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> Though perhaps "cool looks" is maybe not the prime factor in fighter jet selection...

The urban legend about why the X-32 lost out to what become the F-35 is it having a stooopid looking mouth on it: https://i.imgur.com/1GW21we.jpg

The x-32 was just happy to be there. Like a big metal basking shark.

Since the selection of the JSF was during the Clinton presidency, the X-32 was often referred to as Monica.

Some mean looking teeth, or a spooky spiral may have changed that.

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