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Model Kits of the New Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter jet.  This F-22 Air Dominance, Air Superiority jet fighter is equipped with a feature called Supercruise.  This is where the plane can cruise as supersonic speeds  without using the fuel hungry afterburners.  Supercruise will allow the F-22 to jump on its enemy very quickly and when combined with the F-22 's new generation  stealth technology and avionics, the enemy will never see what has hit him.  Another feature of the F-22 is that it has vectorable thrust enabling it to maintain control in even the highest angle of attacks allowing the Raptor to maneuver very quickly.  Additionally, the cockpit is made of a totally new electronics technology.  The F-22 is capable of working in groups with data link, radar imagery and other information to be shared between the pilots of the different aircraft in its group.  This enables the Raptor Pilot to do his job of fighting while greatly minimizing the radio chatter.  This aircraft has many other features, too many to mention on this page.  Read a book, watch a movie and built a model and you will become a F-22 Raptor expert very quickly. Look at the F-22 Raptor Pictures on this page and see which photo looks the best.  The F-22 Raptor was previously called the YF-22 until December 2005 when it entered into service with the United States Air Force as the F-22A

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Lockheed YF-22 1/32 Kit

Detailed and complete, this plastic kit has many interior features and options for building different versions. Includes a detailed cockpit and landing gear. 26" in length when assembled.

F-22 Raptor 1/72 Die Cast Model
199th TFS "The Kukaiumoku," 154th Wing, Hawaii ANG/PACAF

A replica of an F-22 Raptor flown by the 199th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard, out of Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, in 2010, this 1/72 scale, die cast Hobby Master model features engraved panel lines; a fully-equipped cockpit with a canopy that opens to reveal a side-mounted fly-by-wire joystick, throttle controls, an ejection seat, printed digital display screens, and a pilot figure; removable ordnance (AIM-9 Sidewinders and AIM-120C AMRAAMs in internal bays with optional-position doors) and fuel tanks; movable stabilators and optional-position landing gear; authentic markings; and much more. 10" long; arrives ready to display on the included stand.
F-22 Raptor 1/145 Scale Die Cast Model
This 1/145 scale die cast model of an F-22 Raptor - the U.S. Air Force's newest stealth fighter, which formally entered service in 2005 - flown by the 1st Fighter Wing stationed at Langley Air Force Base features textured surfaces, a glazed bubble canopy, a realistic camouflage scheme with authentic squadron markings, and more. 5" long; includes a display stand.  



F-22 Raptor 1/72 Die Cast Model
433rd Weapons Squadron "Satan's Angels," Nellis AFB

With a price tag of $150 million, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor - a supermaneuverable, air superiority fighter that uses stealth technology - is one of the most advanced fighters in service today.

This 1/72 scale, die cast Hobby Master model of an F-22 flown by the 433rd Weapons Squadron "Satan's Angels" - which is currently stationed at the USAF Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada - features engraved panel lines; a fully-equipped cockpit with a canopy that opens to reveal a side-mounted fly-by-wire joystick, throttle controls, an ejection seat, printed digital display screens, and a pilot figure; removable ordnance (two AIM-9 Sidewinders and six AIM-120C AMRAAMs in internal bays with optional-position doors) and fuel tanks; movable "stabilators" and optional-position landing gear; authentic markings; and much more. Measures 10" long with a 7" wingspan and arrives ready to display on the included stand.
F-22 Raptor 1/48 Kit

Replicating an F-22 Raptor flown by the commander of the 94th Fighter Squadron "Hat in the Ring Gang," 1st Fighter Wing, in 2009, this 1/48 scale, plastic kit features a well-equipped cockpit with a clear canopy and a pilot figure, a detailed weapons bay interior - filled with realistic missiles - with optional-position doors, intricate landing gear, a choice of four markings (including 192nd FW commander, 302nd FS and 49th FW commander), and more. 15" long; 368 parts, assembly required.

F-22 Raptor Photo-Etched Detail Parts

Take your 1/48 scale F-22 Raptor kit (item #83746) to the next level with this premium quality set of photo-etched metal detail parts!

