Unrelated but have a look at the OP here
Tust me, in the F-18 I beat any Viper flown by anyone online (without pulling the paddle), as a matter of fact I beat any airplane except sometimes the Jeff. Let's say that I am a very decent dogfighter but by no means the best, in all honesty probably in the top 10 pilots that you usually see on mobettameta's or just dogfight.
I am sure any experienced PvP dogfighter will confirm the Hornet is above anything else and outrates anything else in game.
EDIT: these stats already tell the same story https://justdogfight.com/top-planes/
Before they changed the F-14 FM, the Tomcat was the top one with unrealisitcally high turn rate at low speed (people flying it with full flaps.....).
One mor thing to point out is that on such servers, the Hornet starts at 50% fuel which lasts forever, while the F-15 at 50% fuel has a much lower endurance.
The F-14 and Mig-29 had such low endurance that they set the to start at full fuel, so this is obviusly a big disadvantage.
The Viper starst at 50% liek the Hornet.
However I refer back to my "as accurate as possible" climb test I linked above, where a nearly empty MiG-29 can't even begin to keep up with a Hornet.