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F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter Jet

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The F/A-22 is intended to replace the F-15 and become the next-generation fighter the Air Force. Together with F-23 competition is one of the first fighter designs optimized for stealth. It was also designed to "supercruise", ie fly at supersonic speeds without afterburners. The F/A-22 has a relatively conventional, with two flat sides tails and fuselage.

The engines are two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles. To maintain a low radar section, the armament is carried in internal weapons bays. First operational F-22 made its debut in December 2005. Plans for a naval version, intended to replace the F-14, with major changes in making the right aircraft for carrier use, have been shelved.