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F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor is the first 5th generation fighter aircraft to enter service with the United States Air Force. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, using advanced low-observable technologies that provide significantly improved survivability and lethality. The combination of sleek aerodynamic design and increased thrust allows the F-22 to cruise at supersonic airspeeds, which greatly expands its operating envelope in both speed and range over current fighters.
F-22 Raptor Copyright © Tech. Sgt. Michael Holzworth, U.S. Air Force

Status

In active service

Contractors

Primary contractor: Lockheed Martin
Primary contractor: Boeing

Crew

1 Pilot

Weapon systems

Cannon
M61A2 Vulcan 20mm Gatling Cannon (480 rounds)
Weapon bays
Internal Main Weapon Bay
» AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
» Joint Direct Attack Munition
» GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb
2 x Internal Side Weapon Bay (1 hardpoint each)
» AIM-9 Sidewinder
Hardpoints (significantly reduces stealth capability)
4 x Under-wing Hardpoint
» AIM-9 Sidewinder
» AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
» Joint Direct Attack Munition
» GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 18.9 meters 62 feet
Wingspan: 13.6 meters 44.5 feet
Height: 5.1 meters 16.67 feet
Weight
Weight: ~19 660 kilograms 43 340 pounds
Maximum takeoff weight: ~37 900 kilograms 83 500 pounds
Features
Power plant: two Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 turbofan engines (with afterburners and two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles)
Thrust: 15 876 kilogram class (each engine) 35 000 pound class (each engine)
Fuel capacity (internal): ~8 160 kilograms 18 000 pounds
Speed: Mach 2 class (with supercruise capability)
Ceiling: 15 000+ meters 50 000+ feet
Ferry range: 1 600+ nautical miles (3 000+ kilometers (with 2 external fuel tanks)) (1 840+ miles (with 2 external fuel tanks))