Kyler wrote: ...Stealth technology is a lot more complicated than you are aware of.
Possibly but your post doesn't tend to support your opinion stated above.
True, the F-117 would need a massive increase in thrust to supercruise though again stealth and supercruise are not inter-related. The F-117 was the world’s first true stealth aircraft. It uses a mathematical theory using geometric shapes to bounce radar returns away from the receiving antenna to give it stealth. This first generation stealth is very crude and inefficient.
"Crude and inefficient"? In what ways?
The F-117 couldn't even fly without its advance fly by wire technology.
My understanding is that that is not unique in modern combat aircraft.
As far as stealth goes I suspect I know a bit more about it than you do. Both from some of my early work in the radar field and some latter work in signature management.
If you went out and bought F-105 and slapped a F-22 engine in it, it probably could easily supercruise.
Or come apart as you pushed it into regimes that the air frame was not designed for. The point I was making is that both supercruise and stealth impose constraints on the airframe and that these constraints are in some cases not complementary.
If you really want to understand the influence of stealth on the design aspects of aircraft I would recommend you check out the aviation technology author Bill Sweetman. His books are easy to read and very detailed.
I may look them up but a lot of the material simplly isn't available from unclasified sources.