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RUSSIAN DNA: DOES THE F-35 OWE SOME OF ITS INSPIRATION FROM THIS MYSTERIOUS JET?N
The Yak-141 Freestyle may not technically count as a predecessor to the F-35, but the JSF does seem to have at least some Russian DNA floating around its engine design and as the F-35 came to fruition in the United States, the Yak-141 Freestyle died a quiet death in Russia. However, if a resurgent Russian defense industry chooses to move forward with a carrier-based VTOL aircraft, at least one Russian legislator has called for the Yak-141 to be revived , most likely with a stealthier new look for a new Cold War. READ MORE