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.


On October 8, 2017 six USAF F-22 Raptors arrived RAF Lakenheath with the purpose of
demonstrating their commitment to NATO and as a show of force to deter any actions that would
threaten the security of the region. On October 17, 2017 a further six F-22s arrived at RAF
Lakenheath and included in the second arrival was 09-4185 from the 27th FS “Fightin’ Eagles”.
After a brief stay at RAF Lakenheath six of the twelve F-22’s; including 09-4185, departed for
Langley on October 19, 2017.


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
HA2821
F-22A Raptor
AF 09185, 1st OG, Langley AFB, June 2017