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.
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.
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
Wing loading: 72.2 lb/sq ft
Status: in service
Length: 62 ft 1 in
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
Primary user: United States Air Force
Engine type: Pratt & Whitney F119, Turbofan
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)
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
Manufacture: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Boeing
Defense, space & security