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Originally posted by WestPoint23
The Raptor does not need to carry a lot of bombs or A2S missiles. Its main role is Air superiority its not meant to attack a lot of things on the round.
The F-35 will be used for that until the F-35 comes on service the F-16 will have to do.
as posted by Jehosephat
I agree, there is a good idea of having a type of throwaway-stealth pod to use for initial AIM-120s. In fact from what i am thinking the F-22 is probly going ot be locking onto multiple targets at once and firing a salvo of missiles. Might help against a swarm tactic that is the one downfall of the F-22s tactics.