The Science of Stealth
The most classified technology in a stealthy airplane is its skin.
- By Roger A. Mola
- Air & Space magazine, September 2013
The F-35 has a radar signature greater than that of the larger F-22. The production model F-35C has a deeply sculpted weapons bay and wing joint, and critics say that any aspect of the fighter other than the nose-on view has an undesirably large radar signature.