Which Fighter is the best dogfighter with just Guns/Cannons? Why such a question? Because.. This is the question which has be answered if a plane can be considered as a top-notch well designed Fighter, rather than just a cheap BVR platform, or a fighter-bomber. F-35 seems to be a 5th Gen plane, but seems to have less T/W ratio. So it being an energy fighter is ruled out. Also having a stealth Airframe and going by the general design of American aircrafts, being a turn fighter is also ruled out. When Raptor, the beast of T/W ratio, Thrust vectoring and speed was dropped in favor of F-35, these were the reasons which were pointed too to continue the F-22 procurement. But since you wont find any taliban at 50k doing mach 1.5, naturally F-35 was given preference. I was stunned to learn that Su-30 had poor Dogfighting capabilities when compared to the Fulcrums, because of it's weight and G limitations. Only when it reached close to bingo fuel that it even began to match the nimble Mig-29s. This when compared with twin seat F-15k, which is a true energy fighter. This is my list of Dogfighters with guns(from good to worse)- 1# Eurofighter 2# F-22 3# F-15k 4# Mig-29A(can't sustain the fight long though) 5# Rafale 6# F-15c 7# Mig-29k 8# Su-27 9# F-16c 10# F-16a I don't think Su-30 will make it to top 10. Same goes for F-35. Factors taken into account for the Dogfight ranking- T/W ratio, G limit, Corner velocity and AoA. Conditions for above ranking are full fuel, full afterburner, no missiles, no altitude advantage just prior to engagement, similar pilot skill etc etc.