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adroth:
http://www.f22-raptor.com/

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Ayoshi:
Lockheedmartin

--- Quote ---Modernizing To Deter and Defeat Emerging Threats
The F-22 is the world’s most dominant fighter, but potential adversaries continue to develop capabilities intended to challenge the ability of U.S. and allied air forces to gain and maintain air superiority. With that in mind, Lockheed Martin is dedicated to working with the U.S. Air Force on a robust F-22 combat enhancement program to bolster the Raptor’s asymmetric advantage over current and potential adversaries. The capabilities of the F-22 Raptor remain essential to deter and defeat threats and ensure regional and global security well into the future.

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Aircraft Specifications

Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 ft / 18.90 m
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16.67 ft / 5.08 m
Wingspan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.5 ft / 13.56 m
Wing Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 840 ft2 / 78.04 m2
Horizontal Tail Span. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 ft / 8.84 m
Engine Thrust Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,000 lb / 15,876 kg

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Ayoshi:
F-22 Raptor makes combat debut with Syria strikes | usa today - September 23, 2014

--- Quote ---An Air Force official confirmed that the Raptor, in its first combat operation, was used over Syria during nighttime operations against the Islamic State (IS) and other militant groups as part of a joint force of U.S. and Arabian Gulf region allies.

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Speaking at a Pentagon press briefing, Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs, confirmed the F-22 was used to strike an IS command-and-control facility on the ground in Raqqah using precision-guided munitions.
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Ayoshi:
From The Aviationist

F-22 Raptor grounded by swarm of almost 20,000 bees - Aug 11 2016


192nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintainers found a swarm of honey bees hanging from the exhaust nozzle of an F-22 Raptor engine on June 11, 2016 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. A local honey bee keeper was called to remove and relocate the bees to a safe place for them to build their hive. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)
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192nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintainers found a swarm of honey bees hanging from the exhaust nozzle of an F-22 Raptor engine on June 11, 2016 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Andy Westrich, U.S. Navy retired and local honey bee keeper, was called to remove and relocate the bees to a safe place for them to build their hive. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

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13 F-22 Raptors squeezed into the NASA Langley Research Center hangar for Hurricane protection - Sep 11 2016


The image above was posted by the Commander of the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

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32 F-22 Raptors moved to Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base to escape Hurricane Matthew - Oct 08 2016



--- Quote ---The stealth multirole jets have arrived at the base south of Columbus, along with 10 – 12 T-38 Talons, on Oct. 5, to escape from Hurricane Matthews.
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Image credit: U.S. Air Force

Ayoshi:
Pratt & Whitney lands a $314mn USAF contract for F-22 F-119-PW-100 engines support | Air Recognition - 28 December 2016

--- Quote ---The F-119 is an afterburning turbofan developed by P&W for the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet. The engine delivers thrust in the 35,000 lbf (160 kN) class.

The F119 engine delivers a strong aircraft maneuverability with its two-dimensional pitch vectoring exhaust nozzle. This convergent/divergent nozzle vectors thrust as much as 20 degrees up or down. Nozzle position management is integrated with the F-22 flight control system and is automatically regulated by the Full-Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC), as are hundreds of other engine and aircraft operating parameters.
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