@Eurofighter Air to Ground
Don't trust wiki, only a moron trusts wiki.
Tranche 3 lacks the ground radar now. According to my good friends in the RAF command. They can hold the ground attack / bombs missiles but can't use them. Which sounds about right for the MOD.
That is why we are using the G3's and Harriers in Afghanistan, and there are no plans to change this.
Also bear in mind the only ones allowed to pilot the Eurofighter are currently in service in the wars of Afghanistan. So we have no one here to train new pilots. Assuming tranche 3 arrived today, we can't fly it as we lack the pilots who can fly it.
As to who to fight, Bear in mind China can field around 4000 - 5000 planes according to various sources. Iran and Syria all fly similar planes (Mainly MIgs) We can manage about 180 at best assuming we have any naval aircarft to add to that (probbly not as the sea harrier has gone).
Who cares where we go, the more militratistic nations have the planes, and the numbers, we need the technology edge as our MOD can't think in numbers or scale anymore. Argentina had over 200 when we went in with 22 harriers, so it has been for a while where tech over numbers win. And of course having america telling us where to go so they are there with there much bigger air force helps.
Also regarding which is best, I understand the F22 doesn't have an afterburner, it can just reach those speeds naturally without drinking fuel, as well as having the movement engine section so the engine points in various ways to increase movement, as well as limited Vtol capabilites through the fins movement. The eurofighter can move quite well, so the F22 does have a lot more to it.
It's about cost, and the yanks spend more, but get what they pay for, working boats, useful planes, future proof and mutli role destoyers. We don't and then pay a fortune to make them even bearable later on.
I love the MOD. Ministry of *ickheads