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F-22 Raptor Jet Fighters Around Las Vegas
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Identification: F-22 Raptor Jet Fighters are recognized by the short, pointy nose with the cockpit far out front, rectangular air intakes on the sides of the fuselage (opening is almost vertical when seen from the side), deltoid wings (not triangular), twin vertical tail fins that are angled outward, and splayed horizontal tail fins that look like the feet of a water turtle (the F-35 has triangular horizontal tail fins).

Mission: The F-22A Raptor is the newest Air Force fighter (but others are on the way). The F-22A is a stealth fighter, but unlike the F-117 Nighthawk, it is based on a conventional, high performance aerodynamic design. In this case, stealth is achieved by materials and coating rather than design. The Raptor is capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.

Characteristics:

  • Size: Length: 62 feet; Wingspan: 44 feet; Height: 17 feet
  • Crew: one
  • Unit cost: secret
  • Date Deployed: 2005
F-22 Raptor Jet Fighter
Nellis Red Flag 07-3 (Aug 2007)
F-22 Raptor
Open bomb doors during Nellis Air Show, Aviation Nation 2007
Note the deltoid wing shape.
Note the deltoid wing shape and paddle-like tail fins
AF-xx-091
Tail Code AK based at Elmendorf AFB, AK
AF-01-009
Tail Code ED based at Edwards AFB, CA
Tail Code FF
Tail Code FF based at Langly AFB, VA
49 OG
Tail Code HO bases at Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, NM
F-22 Raptor Jet Fighter
Tail Code OT based at Nellis AFB, NV
F-22 Raptor Jet Fighter
Tail Code TY based at Tyndall AFB, FL
WA-Nellis
Tail Code WA based at Nellis AFB, NV
F-22 Raptor
Nells Red Flag 11-2 (Jan 2011)
F-22 Raptor
Nells Red Flag 11-2 (Jan 2011)
F-22 Raptor
Nells Red Flag 11-2 (Jan 2011); Tail Code WA, Nells AFB
F-22 Raptor
Nells Red Flag 11-2 (Jan 2011); Tail Code WA, Nells AFB

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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