Fa-22

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  1. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    FIRST FA-22 DELIVERED TO LANGLEY
    A thing of beauty but the most awesome part is the description at the end.
    These are Great In-flight Photos of the FA-22 as the first Aircraft delivery was being made to Langley AFB in VA. Langley is to be first operational AFB for the FA-22.
    It is a very beautiful AFB, located in a picturesque location, as you can see in these photos, near Norfolk and Hampton, Va.
    The Aircraft flying along with the FA-22 in the last of these photos is The F-15, >> which will be replaced by the FA-22 which is several times better.
    In Actual In-flight (simulated) combat operations against the F-15, two FA-22s were able to operate without detection while they went head to head against (8) F-15s. The FA-22s scored missile hits (Kills) against all the F-15 Aircraft and the FA-22s were never detected by either the F-15s or ground based radar.
    Maj. Gen. Rick Lewis said: 'The Raptor operated against all adversaries with virtual impunity;ground based systems couldn't engage and no adversary aircraft survived '!
    FA-22 -- America's most advanced fighter aircraft for the 21st Century!
    They're a titanium and carbon fiber dagger.
    They're so advanced that if their on-board locator is switched off, even our own satellites can lose track of them. They're the first military aircraft ever built that is equipped with a ' black-out button'. What that means is this: The best conditioned fighter pilots are capable of mainntaining consciousness up to in the vicinity of 15+ G. The Raptor is capable of making 22+ G turns. If someday an adversary builds a missile that is capable of catching up to one of these airplanes and a Raptor pilot sees that a strike is imminent, he hits the b.o.b. ' and the airplane makes a virtual U-turn, leaving the missile to pass right on by. They know that in the process he will temporarily lose consciousness, so the Raptor then automatically comes back to straight and level flight until he wakes back up.
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  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Great looking craft. I'd love to see the climb rate and max alt. Wonder if they did any improvement on the pressure suit. Any idea on payload cap. or range?
     
  3. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    Don't know... Those kind of spec's are probably kept under wraps. (unless you are on the receiving end of it's Fury):( I just know it's a real beauty & something I'm proud of our Country for developing.
     
  4. jaceddie

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    What a great looking plane. The F-14 with it's wings back and those twin engines screaming, is still my favorite one to watch.
     
  5. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

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    Well I am partial to the f-4. I have to say that having one of those birds drop a 500lb napalm was a site to see and usually calmed down the area for a bit. But the Raptor is a thing of beauty.
     
  6. stefdustin

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    Really a great looking piece of technology. Love to see one close up.
     
  7. glyd-n

    glyd-n Junior Member

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    Simply beautiful.:D Awfully expensive.:(
     
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  9. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

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    We just had our summer air show this past weekend. The F-22 to me was the high lite of the show. Not taking anything away from the blue angels but this jet is unbelievable. I never thought that a jet fighter could make those kinds of moves.
     
  10. Skratch

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    The F-14 used to be my favorite military jet until the F-22 was announced. That is one bad fighter. Love it!!