PLA J-20 Stealth Fighter 1/144 Model

China surprised the world on January 11, 2011, with the maiden flight of its first ever stealth fighter, the J-20. Like the comparable but smaller U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, the J-20 employs internal weapons stowage and thrust vector-controlled nozzles (TVC) on its twin jet engines.

Now, you can unveil the secretly built Communist aircraft stateside! A replica of the single-seat J-20 fighter as it appeared during its test flight from Heungtianba Airbase in Chengdu, this newly-tooled, 1/144 scale, plastic model features a finely molded body, a clear bubble canopy, twin WS-10 class high thrust turbofan engines, a pitot tube, extended landing gear, an authentic paint scheme with People's Liberation Army Air Force markings, and more. Measures 5" long with a 3" wingspan and arrives ready to display on the included metal stand.

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SR-71 Blackbird 1/200 Die Cast Model
The first aircraft to be built with advanced stealth technology, the 2,000+ mph SR-71 reconnaissance plane is, though now retired, still one of the most advanced aircraft in the world. This 1/200 scale, die cast model features engraved surface details, clear plastic cockpit windows, authentic USAF markings, and more. Measures 6" long and includes a display stand.

F-117 Nighthawk 1/150 Die Cast Model
Virtually invisible to enemy radar, the U.S. Air Force F-117 Nighthawk is a highly visible symbol of American air power. This 1/150 scale die cast model of the F-117 features fine surface details, glazed cockpit windows, authentic markings, a display stand and more. 3" wingspan.

F-22 Lightning II 1/145 Die Cast Model
This 1/145 scale die cast model of aYF-22 "Lightning II" - the developmental aircraft that led to the F-22 stealth fighter - features a clear plastic canopy, authentic markings, a display stand and more. 5" long.

F-22 Raptor 1/57 Display Model

Made of Philippine mahogany, this hand carved, 1/57 scale model beautifully replicates the F-22 Raptor, the U.S. Air Force's stealthy, new, fifth-generation fighter. Measuring 12" long with an 8" wingspan, it includes a display stand with a mahogany base and a history plate.

F-22 Raptor 1/48 Scale Model

Pre Built Molded Resin Model

Made of durable molded resin, this 1/48 scale model measures 15¼" in length and has a wingspan of 11¼". Hand painted and detailed, model comes ready to display on the  included. mahogany base.  
1/72 Scale F-22 RAPTOR
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Product Description
The F-22 Raptor represents the new air superiority fighter presently under construction for the U.S. Air Force. It will eventually substitute the F-15 Eagles which have been in service since the late seventies. The Raptor design uses the most recent engine technologies to reach super-sonic speed without afterburners. Furthermore it will be equipped with highly sophisticated electronic equipment for its weapons control. The weapons are carried inside the fuselage to avoid radar detection and to improve the planes aerodynamic features. Plastic cement and paint are required for assembly, and are sold separately. ASIN: B00061HLWI    
Lockheed YF-22 1/32 Scale Model Kit

Plastic Model Kit
Detailed and complete, this plastic model kit has many interior features and options for  building different versions. Includes a detailed cockpit and landing gear. 26½" in  length when assembled.   
YF-22 Lightning II 1/145 Die Cast Model

This 1/145 scale die cast model of YF-22 "Lightning II" - the developmental aircraft that led to the F-22 stealth fighter - features a glazed canopy, authentic markings, a display stand and more. 3" wingspan.
Pratt & Whitney 18 wheeler 1/64 Scale Model

This 1/64 scale model of a Kenworth semi with a 53' trailer used by Pratt & Whitney features a detailed cab interior with glazed windows, separately applied detail parts, a detachable trailer with artwork representing the F-22 and F-35 programs, free-rolling wheels, and more. Measures 11" long and arrives ready to display. 

YF-23 Black Widow II Advanced Fighter 1/50 Scale Display Model

Handmade of Philippine mahogany, this 1/50 scale model of one of the two Northrop YF-23 Black Widow II prototypes - which, entered in the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) program in the early 1980s, lost to the Lockheed YF-22 (F-22 Raptor) - measures 16 " long and includes a mahogany display stand.

