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

Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

Re: VIFing?

IIRC, that's the sort of thing that gave the Harriers a significant edge over Argie planes the Falklands conflict. The Mirages might have outperformed the Harrier on paper, but in practice the Harriers' superior maneuverability helped it win the day.

There are those, however, who would argue that the days of plane-on-plane dog-fighting are over, so such a capability is redundant today.

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