Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
The F-22 Raptor is a fighter plane made by Lockheed Martin. It first flew in 1990 and entered service in the United States Air Force in 2005. Because it is very expensive and dogfighting isn't common today, there aren't as many of them as other fighter planes. It is stealth plane, which means it is very hard to see on radar. It can hold 6 radar-guided medium-range AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles and 2 heat-seeking, short-range AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, but there are other payloads it can hold. Its top speed is 1,500 miles per hour, which is 2.4 times the speed of sound. It features thrust vectoring, where the plane's thrust nozzles turn to help turn it faster. Thrust vectoring is very useful in dogfights.
The F-22 Raptor is a 5th generation fighter and is a very expensive plane to produce. In order to protect the F-22 Raptor's stealth technology and classified systems, the U.S. has not sold the F-22 Raptor to other countries. If they do, they will export them in a state that isn't as powerful as the ones used by the U.S.
Similar airplanes change
Su-57 - Russian counterpart of the F-22.
- "Производство истребителя пятого поколения Су-57 на КнААЗ им. Гагарина" [Production of the fifth generation fighter Su-57 at KnAAZ]. YouTube (in Russian). 2021-01-29. Retrieved 2021-01-29. - on UAC Official YouTube Channnel(in Russian)