F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

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F35 will have absolutely clean aero for atleast 80% of the missions. Its the other jets that will have fuel drenching drag load on their stores.
It is so clean that even without any load it can't suprecruise despite 12 tons of thrust... facts are stubborn
 

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some things bothering me from a long time...
what is this?
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how does the tail move? these part seem so flush as if fixed with no moving parts/hinges
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nacelle bay ventilation scopes, the purpose is to reduce IR signature though cooling of engine bay and engine nozzle through ambient air




The two scopes can drawn air to cool the engine blocker as well

The plane is so hot inside they are forced to open regularly the bays....
 

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too weak wings? :lol:
F-35 has almost double the internal fuel capacity of Rafale at 8,278 kg versus 4,672 kg, so it does not need external fuel tanks in most missions. F-35 therefore can maintain a clean profile to maximize stealth and minimize drag while Rafale has to carry huge underwing and underbelly EFTs like a banyan tree full of parasitic vines.

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Or the F-35 has better engine cooling features to optimize engine performance and minimize IR signature.
impossible.
Shaped as a piece of sugar it need higher thrust. So high that despite 12 tons it can't supercruise. As said 1000x
 

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