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

SkippyBing Silver badge

Re: Stealth Landings?

'Also, the plane is far bigger than the stuff hanging off it. So it's going to give the largest radar return

Not how RADAR works. To quote Ben Rich, or maybe Kelly Johnson*, RADAR Cross Section has nothing to do with size.

*I can't remember if it's Ben Rich quoting Johnson in his book or just directly stating it. Ben Rich was lead on the F-117 programme so I'm guessing he knows what he's talking about.

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