Tag: F-22

It Never Gets Old: Cool Video Shows Flight Test of Final F-22 Raptor
The final F-22 Raptor to be built for the USAF, tail number 4195, rolled off the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics assembly line during a ceremony on Dec. 13, 2011 at the company's Marietta plant.  Taken on Mar. 14, 2012 the video in this post shows flight test of the last F-22 Raptor fighter produced. The...
Awesome F-22 “Hyper-Lapse” Video brings you in the Raptor’s Cockpit to Experience Entire Demonstration Profile
Taken on May 4-5, 2019 during Ft. Lauderdale, Air Show, the spectacular video in this post bring you inside the cockpit of the F-22 Raptor belonging to the USAF F-22 Demo Team to experience the entire demonstration profile in hyper-lapse speed. Taken on May 4-5, 2019 during Ft. Lauderdale, FL Air Show,...
Iran says its new Bavar-373 Long-Range Air Defense System Can Shoot Down F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters
The Iranian Bavar-373 not only competes with the S-400 but is effective against stealth aircraft such as F-22 and F-35 fighters. On Aug. 22, 2019, IRINN TV (Iran) aired a report about the unveiling of the Iranian-made Bavar-373 long-range air defense system. As shown by the video in this post, Iranian...
That Time an F-22 Pilot was Trapped for 5h in the Cockpit of His Raptor after Canopy Jammed
On Apr. 10, 2006 a pilot was trapped in an F-22 cockpit for five hours after the canopy failed to open. On Apr. 10, 2006 a pilot was trapped in an F-22 cockpit for five hours after the canopy failed to open. Several attempts to open the canopy failed, and ultimately...
F-22 Raptor with Crumbled Radar-Absorbing Coating Spotted over Syria
“Eroded” Radar-Absorbing Coating on the F-22’s nose has been spotted during aerial refuelling over an “undisclosed location.” Several eagle-eyed Twitter users have spotted what they believed was severely eroded Radar-Absorbing Coating in front of the canopy of a U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 seen refuelling over an “undisclosed location.”
Did you know the F-106 "supercruised" before the F-22? Former “Six” pilots explain the Delta Dart was the perfect bomber interceptor
“The 106’s speed and range gave us the ability to ‘…get there the firstest with the mostest,’ which of course is how the Cold Wars were won,” Mark Foxwell, former F-106 Delta Dart driver. The F-106 all-weather interceptor was developed from the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger. Originally designated F-102B, it was redesignated F-106...
First F-22 Female Pilot helped pave the way for women in the U.S. Air Force
Maj. Gen. Dawn Dunlop is also the highest ranking female fighter pilot in the Air Force today. In early February, roughly 80 female pilots gathered together on Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California, to take part in the video filming of an Air Force Recruiting Service commercial. The commercial was made to coincide...
Meet the F-21: the specifically configured F-16 for Indian Air Force
The F-21 is an unprecedented ‘Make in India’ opportunity ─ combining the strength of Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defence contractor, and Tata, India's premier industrial house. The F-16 for India is now designated as F-21. According to Lockheed Martin the F-21 is specifically configured for the Indian...
Lockheed Martin pitches F-22, F-35 hybrid to the USAF too
"The F-35 is a game-changer with its unprecedented combination of lethality, survivability, and adaptability. Bringing this new mission to Tyndall ensures that the U.S Air Force is ready to dominate in any conflict," Gen. David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has indicated...
Most badly damaged F-22s now flyable and ready to take off from Tyndall
The final F-22s will leave Tyndall for more in-depth assessment and maintenance at Langley by Nov. 6 The most badly damaged F-22s are now flyable and will leave Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) by Nov. 6, 2018 as more than 1,300 airmen work to bring Tyndall back from the brink following Hurricane Michael. As reported by Air Force Magazine, seventeen F-22s...

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