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Watch this closely, this aircraft literally turns upside down without moving forward, there's no way another jet can out fight this thing, its incredible. Unbelievable. Have you ever seen a jet able to tail slide down its own thrust?

Please Note: The F/A-22 is now operational, with two wings already flying in the Air Force. The JSF-35 'Lightning' is fast approaching operational, and can do much more than the F/A-22 - including literally stopping in mid-air from near super-sonic flight. The Su- 27 / Su-31 'Cobra' maneuver was essentially a 'one-trick pony' maneuver. The F/A-22, and especially the JSF-35, can stop and eat a Sukoyhan doing the 'Cobra' maneuver, plus do so much more.

And, as pointed out by some ex-F-4 Phantom drivers, ANY of these maneuvers in an F-4 Phantom would have resulted in stall/fall/spin. Fast (super-cruise*) and stealthy, and integrated avionics are cool, but what's really impressive is the F/A-22s low speed stability and maneuverability. In the late 40s and to early 60s aeronautical  engineers were going nuts on how to shape intakes to handle both subsonic and super-sonic air flows, without stagnation or compressor stalls.

Supersonic in itself was a big challenge because you had to use shock waves to slow the intake air mass to sub-sonic before it hit the compressor blades, or they would stall. The engineers figured it out, but the solution was keeping a lot of air going in the front end to make sure all the hot air kept going out the back end. As you watch this Mach 2 airplane suspend motionless in air and do tail slides, be aware of the truly amazing performance of the engines and intakes.

Some used to think the Su-27 / Su-31 'Cobra' maneuver was the epitome of 3rd to 4th generation fighter maneuverability. That snap maneuver doesn't hold a candle to what this two-dimensional vectored-thrust fighter with fat independent horizontal stabs can do at low speed. There must be far more tricks up its sleeve in the high subsonic dogfight speed range.

The video is about 5 minutes long, but the last 30-40 seconds are priceless.

Note also, that the RAPTOR does a complete 360 degree turn in less than 20 seconds!

*Supercruise: The F/A-22 can sustain supersonic flight without the use of fuel-gulping afterburners. I.e. 1.6 m+ 

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ACC recently approved the Raptors new DEMO profile. This was the first show .

Watch the elevators of the airplane in this demo. They work independently. It also has vectored thrust.

Info Sent by John Bybee.

From the Webmaster.  I just watched a flight demonstration by the Su-30, as the sender said, that would contradict the maneuverability that is stated in this letter.  That jet can really do fantastic flight maneuvers.  I couldn't believe that an airplane could even hold together with what the Sukhoi could do.  It was fantastic.  I'm sorry that I don't have the opportunity to link to the video here.

 

F-22 Raptor Research Information
Mission
The F-22A Raptor is the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, Supercruise, maneuverability F-22 Raptor PTS ARF - GreyF-22 Raptor PTS ARF - Grey F-22 Raptor PTS ARF - Grey F-22 Raptor PTS ARF - Grey variability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in combat capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force Missions.

The F-22A , a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The F-22A cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft.

The first Aircraft Delivery was being made to Langley AFB in Va.   Langley is to be first Operational AFB for the F/A-22.

In Actual In-flight (simulated) Combat Operations against the F-15, two F/A-22s were  
able to operate without detection while it went Head to Head against (8) F-15s.  The F/A-22s scored Missile Hits (Kills) against all the F-15 Aircraft and the F/A-22s were never detected by either the F-15s 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'
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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 someday 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.

Features
A combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides first-kill opportunity against threats. The F-22A possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and kill air-to-air threats before being detected. Significant advances in cockpit design and sensor fusion improve the pilot's situational awareness. In the air-to-air configuration the Raptor carries six AIM-120 AMRAAMs and two AIM-9 Sidewinders.

