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F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg

SkippyBing Silver badge


'Easy. Just make the wings a bit bigger. The induced drag saving from abandoning the weight of all that lifting-fan gubbins will more than compensate for the higher form drag, not to mention maintenance downtime - compare notes with any F-35A operator.'

So easy that I'm unaware of anyone who's ever tried doing that, hence the lack of modern fighters lifting off the ground at 35kts. Certainly not the F-35A.

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