F-22 Photographs

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    Rescuers extract the pilot of F-22A Raptor 03-4041 after cutting the canopy. The canopy was only cut as a last resort after all other options were exhausted. [USAF photo]
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    Debris littered the cockpit of F-22 Raptor 03-041 after maintence personnel were forced to cut the canopy to free the trapped pilot. [USAF photo]
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    Debris littered the cockpit of F-22 Raptor 03-041 after maintenance personnel were forced to cut the canopy to free the trapped pilot. [USAF photo]
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    Debris littered the cockpit of F-22 Raptor 03-041 after maintence personnel were forced to cut the canopy to free the trapped pilot. [USAF photo]
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    Debris littered the cockpit of F-22 Raptor 03-041 after maintence personnel were forced to cut the canopy to free the trapped pilot. [USAF photo]
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    Tech. Sgt. Lewis Hale, marshals an F-22A Raptor, the new ground instructional trainer aircraft at the 43rd Fighter Squadron, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. [U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Jon Quinlan]
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    An F-22A Raptor, the new ground instructional trainer aircraft at the 43rd Fighter Squadron, arrives at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. [U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Jon Quinlan]
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    An F-15 banks while a Raptor, borrowed from Tyndall AFB, Fla., by the 27th Fighter Squadron, flies to a training area off the Virginia coast last year. The 27th Fighter Squadron is nearing a full complement of Raptors. [USAF photo by TSgt. Ben Bloker]
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    SSgt. Jason Larkins of the 71st Fighter Squadron loads ammunition onto an F-15 at Langley. The F-22 can be serviced more easily than the F-15C it replaces. [USAF photo by SrA. Austin Knox]
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    An F-22 breaks away from an F-16 after completing a training mission at Nellis AFB, Nev. In a recent mission, a Raptor four-ship flew cross-country and went directly into simulated combat. The F-22 was airborne for nearly seven hours. [USAF photo by TSgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald]
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    SSgt. Jason McDonald (left), weapons load crew chief from the 27th FS, checks his technical orders after loading two Joint Direct Attack Munitions onto an F-22 at Hill AFB, Utah. During the exercises at Hill last fall, Raptors dropped a total of 22 JDAMs. [USAF photo by SSgt. Samuel Rogers]
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    An F-22 receives gas from a KC-10 tanker during a training sortie at Langley.The base has scheduled a substantial renovation of its main runway for this summer, so all of Langleys F-22s must go elsewhere for the duration. [USAF photo by TSgt. Ben Bloker]