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Can anyone shed some light on this

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posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 07:41 PM
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What's the function on this ?.





posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: TritonTaranis

It's the gun door. This was the high speed test of the door to make sure it would function properly.



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: TritonTaranis

I'm just taking a wild guess but maybe where it deploys flares or something. Don't some jets have decoys or some other such device for heatseeking missiles?



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TritonTaranis

It's the gun door. This was the high speed test of the door to make sure it would function properly.


that makes sense



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: rustyclutch

The chaff and flare dispensers are usually back by the engines, and sit flush with the fuselage. The F-22 uses an internally mounted M61A2 6 barrel gun, which is used on almost all US aircraft. That door is above the gun, and opens to allow the gun to be used.
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posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 09:18 PM
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Here's a pic of it in use, pretty slick!

www.flyfighterjet.com...



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Sounds pretty bad ass, learn something new everyday.



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: Fargoth

It has to be enclosed on stealth aircraft, because the gun barrels will reflect radar and increase the RCS. So they enclose it to hide it from radar.



posted on Jul, 8 2014 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: weavty1

Dude that photo is my new desktop. Completely bad ass.




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