Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor General Specifications.

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a twin engine, fifth generation stealth, fighter aircraft, It’s perfect all weather. This multirole combat aircraft, designed for air to air and air to ground attack superiority missions. This is leading edge fighter jet of U.S air force. The Fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force. F-22 Raptor was backbone of U.S Air force. The F-22 is a replacement for the F-15 Eagle and F-16 fighting Falcon.

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

The F-22 has a digital glass cockpit with all digital instruments. The monochrome head-up display offers a wide field of view & serves as a primary flight instrument information is also displayed upon six color LCD panels, primary flight controls are a force-sensitive Side stick controller and a pair of throttles.

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

Specifications

Role: Stealth air superiority fighter

National origin: United States

Top speed: Mach 2.25

Range: 2,963 km with 2 external fuel tanks

Ferry Range: 3,220 km

Service Ceiling: 65,000 ft

G-limits: +9.0/-3.0

Wing loading: 72.2 lb/sq ft

Status: in service

Crew: One

Length: 62 ft 1 in

Wingspan: 13.56m

Height: 5.08 m

Wing area: 840 sq ft

Empty weight: 19,700 kg

MTW: 38,000 kg

Introduction: 15 December 2005

Dry thrust: 116 kN each

Thrust with Afterburner: 156 kN each

Fuel capacity: 8,200kg initially or 12,000 kg with 2×600 gal tank

Primary user: United States Air Force

Engine type: Pratt & Whitney F119, Turbofan

Produced: 1996 – 2011

Primary user: U.S Air force.

First flight: 7 September 1997, 22 years ago.

Program cost: US$67.3 billion (as of 2010)

Unit cost: USD$150 Million USD (flyaway cost for FY2009)

Number built: 195 (8 test 187 operational aircraft)

Armament

Guns: 1×20 mm M61A2 Vulcan rotary, 480 rounds

Air to Air missiles: 6x AIM-120 AMRAAM, 2x AIM-9 Sidewinder.

Air to surface missiles: 2×1,00 lb JDAM or 8×250 lb GBU-39 small Diameter Bombs, 2xAIM-9 Sidewinder, 2xAIM-9 Sidewinder.

Hard points: 4xunder wing pylon stations can be fitted to carry 600 U.S. gallon drop tank or weapons, each with a capacity of 5,000 lb.

Developed from: Lockheed Martin YF-22 Manufacture: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Boeing Defense, space & security

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