F-22 Database and photo thread

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Unread post10 Jan 2020, 17:57

mixelflick wrote:Does anyone know where the X-32 demonstrator(s) are today, such that I never make the mistake of having to see it "in person"?


One in Dayton Ohio USAF museum and at Patuxent River Maryland at the USN Air Museum.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_X-32

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The best looking JSF was all but a concept design from Northrop Grumman. It obviously kept the V-tail design from its YF-23. The wing design/layout is very unique.
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F-22 inflight refueling an the coversation with boom operators
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Unread post10 Jan 2020, 18:22

Actually, that is the last McDD JAST design (w BAE and NG).
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Unread post22 Jan 2020, 14:38

Josh "CABO" Gunderson will be the new F-22 Raptor Demo Team pilot and commander for the 2020-2021 seasons. Flew F-15Cs before transitioning to the F-22 in 2014.
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Gunderson practicing.
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Sam Eckholm, Lt, USAF, F-22 Raptor Demo Team:
Just the most lethal fighter aircraft in the world.

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Over the Statue of Liberty.
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Unread post03 Feb 2020, 14:24

Artsy (Credit to MJ Felter)
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Do a barrel roll:
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Neat view:
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Hey there Great Grandpa. Can you go any faster?
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Unread post07 Feb 2020, 18:47

F-22s and USAF Special Operations, Emerald Warrior.
http://soldiersystems.net/2020/02/07/sp ... -fighters/
If an aircraft is behind enemy lines and running low on fuel, a forward area refueling point may be necessary to refuel that aircraft and carry out the mission.
Behind those enemy lines, Special Tactics Airmen are relied on to survey the area of interest to ensure the aircraft can land and be refueled. Special Tactics teams can assess, open, and control major airfields to clandestine dirt strips in either permissive or hostile locations, providing strategic access for our nation’s military.
For the first time, aircrew with the 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, along with a team of Special Tactics Airmen carried out a simulated FARP for F-22 Raptors assigned to Pacific Air Forces’ 3rd Wing in an extreme cold weather environment during Emerald Warrior at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, January 21- 31.

“The ability to refuel aircraft at forward airfields and in austere environments is a critical element of Agile Combat Employment,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Davis, commander of the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. “Practicing this capability with Special Tactics operators enhances our interoperability with the special operations community and increases our ability to generate combat power in a contested environment. Special Tactics operators are uniquely suited to seize and control airfields, and demonstrating our ability to conduct forward area refueling in challenging arctic conditions takes ACE to new heights.”

The training familiarized Special Tactics operators with the Air Force’s fifth-generation aircraft, providing unmatched lethality and adaptability to the warfighter.

“F-22s and F-35s were designed to compete and win against advanced adversaries,” said a Special Tactics officer. “Working with the newest and most advanced fighters in the Air Force provides [Special Tactics] the opportunity to maintain technological edge and develop the tactics, techniques and procedures needed in order to leverage their full capabilities.”
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Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command directed exercise focusing on irregular warfare in a joint, NATO combined realistic environment. This training hones special operations forces’ air and ground combat skills and the development of improved tactics, techniques and procedures, while strengthening relationships for future deployments.


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Unread post10 Feb 2020, 14:13

I changed the title of this thread and added "photo" as I think it better encompass the intent of this topic. If you have a photo(s) of the F-22 you want to add / share, please post it. It will more than likely show the aircraft number which fulfills the intent of the op's thread.
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Unread post10 Feb 2020, 14:34

The F-22 Raptor Demo Team is currently in Singapore. They are there to participate in the 2020 Singapore Airshow, which will be from 15-16 Feb. This will kick off the team's 2020 season and will be the first time Cabo's flies the demo profile as commander of the team.

It's interesting this year will also have the PLAAF's Ba Yi Air Demo Team with their J-10 fighters.
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Don't know if they still have females pilots on their team.
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The Singapore Airshow is the largest defense exhibition and biennial international trade show in the Pacific.

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Unread post10 Feb 2020, 14:47

Hello there!
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Unread post15 Feb 2020, 14:02

HH 047 & 057 being recovered at the 2020 Singapore Airshow.
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Let's go (FF 161).
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Hawaiian F-22s and Luke's Lightnings combined forces against deployed 18th Aggressors from Alaska for the just completed Exercise Pacific Raptor at JBPH.

TY 080 with Luke Lightning just taking off.
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Unread post15 Feb 2020, 14:13

F-22 Raptor deployment to Al Udeid Air Base makes history.

Airmen and F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar in early July 2019, marking the first-ever fifth-generation fighter aircraft deployment to AUAB.

The deployment was a total force effort consisting of Airmen from the 1st Fighter Wing and the 192nd Wing at JBL-E. Over a period of six months, the Guardsmen and active duty Airmen achieved many milestones while delivering decisive airpower throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

With approximately 48 hours’ notice, the deployment was one of the fastest and largest ever for fifth-generation fighter aircraft in CENTCOM history,” said Lt. Col. David Bonn, 379th Expeditionary Operations Group deputy commander.

Fifth-generation aircraft deployments bring a variety of challenges that were new to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, requiring Airmen from across AUAB to adapt and overcome, according to Bonn. Keeping the aircraft operational and performing maintenance in high heat environments is more difficult. Requirements for security are more stringent and the supply chain is more complex.

Despite these challenges, the Airmen hit the ground running, flying their first mission within 72 hours. They also recorded the most-ever F-22 flying missions in a month and the highest utilization rate in CENTCOM history.

With 12 aircraft, making up only a small portion of the United States Air Force F-22 inventory, the squadron accounted for 11 percent of total flying missions and 30 percent of total flying hours while supporting operations across the CENTCOM AOR.

“From logistics and security forces to operations and maintenance, this deployment has been a runaway success,” said Bonn. “It took our base coming together to receive these jets and begin turning missions in record time.”

Over a 180-day period the squadron set the standard for future F-22 employment.

They were called on by the combatant commanders to deliver air superiority, deter adversaries, and demonstrate America’s commitment to our regional partners.” said Bonn. “During moments of instability in this region, F-22 air dominance has been an absolute certainty.”

As part of CENTCOM and U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing delivers airpower to provide deterrence and stability throughout the AOR.


FF jets preparing to launch.
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FF 173. Thumbs up.
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149th FS flagship.
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Unread post15 Feb 2020, 21:26

Great pics!! Thanks for posting!!
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Unread post17 Feb 2020, 14:35

Thanks firebase!
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Unread post17 Feb 2020, 14:43

Couple of years back, Ford modified an F150 into F-22 Raptor mode.
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F150: "With the F-22 mods, I have 545HP and 660lb torque. On average speed, I can cover about 1 mile a minute!"

F-22: *LAUGHS*
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Unread post17 Feb 2020, 14:49

Meanwhile at the Singapore Airshow...

Cabo with a Republic of Singapore Air Force member:
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Deployed team
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Turning and burning
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