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posted by davek on Oct 23

Time to end the Wings Over The Pacific series with one of my favorite fighter jets. Here is the F-22A Raptor. This is a single-seat, twin-engine all weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft used by the United States Air Force. It was designed primary as an air superiority fighter. It is the first aircraft to combine supercruise, maneuverability, stealth and sensor fusion into a single platform. It can hit exceed Mach 2 using its afterburners. It can carry an assortment of air to surface weapons (some pictured below). It was designed to be difficult to track via radar with its unique shape and radar absorbent materials. I was fortunate enough to be able to watch this jet fly by before and it is a definite sight to see if you get a chance.

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