• An F-35 pilot explains how the Air Force's fighter jets have evolved from generation to generation

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    An F-86 Sabre, top, an F-22 Raptor, middle, and an F-16 Fighting Falcon flying out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, March 5, 2016.
    US Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.
    A fighter generation is a time period when aircraft are designed and built with similar philosophy and technology.
    There's no clear-cut distinction between them, but looking back on them allows you to understand how they differ, explains Justin Lee, a US Air Force F-35 pilot.
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