posted on Dec, 11 2008 @ 08:06 AM
WEll I got another photoshopped image of a F-22 that was found by one of our members "121200".
The images has been altered to appear more like the proposed F/B-22 version.
The image was pulled off of this site - www.ausairpower.net...
and the explanation of the image was as follows.
The FB-22A 'regional bomber' is a enlarged derivative of the F-22A with a larger wing, proposed primarily to provide a stealthy,
supercruising F-111/FB-111A class strike platform (U.S. Air Force original)
Needless to say most of you who are familiar with the B version proposal know that it never got off the drawing board after the 2002 proposal to the
USAF. The proposal was dropped completely after the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review. Thats at least the "facts" of the history of the concept. So
where did this image come from then?
On closer inspection of the image a couple things turn up. One is that the tag given to this photo is the following "Proposed F/B-22 (Artwork (c)
2003 Carlo Kopp)". Carlo is a analyst for the many projects that go on in the RAAF. So it would appear that this photo was either create by or for Mr
Kopp. The end title to the explanation given though is more then a bit misleading "(U.S. Air Force original)".
Here is a standard F-22 image from a similar angle during the first SBD test. If compared to the above image you may notice the following: the fake
appears to have 2 landing gear doors, the fake appears to have had identification cleaned off the tail also the fake image appears to repeat identical
highlights off the side missile doors.
I'm interested in tracking down some additional details though. So anyones help with any of the following questions posted would be great.
-What munition is the "B model" dropping in this image? Its not the SBD and to the best of my knowledge thats the only munition that could be
carried at such a high # by a 22.
-Does anyone know of the original photo that this was manipulated from? I'm thinking it would have to be from a AMRAAM or GPS guided bomb test of the
-Any other information that anyone else has would be great.