The F-22A has a significant capability to attack surface targets. In the air-to-ground configuration the aircraft can carry two 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munitions internally and will use on-board avionics for navigation and weapons delivery support. In the future air-to-ground capability will be enhanced with the addition of an upgraded radar and up to eight small diameter bombs. The Raptor will also carry two AIM-120s and two AIM-9s in the air-to-ground configuration.

Advances in low-observable technologies provide significantly improved survivability and lethality against air-to-air and surface-to-air threats. The F-22A brings stealth into the day, enabling it to not only protect itself but other assets.

The F-22A engines produce more thrust than any current fighter engine. The combination of sleek aerodynamic design and increased thrust allows the F-22A to cruise at supersonic airspeeds (greater than 1.5 Mach) without using afterburner -- a characteristic known as Supercruise. Supercruise greatly expands the F-22A 's operating envelope in both speed and range over current jet fighters, which must use fuel-consuming afterburner to operate at supersonic speeds.

The sophisticated F-22A aerodynamics, advanced flight controls, thrust vectoring, and high thrust-to-weight ratio provide the capability to outmaneuver all current and projected aircraft. The F-22A design has been extensively tested and refined aerodynamically during the development process.

The F-22A's characteristics provide a synergistic effect ensuring F-22A lethality against all advanced air threats. The combination of stealth, integrated weapons systems and Supercruise drastically shrinks surface-to-air missile engagement envelopes and minimizes enemy capabilities to track and engage the F-22A . The combination of reduced observability and Supercruise accentuates the advantage of surprise in a tactical environment.

The F-22A will have better reliability and maintainability than any fighter aircraft in history.  Increased F-22A reliability and maintainability pays off in less manpower required to fix the aircraft and the ability to operate more efficiently.

Background
The Advanced Tactical Fighter entered the Demonstration and Validation phase in 1986. The prototype aircraft (YF-22 and YF-23) both completed their first flights in late 1990. Ultimately the YF-22 was selected as best of the two and the engineering and manufacturing development effort began in 1991 with development contracts to Lockheed/Boeing (airframe) and Pratt & Whitney (engines). EMD included extensive subsystem and system testing as well as flight testing with nine aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The first EMD flight was in 1997 and at the completion of its flight test life this aircraft was used for live-fire testing.

The program received approval to enter low rate initial production in 2001. Initial operational and test evaluation by the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center was successfully completed in 2004. Based on maturity of design and other factors the program received approval for full rate production in 2005. Air Education and Training Command and Air Combat Command are the primary Air Force organizations flying the F-22A .  The aircraft designation was the F/A-22 for a short time before being renamed F-22A in December 2005.

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Air dominance, multi-role fighter
Builder: Lockheed-Martin, Boeing
Power Plant: Two Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 turbofan engines with afterburners and two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles.
Thrust (each engine): 35,000-pound class.
Length: 62 feet, 1 inch (18.9 meters).
Height: 16 feet, 8 inches (5.1 meters).
Wingspan: 44 feet, 6 inches (13.6 meters).
Speed: Mach 2 class.
Ceiling: Above 50,000 feet (approximately 15 kilometers).
Empty Weight: 40,000-pound class (approximately 18,000 kilograms).
Armament: One M61A2 20-millimeter cannon with 480 rounds; side weapon bays can carry two AIM-9 infrared (heat seeking) air-to-air missiles and main weapon bays can carry (air-to-air loadout) six AIM-120 radar-guided air-to-air missiles or (air-to-ground loadout) two 1,000-pound GBU-32 JDAMs and two AIM-120 radar-guided air-to-air missiles.
Crew: One 
Initial Operational Capability:  December 2005
Inventory:  Active force, 91

 

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The F-22 Raptor represents the new air superiority fighter presently under construction for the U.S. Air Force. It will eventually substitute the F-15 Eagles which have been in service since the late seventies. The Raptor design uses the most recent engine technologies to reach super-sonic speed without afterburners. Furthermore it will be equipped with highly sophisticated electronic equipment for its weapons control. The weapons are carried inside the fuselage to avoid radar detection and to improve the planes aerodynamic features.

 

 

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