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

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Re: Stealth Landings?

@ X 7

Stealth is not on or off, it's granular and dependant on many factors, with one of the main ones being distance.

Yes, a stealth aircraft with external payload is less stealthy than without, but it's still going to be harder to find over distance than a conventional aircraft would, so you still have an advantage.

It's not about not being seen, it's about not being seen for long enough to let you get the job done.

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