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Bill Sweetman wrote in his book F-22 Raptor that the Air Force, when drafting the requirements for the ATF, demanded that the new fighter have a combat radius of 700 nm and fly the portion of that 700 nm over hostile territory at supersonic speeds (about 300 miles in and out). The official F-22 website states an airforce requirement of 260+100 nm. Has the service degraded actually its aircraft specification by nearly 50%?