Super cruise engines, having the ability to reach supersonic speeds without using afterburners, is another of the basic features found in the 5th generation jets. Accessing the afterburner at these speeds in 4th generation jets will be short-lived as it will cause the fuel consumption to be high. The super cruise has a significant effect on air superiority, and it also has superior maneuverability with nozzle guidance on F-35 and F-22 aircraft.
Another important point of the 5th generation jet is that, in conjunction with the radar trace, the weapon systems must be housed in the body. It is necessary to store parts such as weapons and fuel tanks in the body to reflect radar signals in different directions as much as possible. These systems, which are to be housed in the body, have caused these jets to be larger.