Most Capable Fighter

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    What fighter is the most capable in service today? For this discussion, only aspects of a pure fighter will be taken into account. For example, naval attack and interdiction will not be relevant. Here is a list of possible choices: Su-35, Su-30 MKI, Mig-29, Eurofighter Tycoon, SAAB Gripen, Dessault Rafale, F-16, F-15, F/A-18, J-10.
    For the sake of discussion, the F-22 and F-35 are not in service yet, so do bring them up.
     
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    i like the mig29, it's performance seems very stable.
     
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    They have made a new Mig-29 with TVC.
    It might be known as the Mig-35 in the future.
     
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    I personally prefer the Flanker series to the Fulcrums. Flankers are bigger, heavier, and have a greater range.

    China should consider building a J-10 TVC, or FC-1 TVC. At least add TVC to the J-XX.
     
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    About J-XX and TVC:

    Even if its supercruise, stealth, and sensory (such as advanced radar) abilities are slightly behind that of the F-22, do you think that TVC could give J-XX the decisive advantage over F-22? How effective do you guys think TVC is in modern air combat, in the age of BVR?
     
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    that link goes to the homepage of findarticles.com
     
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    Opps. That is weird... I'll delete it then.
     
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    1. F22 - far ahead
    2. EF Half way between 3rd and F22
    3. SU-35 or Rafale
    4. Rafale or SU-35
    5. F-15
    6. F-16
    7. F/A-18
    8. Gripen
    9. F-2
    10. J-10
     
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    First off, F-22 would not be included in this discussion. For one, it is not yet operational.
    Also, the F-2 is based on the F-16, so it will not be included as a seperate fighter. Here is my list:

    1- EF 2000
    2- Su-35
    3- Rafale N
    4- Gripen
    5- Su-30 MKI
    6- F-15E/J
    7- Mig-29 TVC (aka Mig-35)
    8- F-16 (Block 60s and F-2s)
    9- J-10A
    10- F/A-18 (the SuperHornet variant)
     
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    Actually the F-22 has one or two operational squadron.
     
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