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  1. Airplane dis freak

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    F-22 Raptor Specifications
    Primary Function: Fighter, air dominance
    Contractor: Boeing and Lockheed Martin
    Crew: Model F-22A will carry one crewperson
    Unit Cost: N/A
    Powerplant
    Two Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 engines (155.69 kN / 35,000 lb st with afterburning each)
    Dimensions
    Length: 62 ft 1 inch
    Wingspan: 44 ft 6 inches
    Height: 16 ft 5 inches
    Weights
    Empty: N/A
    Maximum Takeoff: 60,000 lb (27216 kg)
    Performance
    Speed: Mach 2 class
    Ceiling: 50,000 ft (15240 m)
    Range: N/A
    Armament
    One internal M61A2 20-mm cannon, three internal weapons bays, underside bay for four AIM-120A AMRAAMs and two lateral intake bays each with two AIM-9M sidewinder AAMs. Revised bays for 1,000 lb JDAMs replacing two AIM-120s and AIM-9X AAMs. Four underwing stores stations with provision for two AGM-137A Tri-Service Standoff Arrack Missiles and / or fuel tanks.

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    F-22 Raptor Achievements
    The F-22 has the ability to cruise at supersonic speeds.
    The Raptor will be the leading American air-to-air fighter of the new century.


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    F-22 Raptor Background
    Prior to its selection as winner of what was then known as the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) competition, the F-22 team conducted a 54-month demonstration/ validation (dem/val) program. The effort involved the design, construction and flight testing of two YF-22 prototype aircraft. Two prototype engines, the Pratt & Whitney YF119 and General Electric YF120, also were developed and tested during the program. The dem/val program was completed in December 1990.

    Much of that work was performed at Boeing in Seattle, Lockheed (now known as Lockheed Martin) facilities in Burbank, Calif., and at General Dynamics' Fort Worth, Texas, facilities (now known as Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems). The prototypes were assembled in Lockheed's Palmdale, Calif., facility and made their maiden flight from there. Since that time Lockheed's program management and aircraft assembly operations have moved to Marietta, Ga., for the EMD and production phases.

    A $9.55 billion contract for Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) of the F-22 was awarded to the industry team of Boeing and Lockheed Martin in August 1991. Contract changes since then have elevated the contract value to approximately $11 billion. Under terms of the contract, the F-22 team will complete the design of the aircraft, produce production tooling for the program, and build and test nine flightworthy and two ground-test aircraft.

    In February 1995, the Air Force customer approved the final design of the F-22 air vehicle and confirmed that the program was ready to proceed to fabrication and assembly. The Air Force plans to procure 339 F-22s, and production is scheduled to run through 2013.
    source :http://www.globalaircraft.org/planes/f-22_raptor.pl
    http://www.af.mil<--- this is a good website

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    F-22 Raptor Photos can be found at
    http://www.globalaircraft.org/planes/f-22_raptor.pl
     
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  3. Airplane dis freak

    Airplane dis freak Mouseketeer

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    Thunderbirds lose team member

    12/9/2005 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFPN) -- A staff sergeant stationed here with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, died in a San Diego house fire Dec. 8.

    Staff Sgt. Brad Coker, a dedicated crew chief died at approximately 3 a.m.

    Sergeant Coker was an important member of the Thunderbirds and a great American who served his country with pride. He will not be forgotten, Air Force officials said.

    There will be a memorial service held for the sergeant next week.
    Source: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123013458
     
  4. MuNkY

    MuNkY Momma don't cry. I just wanna stay high.

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    ^^^^Awww that blows. I saw the Thunderbirds before, and I thought they were better than the Blue Angles, (who used to practice like right above my house when they were in town).
     
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  6. MuNkY

    MuNkY Momma don't cry. I just wanna stay high.

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    Navy > All.
     
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  10. MuNkY

    MuNkY Momma don't cry. I just wanna stay high.

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    Pfft. Ships, Submarines, SEALS, Marines, their own air force you could say. :confused3
     
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    your dad or other relative in the Navy or something?
    My whole dad's side of the family has flown planes at one time or another.
    my dad used to be in the 318th, winners of the HUGHES TROPHY for 1984
     
  12. MuNkY

    MuNkY Momma don't cry. I just wanna stay high.

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    I have a stepdad that was in the Army right before Destert Storm.
    He doesn't like me. :rotfl2:

    I also have a grandpa that was in the Coast Guard during WWII. Another grandpa that was stationed in Germany during Veitnam.
     
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    how come yur so dedicated to the Navy then?
     
  15. MuNkY

    MuNkY Momma don't cry. I just wanna stay high.

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    It's my rebellious spirit.

    Also all my life I've been pushed to join the military. I don't want to die on the frontlines, so I'm not gunna be in the Army. I'd love to fly planes, but I'm too tall. So I figure if I ever go into the military, I'm going navy, and getting on a ship that will be hundreds of miles away from the front lines.

    I have a cousin though that is prolly gunna go into the Army though.
     
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    too tall!? how
    hundreds of miles away? (SNORT)
    the front line is where the fighting is
    it is not defined these days, it overlaps
    the front line is EVERYWHERE these days
     
  17. MuNkY

    MuNkY Momma don't cry. I just wanna stay high.

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    I'm going to be like 6'5" when all is said and done. Someone that tall won't exactly fit in a fighter Jet.
     
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    alright im signing off
    i found out that i can join the Civil Air Patrol at Otis ANGB...
     
  20. 2HOT2touch

    2HOT2touch The finishline is only the begining of a whole new

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    6'5"???? your tall!!!!!
     
  21. MuNkY

    MuNkY Momma don't cry. I just wanna stay high.

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    I'm like 6' now.
     

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