go ahead, nz. dismiss all the sites i have cited. like i said, i'm not dismissing the S-37's capabilities, but immediately, i just don't see it as matching the raptor except in short range dogfighting capabilities. in terms of kinematics and low-observability, i still consider the F/A-22 far superior. yes, i'm factoring in afterburn speed as well. i don't know what else to cite for you. the site i got that information from is listed above, and is a totally legitemate site. check it out if you don't believe me. you posted facts as well, and i sure as hell have not dismissed them as irrelevant. all i'm saying is that the current state S-37 is not a match for the F/A-22 in anyway for BVR, interception, or deep strike. dogfighting, i agree that the S-37 is superior, due to the ingenious forward swept wings, canards, and 3D thrust vectoring. however, as i said before, the F/A-22's nozzles are optimized for low-observability with maneuverability being secondary. you can continue to ignore me. i really don't care. i'm just stating my opinion and backing it up with legitemate facts, as you have. you don't hear me yelling about your opinion. i just enter friendly debate instead.