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

Anonymous Coward 99

Stealth Landings?

Harrier - First generation/F35 - Second generation

VTOL was designed as a capability to allow non-airfield deployment more than anything else. But Navy harriers used the "ski jump" to allow heavier loads to be launched from what is effectively a runway. The new capability is an equivalent rolling landing.

What I would like to know is whether autolanding is less stealth than a conventional one.

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