Any news about these birds ?
05 4100 AK or HO ?
06 4108 and 4110 AK 90th or 525th ?
07 4132 ghost bird ?
07 4145 to 4148
THANKS for any update !
(nb 05 4104 now a HO bird)
Any news about these birds ? 05 4100 AK or HO ? 06 4108 and 4110 AK 90th or 525th ? 07 4132 ghost bird ? 07 4137 07 4138 07 4142 07 4145 to 4148 07 4150 08 4151 THANKS for any update ! (nb 05 4104 now a HO bird)
4108 and 4110 are 525 birds. 4137-4151 are 90th jets.
For the record; especially given the premature shut-down of F-22 fleet procurement, I have a personal problem with annoucing and updating play-by-play, strategic F-22 tail numbers and deployments, etc...
Perhaps USAF would concur? Maybe I'm just misreading it.
Everyone already knows how many are being produced and tail (code/block) numbers are public domain...especially considering both the Air Force and Lockheed Martin release them and sometimes update that information online. No one has posted anything concerning deployments here.
There's no difference knowing Raptor tail numbers compared to Vipers or eagles or warthogs....... Numbers of PAI have nothing to do with it. Like checksixx said, LM and the AIR FORCE its self have already released tail numbers and locations. Nothing was posted about deployments or TDYs or anything of that sort. Not to mention strategic and tactical are two totally different things. And no, knowing tail numbers at bases is not going to be a huge strategic loss for us and lose the war. What the Air Force doesn't tell you is what tail numbers are where at any one time (spares, loans, BAI) and what they're doing there. That's where things differ. Knowing which tails are assigned to which base is not an issue. If the Air Force didn't want you to know assigned bases/tail nubers, there would be no base codes OR serial numbers painted on the tails.