," writes Airforce Technology. "Design features such as stealth shaping and innovations in the wings, control surfaces, and skin panels are incorporated to deflect radar waves."

"The F-22 Raptor's combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities," according to the Air Force website. "The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft."

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