Hobby Master 1-72 Air Power
HA2803B "Lockheed F-22 Raptor
192nd FW "Cripes A'Mighty"
(w/underwings 4 x AIM-120)"
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.
On March 12, 2010 an annual Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet was held at
Langley AFB, Virginia. For this occasion F-22A 04-4082, the flagship of the 192 FW Virginia ANG
unit was given a temporary blue nose paint scheme. The idea was to honor the 328th FS
stationed at Bodney, England in WWII. The scheme is a duplicate of the P-51D Cripes-a-Mighty
flown by Ace Major George Preddy who was a Commander of the 328th FS. The 192 FW was
derived from the 328th FS after WWII.
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
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)
Empty Weight - 31,670 lb (14,365 kg)
Maximum Takeoff Weight - 60,000 lb (27,000 kg)
(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)
(4) under-wing hard-points with a maximum of 5,000lbs (2,270kg) of mission-specific weaponry or fuel drop-tanks.