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Re: similar looking aircraft

Re lifting body augmented: "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"

Look again - the F-15's engines are too close together, with negligible lift area between them; the intakes are just conventionally mounted either side of the cockpit nacelle with no real upper body shaping to provide lift. The same applies to the F-35 but, being single engined, it has even less taper along the center-line - even a plank of wood will provide lift if given +ve AoA.

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