a reply to: Zaphod58
Thanks for that link. I like the F-22 better than the F-35. I noticed in that link that it started out as F-22, but as of 2005 they call it F/A-22.
Does the attack part of fighter/attack mean that it was decided to also use it for attacking targets on the ground, but originally it was meant to be
strictly for air to air combat?
The F-14 and F-16 have just the fighter designation, while the F/A-18 was always F/A wasn't it? I recognized it was Nellis as soon as I saw the
mountains at the beginning of the 1st video. Dry barren ugly mountains.
The A has since been dropped IIRC making it just the F-22 again. Its similar to the F-15C, in that it has a limited ground attack capability, which
will almost never be used, at least not unless they have to.
The primary ground attack weapon for it is the Small Diameter Bomb, although it can carry other PGMs as well.
It's strictly Air Force.
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