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US Air Force articles
« on: October 25, 2007, 04:29:04 AM »
I found this very interesting article about the F-22, take your time it's pretty long.   I'm on my second hour looking around enjoy.
February 2007 , Vol. 90, No. 2

I'll post the link to the story and to the web page listing other interesting articles can be found.

The F-22 Raptor isn’t a novelty anymore. It’s in squadron service, pulling duty around the world.
The Raptor in the Real World
By John A. Tirpak, Executive Editor

The beginning
In little more than a year, the Air Force has transformed its newly operational F-22 into something remarkable—a weapon of true intimidation. The Raptor has proved itself time and time again in USAF’s toughest wargames. In live exercises, it has trounced the best “opponents” USAF can muster. It hits them at unprecedented speeds and altitudes—and with impunity.   The F-22 does this while in the hands of operators—not test pilots, but rank and file fighter pilots. They consider it to be nearly as reliable as mature F-15 and F-16 fighters. Moreover, the Raptor has shown capabilities that may vastly amplify the power of the rest of the force.
In short, the F-22 is delivering on even the most ambitious claims made for it.

The full article
http://www.afa.org/magazine/feb2007/0207raptor.html

Ambush at Najaf  (Good reading)
http://www.afa.org/magazine/oct2003/1003najaf.asp

Many more can be found here
http://www.afa.org/magazine/perspectives.asp



 



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