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Can't Get Enough F-22's?

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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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Here is your F-22 fix for today (In HD!) It has some nice close-up shots of the missile bays closing and aerial refueling........enjoy.



foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com...
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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 06:21 PM
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That is some pretty swish footage.

I love the landing gear folding up mere meters from the ground, so smooth and precise. Suddenly the cost makes sense when you see just how well this jet has been made, extremly impressive.

Shame there wasnt more vector thrust clips but hey, beautiful planes. (and nobody can deny)



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: Biigs

You should see how the B-2 gear retracts. One of the cooler things I got to see.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

catch that little censored part in the weapons bay? hmmmmm



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 06:36 PM
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Little more porn for everyones day...































posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 06:38 PM
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You can say what you want about war machines to kill people, but that is one sexy jet with some damned fine moves in flight.

Remember people, you dont actually have to fire any missiles to be hot ;P



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
zaph, do you know what that little compartment just behind the weapon's bay is? It was closing at the same time as the weapon's bay.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: boomer135

Show off.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

I'll watch it in a bit and see if I can tell.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

Looks like an access door for on the ground. The ejector system uses the aircraft hydraulic system to eject the weapons, so it might be an access point for that.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: Zaphod58
zaph, do you know what that little compartment just behind the weapon's bay is? It was closing at the same time as the weapon's bay.


It is the ICD bay for deploying flares.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 07:49 PM
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If it's not classified information, I would like to know how many missiles are carried in the internal weapon bays. No weapons on the wings? What is the primary role for the F-22?



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 07:50 PM
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a reply to: JesperA

Huh, cool. Learn something new every day.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: Mikeultra

It's an air superiority fighter.

Weapons

It CAN carry external weapons, but doesn't always, depending on if it's trying to be stealthy or not.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thats exactly the idea, they can be stealthy and carry external weapons but they are just as capable of carrying larger loads unstealthly (like any conventional jets) should they choose to.

versatility is the key here.



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 08:06 PM
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4:10 so badass!



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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 08:15 PM
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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.

Is the F-22 strictly an Air Force plane?



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: Mikeultra

I think the f-35 is more focused as a bomber capable stealth vehicle, where as the 22 is more about being agile and even more stealthy.

To be honest the navy F-35 (i dont know the name specifically) with the VTOL is far more sexy



posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: Mikeultra

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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posted on Jul, 9 2014 @ 08:24 PM
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Zaph's too fast. Answered before I did.


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