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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A search was under way Wednesday for an overdue Air Force F-22 fighter jet based at a military facility near Anchorage.
Originally posted by susp3kt
I'll be the first to propose this idea.
Could this be a case of defection?
Times are getting tough. I'm sure some country would pay greatly for the aircraft so it can be back-engineered.
Originally posted by Khayal
Odd. I'd think if it was a case of defection that the military would know - surely they'd track a plane like that everywhere it went?
Originally posted by wisintel
reply to post by Now_Then
Actually from Alaska, if I'm not mistaken, it would be a pretty short flight to Russia?
Range: >1,600 nmi (1,840 mi, 2,960 km) with 2 external fuel tanks
Combat radius: 410 nmi (471 mi, 759 km)
Ferry range: 2,000 mi (1,738 nmi, 3,219 km)