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Alex Lockie, Business Insider: Here's who'd win in a dogfight between Russia's and the US's top fighter jets
The newly brokered cease-fire between the US and Russia has paved the way for military cooperation in fighting terrorist elements in Syria, seemingly closing the book on a window in time where Russian and US jets were flying close enough to each other to risk a potential clash between world powers.
But how does Russia's air force stack up against the US?
During Russia's stint in Syria, four of their latest and greatest Su-35 Flanker jets flew sorties just miles from the only operational fifth-generation fighter jet in the world, the US's F-22 Raptor.
Given the fundamental differences between these two top-tier fighter jets, we take a look at the technical specifications and find out which fighter would win in a head-to-head matchup.
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WNU Editor: Alex Lockie says the F-22 .... but I am not sure. Stealth is an advantage and it is what makes the F-22 a formidable fighter .... but technology is also advancing on how to spot stealth planes like the F-22. With time .... stealth may not be the "WOW" factor that supporters make it out to be.