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Response to FarCenter (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 01:07 PM

4. This is scarcely the first "stealth" aircraft

But the multiplicity of requirements is a problem. It seems that, while there have been very successful multirole combat aircraft historically (I'm thinking of the F4U Corsair, F-4 Phantom II, F-15 and its variants as far as US aircraft), they rarely were aircraft designed expressly with all those conflicting requirements, but rather had a specific purpose but had enough size and power to be adapted to new roles.

The F-35 seems more like the F-111...

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