The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems.
The aircraft was variously designated F-22 and F/A-22 during the years prior to formally entering USAF service in December 2005 as the F-22A. Despite a protracted and costly development period, the United States Air Force considers the F-22 a critical component of US tactical air power, and claims that the aircraft is unmatched by any known or projected fighter, while Lockheed Martin claims that the Raptor's combination of stealth, speed, agility, precision and situational awareness, combined with air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capabilities, makes it the best overall fighter in the world today. Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, former Chief of the Australian Defence Force, said in 2004 that the "F-22 will be the most outstanding fighter plane ever built.
â¢Highly detailed cockpit and weapons bay, which may be displayed open or closed
â¢Separate ejector seat rails in the cockpit
â¢Canopy frame features hydraulic assembly that raises and lowers the canopy
â¢Extensive scale touches in the main gear, nose gear and gear bays, right down to the hydraulic lines and ductwork
â¢Full pilot figure with two helmets
â¢Waterslide decals to reproduce one of three F-22s currently in service
â¢Photo-etched metal parts are available separately that add even more realism
â¢Impress your friends with this true-to-scale model of the U.S. Air Force's primary "air superiority" fighter!
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