Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

Stealth Aircraft by Lockheed Martin

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 expensive, there will not be as many of them as earlier fighter planes. It uses stealth, which means it cannot be seen on radar. It can hold 6 radar-guided medium-range AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles and 2 heat-seeking, short-range AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. Its top speed is 2.4 times the speed of sound and it features thrust vectoring, where the plane's thrust nozzles turn to help turn it faster.

The plane 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 exported the F-22 Raptor.

USAF information poster

Simular airplanesEdit

Su-57 - Simulacrum of the F-22.

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