Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA2811B
Lockheed F-22A Raptor
BuNo. 91-001, "Spirit of America"
(With underwing 4 x AIM-120)
The USAF developed a requirement for a new air superiority fighter to replace the F-15 Eagle.
Two proposals were submitted with the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor being selected as the new
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.


In 1986 Northrop and Lockheed Martin were each awarded a demonstration and concept
validation contract. The Lockheed YF-22 won over Northrop’s YF-23. The YF-22 first flew on
September 29, 1990 with the flight of the first production F-22 “Raptor” taking place on
September 7, 1997. This aircraft was number 91-4001 with a serial of 91-001 and named “Spirit
of America”. In October 1997 91-001 went to Edwards AFB in California for testing. What started
with 91-001 will end in 2013 when the last planned 438th F-22 is delivered.


Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor specifications

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
4 X under wings AIM-120
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
Pilot figure
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