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Tuesday Mar 17, 2009

Air Force Jet Heralds Fifth Generation of USA Made Fighters

F22 Raptor
photo courtesy US Air Force
Texas Govenor, Rick Perry states it well: "The F-22 program is an important economic engine for thousands of good paying, highly skilled jobs......".  "This F-22 is a model program; efficient, on-budget and ahead of schedule.  The F-22 Raptor is capable of defeating any enemy or surface-to-air missle that threatens our forces or our allies."
This video by Lockheed Martin tells that story:
Boeing and Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor Engine 2x Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 approx. 35,000lbs each Top Speed Mach 2 plus (estimated) Weight around 31,670lbs empty Wingspan 44 ft 6 inches Length 62 ft 1 inch Weapons AMRAAM, AIM9 Sidewinder and AIM120 air to air missiles, 20 mm gatling cannon. Country USA Crew One

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