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F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Lightning II


A comparison between JSF requirement and Harrier
Joint Strike Fighter
Harrier
Role

true multi-role capability specialised role
Speed

supersonic subsonic
After burner

yes no
Stealthy

yes no
Pilot workload

low high
Cockpit

single seat only single seat
(twin seat trainer)
Engine single F119
(40000lb thrust class)
single Pegasus
(23000lb thrust class)
Weapons carriage> internal and external carriage external carriage only
Lethality

all weather precision capability weather restricts operations
Ability to fly intensive operations yes, for a sustained period yes, for short periods
Maintenance

more reliable and ability to predict failures no ability to predict failures



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