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<!--BEGIN SPECIFICATIONS--> F-22 Raptor Specifications Primary Function: Fighter, air dominance Contractor: Boeing and Lockheed Martin Crew: Model F-22A will carry one crewperson Unit Cost: N/A Powerplant Two Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 engines (155.69 kN / 35,000 lb st with afterburning each) Dimensions Length: 62 ft 1 inch Wingspan: 44 ft 6 inches Height: 16 ft 5 inches Weights Empty: N/A Maximum Takeoff: 60,000 lb (27216 kg) Performance Speed: Mach 2 class Ceiling: 50,000 ft (15240 m) Range: N/A Armament One internal M61A2 20-mm cannon, three internal weapons bays, underside bay for four AIM-120A AMRAAMs and two lateral intake bays each with two AIM-9M sidewinder AAMs. Revised bays for 1,000 lb JDAMs replacing two AIM-120s and AIM-9X AAMs. Four underwing stores stations with provision for two AGM-137A Tri-Service Standoff Arrack Missiles and / or fuel tanks. <!--END SPECIFICATIONS--> <!--BEGIN ACHIEVEMENTS--> F-22 Raptor Achievements The F-22 has the ability to cruise at supersonic speeds. The Raptor will be the leading American air-to-air fighter of the new century. <!--END ACHIEVEMENTS--> <!--BEGIN FEATURES--> <!-- F-22 Raptor Features --> <!--END FEATURES--> <!--BEGIN BACKGROUND--> F-22 Raptor Background Prior to its selection as winner of what was then known as the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) competition, the F-22 team conducted a 54-month demonstration/ validation (dem/val) program. The effort involved the design, construction and flight testing of two YF-22 prototype aircraft. Two prototype engines, the Pratt & Whitney YF119 and General Electric YF120, also were developed and tested during the program. The dem/val program was completed in December 1990. Much of that work was performed at Boeing in Seattle, Lockheed (now known as Lockheed Martin) facilities in Burbank, Calif., and at General Dynamics' Fort Worth, Texas, facilities (now known as Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems). The prototypes were assembled in Lockheed's Palmdale, Calif., facility and made their maiden flight from there. Since that time Lockheed's program management and aircraft assembly operations have moved to Marietta, Ga., for the EMD and production phases. A $9.55 billion contract for Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) of the F-22 was awarded to the industry team of Boeing and Lockheed Martin in August 1991. Contract changes since then have elevated the contract value to approximately $11 billion. Under terms of the contract, the F-22 team will complete the design of the aircraft, produce production tooling for the program, and build and test nine flightworthy and two ground-test aircraft. In February 1995, the Air Force customer approved the final design of the F-22 air vehicle and confirmed that the program was ready to proceed to fabrication and assembly. The Air Force plans to procure 339 F-22s, and production is scheduled to run through 2013. Source: http://www.af.mil <!--END BACKGROUND-->
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