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SkippyBing Silver badge

Re: similar looking aircraft

'Lifting body augmented was first used, in a fighter application, in the U.S. F-14'

And the F-15, it's not as obvious as on the Tomcat but the fuselage section between the engines provides a decent amount of lift. Certainly enough for the Israelis to land one with only one wing. I have read that the F-35 also relies on a certain amount of body lift which isn't inconceivable looking at the width of it.

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