F-22 Photographs

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    Lt. Col. Wade Tolliver delivers the second permanent F/A-22 Raptor at Langley AFB on June 8th, 2005 Shortly after, Maj. Charles Corcoran delivered the base's third Raptor. Colonel Tolliver is the 27th Fighter Squadron director of operations, and Major Corcoran is a pilot with the squadron. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
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    Senior Airman Michael Breed and Staff Sgt. Scott Robert walk through rain and strong winds with an AIM-120 missile. The missile was removed from an F-22A Raptor during the pre-generation portion of the Phase 1 operational readiness exercise at Langley on Jan. 31st, 2006. [U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric T. Sheler]
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    An F-22A Raptor sits on the flightline during a Phase 1 exercise at Langley AFB on Jan. 31 2006. The operational readiness evaluation evaluates the 1st Fighter Wing's ability to prepare and deploy personnel, equipment and support assets to a combat environment. [USAF photo by SrA Austin Knox]
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    An F-22A Raptor from Langley Air Force Base, Va., refuels with a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell AFB, Kan., during the Raptor's first operational mission Jan. 21. The mission was flown in support of Operation Noble Eagle. The KC-135 was flown by the 18th Air Refueling Squadron. The F-22A was with the 27th Fighter Squadron. [U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Maurice Hessel]
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    This F-22A Raptor #03-4058 from the 27th FS at Langley AFB fires an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile at an aerial target drone over the Gulf of Mexico during a Combat Archer mission February 14. 2006. This missile is one of the first fired from an F-22A Raptor. [USAF Photo by Master Sgt. Michael Ammons]
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    The first of 18 F-22s arrived at Hill AFB Friday April 7th 2006 to receive minor modifications. The F-22 Raptor is scheduled to depart Hill on May 11th, 2006. [Photo by Bill Orndorff]
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    Lt. Col. Bryan Turner and Maj. Thomas McAtee fly in formation with Lt. Col. Wade Tolliver during a training mission on Thursday, March 30, 2006. Pictured is F-22A #03-4050 off the coast of Virginia. [U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
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    Senior Airman Daniel Myers, Staff Sgt. Daphne Jaehn and Staff Sgt. John Davenport load an AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile on an F-22A Raptor recently in preparation for noise and vibration testing here. The Airmen are all part of the 412 Senior Airman Daniel Myers, Staff Sgt. Daphne Jaehn and Staff Sgt. John Davenport load an AIM-120D on F-22A Raptor #91-4008, recently in preparation for noise and vibration testing here. The Airmen are part of the 412th AMU and are assigned to the F-22 Combined Test Force weapons flight. [Photo by Kevin Robertson]
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    The pilot of F-22 03-041 on April 10, 2006 awaiting rescue from the cockpit. [USAF photo]
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    Tape lines have been added to the canopy of F-22 03-041 to guide rescuers in cutting the canopy to free the trapped pilot. [USAF photo]
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    Rescuers were forced to cut the canopy on F-22 03-041 to extract the pilot after the canopy failed to open by any other means. [USAF photo]
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    Rescuers were forced to cut the canopy on F-22 03-041 to extract the pilot after the canopy failed to open by any other means. [USAF photo]