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100th F-22
« on: September 06, 2007, 04:18:16 AM »
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F-22 Raptors fly in formation. Lockheed Martin delivered the 100th F-22 to the Air Force Aug. 29 in Marietta, Ga., and the latest aircraft will be assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers)
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9/4/2007 - MARIETTA, Ga. (AFPN) -- Air Force officials received the 100th F-22 Raptor from Lockheed Martin in Aug. 29 ceremonies in Marietta.

The milestone aircraft -- Air Force serial number 05-0100 -- will be assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska

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Re: 100th F-22
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 08:36:40 AM »
"...The F-22 is a testament to the skills of engineers and technicians from more than 1,000 companies across America," said Larry Lawson, the Lockheed Martin executive vice president and F-22 program general manager. "

This is good. I am afraid that production moves to fast and until the 183 next aircrafts we have little time. Does anyone know when the 1st delivered?

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Re: 100th F-22
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 12:42:14 AM »
I know they were operational in 2005... :-\
It's time to dive in the fireworks!

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Re: 100th F-22
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2007, 11:00:37 AM »
Well, now there's a hundred of me.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 100th F-22
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2007, 02:26:05 PM »
I think the Raptor costs way too much

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Re: 100th F-22
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2007, 03:39:40 PM »
Hi Hornet welcome aboard
The overall cost isn't much higher then a Typhoon really with all the upgrades and goodies added in.   An aircraft that beats six F-15C at the same time daily and knowing the general chuck of sky the F-22 in to, it's and does it all the time.   These F-15C pilots are good top of the line pilots that don't like to lose like any fighter pilot keep that in mind and that train for air to air 99 percent of the time, that's some feat.   Little information is really released on the F-22 internal bay their are/will be many powerful nasty weapons which can be launched from it.   

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Re: 100th F-22
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007, 10:27:37 AM »
nonpilot is right. Although for an air force that wishes to arm its entire ADF fleet with F-22s, yes it might be a little pricey.
But honestly, if you use the best of the best strategically, you'd have a force like nothing on earth. Oh wait that's the RSAF motto.

Huh, in any case. The F-117 cost way too much and it can only do so much devastation to the enemy. Or say the F-14. Way good fighter. Maintainence cost would probably have made it a much more costly fighter than the F-22 on a whole. You getting my point here?

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