flateric wrote:A question to who may know - why this EAFB Raptor's nozzle exhaust have so strange light-colored pattern on the top flap? Not one you usually see - at least in my case. Or it's just effects of light?
popcorn wrote:Kryptid wrote:I actually have a book that claimed that the YF-22's nozzles could pitch differentially. Was the author wrong or was the feature simply removed for the production F-22A?
They are slaved to each other.. maybe one nozzle is open for maintenance..
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- An F-22A Raptor sits on the flightline during a Phase 1 exercise here Jan. 31. The operational readiness evaluation evaluates the 1st Fighter Wing's ability to prepare and deploy personnel, equipment and support assets to a combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Austin Knox)
It seems every photo I see of Raptors parked on the line, or F119s on display, the nozzles are open like #1 in that photo in question. The photo may have been taken during an engine run when only #2 was in operation?
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