The USAF developed a requirement for a new air superiority fighter to replace the F-15 Eagle.
Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF). The aircraft is constructed using 39% titanium, 24% composite
material, 16% aluminum and 1% thermoplastic by weight. All these components contribute to the
F-22 being a light weight, extremely maneuverable, extremely fast aircraft that uses stealth
technology. The F-22 is also capable of ground attack, electronic warfare and signals intelligence.

Formed in 1917 as the 90th Aero Squadron at Kelly Field, Texas and after 16 name changes they
became the 90th FS “Dicemen” with their squadron emblem a lucky 7 “Pair O’ Dice”. The 90th FS
is the fourth oldest fighter squadron in the USAF. The 90th FS is part the 3rd Wing and Air Force
Reserve Command 477th Fighter Group. Elmendorf replaced their F-15E Strike Eagles with 40
F-22s, 20 for the 90th FS and 20 for the 525th FS. F-22 09-4190 was produced in 2009 as
c/n 645-4190.


First flight - September 7, 1997

Planned Production - 750 aircraft initial program objective

Altered plan in 1990 - 648 aircraft

Altered plan in 1994 - 442 aircraft

In 1997 Department of Defense report – 339 aircraft

In 2006 the Pentagon wanted -183 aircraft

2008 approval for 4 additional aircraft bringing the total to 187

Number built as of August 2009 - 145 (187 planned)

Role - Air superiority fighter

Crew – (1) pilot

Performance
Engines – (2) Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 engines producing 35,000 lbst of thrust
Speed - Mach 1.8 (super cruise: Mach 1.5)
G Limit - +9 G
Ceiling - 60,000 ft   (18,290 m)
The F-22 and other fighters can reach this altitude, but only the F-22 can perform tactical
maneuvers at this level, which is about twice the altitude at which other jets can perform tactical
maneuvers.

Dimensions
Length - 62.08 ft   (18.90 m)
Height -16.67 ft   (5.08 m)
Wingspan - 44.5 ft   (13.56 m)
Wing Area - 840 sq ft   (78.04 sq m)
Horizontal Tail-span - 29 ft   (8.84 m)

Weights
Empty Weight - 31,670 lb   (14,365 kg)
Maximum Takeoff Weight - 60,000 lb   (27,000 kg)

Armament
Internal
(1)  20mm Cannon
(4)  AIM-9 Sidewinders (side weapon bays)
(4)  AIM-120A AMRAAM (internal ventral bay)
(6)  AIM-120Cs (internal ventral bay)
(6)  GBU-32 JDAM PGMs (internal ventral bay)
(8)  GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs (250lbs ea)
External
(4)  under-wing hard-points with a maximum of 5,000lbs   (2,270kg) of mission-specific weaponry
or fuel drop-tanks.
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Die-cast metal.
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Fully assembled.
Weapons that are not permanently attached.
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
Pilot figure
HOBBY MASTER COLLECTOR
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA2817
Lockheed F-22 Raptor
09-4190, 90th FS, 3rd Wing, PACAF,
Elmendorf AFB, Alaska