consider a situation of war with our neighbour say china
Both countries have made their airforces ready for a war.(please dont comment on this)
What we get for $ 100 million.........
Indian air base is at a distance of 100km from LOC and the target is 1000 km away from our border.
Aircraft -------Payload--- No of a/c's per $100 mln---equivalent payload--- Max speed --Mission time
Rafale ---- 9500kg---- 1.16 ---- 11020 ---- 1.8---- 30.86 minutes
Eurofighter----7500kg ----0.92 ---- 6900 ---- 2.0 ---- 27.77 minutes
Mig 35 ---- 6500kg---- 2.60 ---- 16900 ---- 2.25---- 24.68 minutes
Instead of investing $100million for rafale or Eurofighter, if we buy migs, we can deliver a payload 0f 17,000kg in
semi stealthy configuration.(I mean low rcs.)
Almost equal to payload of B2 spirit bomber whose payload is of 18,400kg
Air to ground mode
20 X 250 kg unguided bombs
10 X 500 kg Laser guided bombs
10 X 500 kg Cluster bombs
10 X 200 lb unguided bombs
These bombs can down 2 airbases of china permenantly.
Drop 4X250kg unguided bombs on radar. So use 10X250 kg guided bombs for neutralising radars in the base.
Drop 3X500kg laser gided bombs runways to make it useless.
Drop 3X500kg precision guided munititions on parked aircrafts.
For targets that were not neutralised Drop 5X200lb unguided bombs
and Use 2X500kg cluster bombs to destroy the airbase completely.
In this way by investing $100million on Mig35's, we can destroy 2 airbases of china completely !!!
Now its time for china to react. It sends 2 best aircrafts from its inventory to counter Mig's. Mean while it makes its SAM's ready.
Air to air mode
They can carry a maximum of
10 X R-27
10 X R-60
20 X R-73
20 X R-77
10 X Kh-31
10 X Kh-29
with in 25 minutes giving no time for china to prepare for a counter attack. Moreover china needs to get ready for launching
2.6 SAM's at a time. But Mig's can evade the missiles easily by moving at high speeds > Mach 2 . The SAM's come towards Mig's with Mach 4
speed and so the resultant speed at which SAM is heading towards is Mach 2. So it takes 5 minutes for the SAM to hit.
Mean while MIG's escape . After travelling 100 Kms the SAM falls on ground after not able to hit Mig's.
Mig's can out maneuver the SAM if it is shot from less distance.
Along with SAM's the aircraft sent to counter Mig's fail to intercept Mig's even at BVR range.
If it comes to dogfight, mig's can destroy the 2 planes sent by china!!!
Final result, mission succesful.