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HA2818 Lockheed F-22 Raptor AF 10194, 94th FS, 1st FW, Langley AFB, Virginia

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.

The 94th FS, 1st FW have called Langley AFB, Virginia home since June 1975. The 94th was created at Kelly Field, Texas in August 1917 as the 94th Aero Squadron. In April 1918 the squadron became known as the “Ring In The Hat” Squadron and was home to several Aces such as 1st Lt. Eddie Rickenbacker “America’s Ace Of Aces”. In 2005 the 94th FS began their transition to the F-22 Raptor with 10-4194 c/n 645-4194 being the last F-22 delivered to the 94th FS.

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.