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Identifying Jet Fighters Around Las Vegas
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Jet fighters are recognized by their relatively small size, highly aerodynamic shapes (pointy nose, short wings), and big noise. The all look alike, more or less, until you look carefully. Note: the relative sizes of the aircraft images are approximately correct.

F-15 Eagle F-15 Eagle and F-15 Strike Eagle. Relatively large (length = 64 feet), these jets have two vertical tail fins, each of which are nearly vertical on the trailing edge. The air intakes are on the side of the fuselage, and the opening (shaded gray) is slanted down and back at a sharp angle.
F-16 Fighting Falcon F-16 Fighting Falcon. Relatively small (length = 49 feet), these jets have a single tail fin, the trailing edge of which is slanted backwards. The single air intake (shaded gray) is under the fuselage.
F-22 Raptor F-22 Raptor. The largest fighter around Las Vegas (length = 62 feet), these jets have two tail fins shaped like a pyramid (leading edge slanted backwards, trailing edge slanted forwards). The air intakes are on the side of the fuselage, and the opening (shaded gray) is slanted down and back at a slight angle.
F-35 Lightning F-35 Lightning. A relatively small fighter (length = 51 feet), these jets have two tail fins, both of which are slanted backwards. The air intakes are are on the side of the fuselage, and the opening (shaded gray) is slanted down and back at a slight angle. The cockpit is set well forward (close to the nose).

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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