Pics of F/A-22

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  1. seesul

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    One of my American friends sent me beautiful pics of this bird so here they are. Enjoy them!

    These are Great In-flight Photos of the F/A-22 as the first Aircraft Delivery was being made to Langley AFB in Va. . Langley is to be first Operational AFB for the F/A-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 F/A-22 in the last of these photos is the F-15, which will be replaced by the F/A-22 which is several times better than the F-15.
    In Actual In-flight (simulated) Combat Operations against the F-15, two F/A-22's were able to operate without detection while it went Head to Head against (8) F-15's.
    The F/A-22's scored Missile Hits (Kills) against all the F-15 Aircraft and the F/A-22's were never Detected by either the F-15's 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'!!!
    F/A-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 maintaining consciousness up to in the vicinity of 15+ G. The Raptor is capable of making 22+ G. turns. If some day 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'll temporarily lose consciousness, so the Raptor then automatically comes back to straight and level flight until he wakes back up.
     

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    Wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Excellent photos Roman, thanks for sharing mate!
     
  3. seesul

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    I knew I won´t be the only that likes them8)
     
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    Excellent pictures. The F/A-22 is a stunning aircraft.
     
  5. evangilder

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    Nice shots (although heavily edited). I may not get a chance to see the Raptor this show season because of scheduling. :(
     
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    Saw the Raptor at the Mustang and Legends Show last September. Friggin awesome show it put on. If you get a chance to see an airshow where it's performing you must go!
     
  7. timshatz

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    Sucker is big.

    Great shots.
     
  8. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Excellent stuff!
     
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    I once was outside of Nellis watching the aircraft take off and land outside of the base (back when they used to let you) and I saw one flying around and I couldn't figure out what it was because it was so big. I thought it was a F-14 because I didn't think Nellis had F-22's and it my be a Navy exercise. Anyway, the sucker flew over use in almost full afterburner. It was bone rattling.
     
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    beautiful aircraft!

    Beautiful shots thanks Seesul!
     
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    this was on futureweapons and I was hooked from the moment I saw this bird. Shes a magnificent a/c.
     
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    Certainly a neat looking plane.
     
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