Crossovers Torch based on a real jet?

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  1. SMOG

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    I was just wondering... obviously there are lots of liberties taken, so Marvel Crossovers Human Torch isn't likely accurate to a specific type of jet, but I was wondering if anyone knows if he's loosely based on a real jet?

    It's kind of a cool design when you look at it. It looks like it might be from a real-world source, but I don't recognize the basic elements.

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    I thought he looked vaguely F22-ish.
     
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    F22 Raptor.
     
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    Really? Because to me Crossovers Iron Man looks to be F-22 Raptor based, but he is quite different looking compared to Torch. The sort of trapezoidal wings are similar to F22 wings, but the front section of nose seem much more elongated on the F22.

    Unless they used the F22 as a reference point for BOTH designs, but managed to get 2 very different jets out of it... which is possible I guess.

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    Yeah. It ain't the Raptor.

    It's a pretty similar design (asthetically, not technically), but it looks more like they took plenty of liberties on the F-35. Maybe, I don't know. I've never taken a good enough look at any Marvel Crossovers figure.
     

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