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FB-22 Raptor renamed F/A 22 Raptor

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posted on Jan, 31 2003 @ 03:35 AM
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The FB-22 has been renamed the F/A 22. All the same aircraft though.
Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a decision to dramatically cut total plane orders to possibly 200 from 400.




posted on Jan, 31 2003 @ 07:30 AM
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Originally posted by barba007
The FB-22 has been renamed the F/A 22. All the same aircraft though.
Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a decision to dramatically cut total plane orders to possibly 200 from 400.


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posted on Jan, 31 2003 @ 01:09 PM
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i didn't know there was a fighter-bomber version in the works, i figured they would do a conversion later like they always do



posted on Feb, 1 2003 @ 05:19 AM
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Well they originally had the F-22 ready to replace the
F-15 though the cost approx. $100 mill a pop so they have limited production of this aircraft. The FB-22 is a more viable option for the US airforce as these are state of the art, latest edition fighter bomber, The best. At very little cost they can convert the F-22 to a FB-22 and now the F/A 22.
Also did you know that the US Airforce has only 21 F-2 Bombers in its fleet, cut down from an order of more that 120!
The F/A 22 would be a nice and again Viable option for the US Airforce to fill in the gap.



posted on Feb, 1 2003 @ 07:28 AM
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The bomber version of the F-22 has become viable not because of the cost but because of the new weapons technologies ( ie. explosives, guidance etc ) allowing munitions to be stored internally.The Small Diameter Bomb is one of these projects.



posted on Feb, 2 2003 @ 07:13 PM
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Listen Mad, the only reason for any F/A 22(FB-22) being built always comes down to money.
Would you buy 4 JSF or 1 F-22?
That's what it comes down to. 1 JSF like you would already know costs approx. $25mill US.
Money talks my friend!!



posted on Feb, 2 2003 @ 09:50 PM
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Sure, price does come into the equation. However when building a bomber you want a decent payload and range. As the FB-22 is a stealth aircraft, it's payload has to be carried internally. With todays weapons, that payload would be realatively small and much less effective.
However, because of the advent of mini munitions, the F-22 has become viable as a bomber.



posted on Feb, 3 2003 @ 07:32 PM
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For us this is logical, though tell the US Government!
I damb well hope they bring the F/A 22 into full production, though I'm being very logical about how Governments think.
I'm Australian though I know well enough that if Bush has to be Re-elected he has to clean his budget up. He is spending far too much money already on Defence, he WILL cut down on spending.



posted on Feb, 5 2003 @ 07:55 AM
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The F/A designation appears to be an attempt to save the ever-dwindling order-book by emphsising alleged new capabilities.
A couple of decent links on the topic here:-
www.aerospaceweb.org...
www.defense-aerospace.com...



posted on Feb, 9 2003 @ 11:22 PM
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Can you tell me where the hell there going to find ANOTHER $25 Billion Tax payer dollars??



posted on Feb, 14 2003 @ 07:09 PM
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The F-22 sucks!! The YF-23 was a waaayyy better plane and it should have been the one to get the Govt's contract.

Just my humble opinion.



posted on Feb, 16 2003 @ 02:38 AM
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Find the monet and you have the planes.



posted on Feb, 17 2003 @ 05:14 AM
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posted on Feb, 22 2003 @ 07:27 PM
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HOWEVER.
We all know the F-22 is a computer with wings (
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Would it be possible for an experienced hacker to hack into the F-22's computer and # it up?



posted on Feb, 23 2003 @ 04:41 AM
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How can you hack the main computer of an aircraft, it's a closed circuit.

You'll have to get into the plane and connect a laptop computer to it.

Oh, and in case you seriously consider hacking an F-22.
Look how they protect those stealth aircraft...




GOOD LUCK



posted on Feb, 23 2003 @ 10:47 AM
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LOL

Far easier than hacking *every* F/A-22, is hacking Wall Street!

...and far more effective: erase all cotizations, and the USA (and probably more countries as well) will remind 1929 Great Crack as a walk in the park in comparison.



posted on Feb, 23 2003 @ 04:45 PM
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LETS DO IT!!!



posted on Mar, 23 2003 @ 02:27 AM
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