Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor

The Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor is the world's first stealthy air dominance fighter.  Its radar, weapons control and electronic warfare systems work together as one integrated unit.  The Raptor combines stealth, maneuverability and the ability to fly long distances at supersonic speeds -- or "supercruise" -- in performance of air superiority and air-to-ground missions.   Furthermore, it requires less maintenance than older fighters. 

This aircraft (S/N 91-4003) was one of nine F-22s built for Engineering, Manufacture and Development (EMD) testing, and it rolled off the Lockheed Martin assembly line in Georgia on May 22, 1999.   Assigned to the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the aircraft made its first flight on March 6, 2000.   After completing its phase in the test program, this aircraft came to the museum in January 2007.   It is painted to represent an F-22A flown by the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Va.

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