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China’s first stealth jet looks an awful lot like the US’s first stealth fighter — here’s how the J-20 and the F-22 stack up

A high-profile part of China’s ongoing military modernisation is the J-20, the country’s first stealth fighter jet. The J-20, likely based on stolen US designs, looks a lot like the US Air Force’s F-22, but appearance isn’t the only similarity between the two fifth-generation fighters. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
China’s first stealth jet looks an awful lot like the US’s first stealth fighter — here’s how the J-20 and the F-22 stack up
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A short history of US fighter aircraft — from biplanes to stealth jets

For the better part of a century, US pilots have fought to control the sky over battlefields all around the world. Fighter aircraft have always been at the leading edge of those battles, and the US has fielded some of the most advanced fighters ever built. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
A short history of US fighter aircraft — from biplanes to stealth jets
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How Air Force maintainers keep the F-22 cockpit from falling apart

The F-22 is one of the most sophisticated fighter aircraft in the world, but like any aircraft, the Raptor needs maintenance to keep flying. A regular task for Air Force maintainers is a deep clean and inspection of F-22 cockpits to find corrosive elements and replace them with new hardware. […]
How Air Force maintainers keep the F-22 cockpit from falling apart
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These are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force

The Air Force has a different kind of plane for every task, but its fighter jets are often its most visible aircraft, carrying out a variety of missions over any kind of terrain. The first F-15 arrived in the early 1970s, and the highly advanced (though technically troubled) F-35 came […]
These are all the fighter jets in the US Air Force