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F-22 Raptor

F-22 Raptor is a United States Air Force fighter aircraft produced by Lockheed Martin/Boeing.

The F-22 is a fifth generation fighter that is considered a fourth-generation stealth aircraft by the USAF.[ Its dual afterburning Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 turbofans incorporate pitch axis thrust vectoring, with a range of ±20 degrees. The maximum thrust is classified, though most sources place it at about 35,000 lbf (156 kN) per engine.Maximum speed, without external weapons, is estimated to be Mach 1.82.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 62 ft 1 in (18.90 m)
  • Wingspan: 44 ft 6 in (13.56 m)
  • Height: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)
  • Wing area: 840 ft² (78.04 m²)
  • Airfoil: NACA 64A 05.92 root, NACA 64A 04.29 tip
  • Empty weight: 43,430 lb (19,700 kg
  • Loaded weight: 64,460 lb (29,300 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 83,500 lb (38,000 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 Pitch Thrust vectoring turbofans, 35,000+ lb (156+ kN) each
  • Fuel capacity: 18,000 lb (8,200 kg) internally, or 26,000 lb (11,900 kg) with two external fuel tanks

Performance

  • Maximum speed:
    • At altitude: Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h)
    • Supercruise: Mach 1.82 (1,220 mph, 1,963 km/h)
  • Range: 1,600 nmi (1,840 mi, 2,960 km) with 2 external fuel tanks
  • Combat radius: 410 nmi (471 mi, 759 km)
  • Ferry range: 2,000 mi (1,738 nmi, 3,219 km)
  • Service ceiling 65,000 ft (19,812 m)
  • Wing loading: 66 lb/ft² (322 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.08 (1.26 with 50% fuel)
  • Maximum g-load: -3.0/+9.0 g
Armament
  • Guns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A2 Vulcan Gatling gun in starboard wing root, 480 rounds
  • Air to air loadout:
    • 6× AIM-120 AMRAAM
    • 2× AIM-9 Sidewinder
  • Air to ground loadout:
    • 2× AIM-120 AMRAAM and
    • 2× AIM-9 Sidewinder and one of the following:
      • 2× 1,000 lb (450 kg) JDAM or
      • 2× Wind Corrected Munitions Dispensers (WCMDs) or
      • 8× 250 lb (110 kg) GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs
  • Hardpoints: 4× under-wing pylon stations can be fitted to carry 600 US gallon Sargent Fletcher drop tanks or weapons, each with a capacity of about 5,000 lb (2268 kg).

Avionics

  • RWR (Radar warning receiver): 250 nmi (463 km) or more
  • Radar: 125-150 miles (200-240 km) against 1 m² targets (estimated range)

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