The F-22 Raptor is a single seat , twin engine , fifth- generation , stealth fighter jet developed by Lockheed-Martin for the USAF ( United States Air Force). Lockheed-Martin F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet is a combination of speed , stealth , air superiority and agility , which makes it the best fighter aircraft in the world.
The aircraft was designed as air superiority fighter which has ground attack and electronic warfare capabilities making it more advance than any other fighter jet .
Lockheed Martin is the prime contractors that builts and assembles the parts of the F-22 jets under the Advance Tactical Fighter Program of USAF(includes over 1,000 subcontractors and providing over 95,000 jobs).
You would be suppried to know that the Lockheed Martin F-22 raptor is Collier Award winner jet.
The Raptor was awarded the Air Force Association’s 2015 John R. Alison Award for its excellence towards its service for the nation as a major and anormous aircraft.
Lockheed-Martin F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet Specifications :
|Length||62 ft / 18.9 m|
|Wing span||44.5 ft / 13.56 m|
|Height||16.67 ft / 5.08 m|
|Wing area||840 ft / 78.04 m|
|Horizontal Tail Span||29 ft / 8.84 m|
|Engine Thrust Class||35,00 lb / 15,876 kg|
|Speed||Mach 2 ( 2.960 km)|
|Range||1,600 nm (2,960 Km )|
|Unit cost||US$150 million|
|Max. takeoff weight||Max. takeoff weight|
|Internal Fuel||18,000 lb / 8,200 kg|
|Power Plant||2 x Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 turbofan|
|Empty Weight||43,340 lb / 19,700 kg|
|Service CEiling||2,000 m|
Thrust : 1.08
- BAE Systems EI&S AN/ALR-94 electronic warfare system.
- Northrop Grumman AN?APG-77 active electronically scannedarray (AESA) radar.
- AN/AAR-56 infrared &Ultravoilet Missile Launch Detector (MLD).
- Communication between F-22 jets is through highly secure INTRA-Flight Data Link (IFDL).
Lockheed-Martin F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet Cockpit :
F-22 is having a glass cockpit with digital flight instruments . It is having a head-up display which helps to provide a wid view to the pilot . It consists of LED panels (six colors).