Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is an American single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed exclusively for the United States Air Force.

The result of the USAF’s Advanced Tactical Fighter program, the aircraft was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but also has ground attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence capabilities.

Variants

YF-22A

Pre-production technology demonstrator for Advanced Tactical Fighter demonstration/validation phase; two were built.

F-22A

Single-seat production version, was designated F/A-22A in early 2000s.

F-22B

Planned two-seat variant, cancelled in 1996 to save development costs with test aircraft orders converted to F-22A.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

62 ft 1 in (18.92 m)

Wingspan

44 ft 6 in (13.56 m)

Height

16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)

Wing area

840 sq ft (78.04 m2)

Aspect ratio

2.36

Airfoil

NACA 6 series airfoil

Empty weight

43,340 lb (19,700 kg)

Gross weight

64,840 lb (29,410 kg)

Max take-off weight

83,500 lb (38,000 kg)

Fuel capacity

18,000 lb (8,200 kg) internally, or 26,000 lb (12,000 kg) with two 2× 600 US gal tanks

Powerplant

2 × Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 augmented turbofans, 26,000 lbf (116 kN) thrust each dry, 35,000 lbf (156 kN) with afterburner

Performance

Maximum speed

Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph, 2,414 km/h) at altitude

Mach 1.21, 800 knots (921 mph; 1,482 km/h) at sea level

Mach 1.82 (1,220 mph, 1,963 km/h) super cruise at altitude

Range

1,600 nmi (1,800 mi, 3,000 km) or more with 2 external fuel tanks

Combat range

460 nmi (530 mi, 850 km) clean with 100 nmi (115 mi, 185 km) in super cruise

590 nmi (679 mi, 1,093 km) clean subsonic

Ferry range

1,740 nmi (2,000 mi, 3,220 km)

Service ceiling

65,000 ft (20,000 m)

G limits

+9.0/−3.0

Wing loading

77.2 lb/sq ft (377 kg/m2)

Thrust/weight

1.08 (1.25 with loaded weight and 50% internal fuel)

Armament

Guns

1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A2 Vulcan rotary cannon, 480 rounds

Air-to-air mission load out

6× AIM-120 AMRAAM

2× AIM-9 Sidewinder

Air-to-ground mission load out

2× 1,000 lb (450 kg) JDAM

Or

8× 250 lb (110 kg) GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs

2× AIM-120 AMRAAM

2× AIM-9 Sidewinder

Hardpoints

4× underwing pylon stations can be fitted to carry 600 U.S. gallon (2,270 L) drop tanks or weapons, each with a capacity of 5,000 lb (2,270 kg).

Avionics

AN/APG-77 or AN/APG-77(V)1 radar

125–150 miles (201–241 km) against 1 m2 (11 sq ft) targets (estimated range),

250 miles (400 km) in narrow beams

AN/AAR-56 Missile Launch Detector (MLD)

AN/ALR-94 radar warning receiver (RWR)

250 nautical miles (460 km) or more detection range

Integrated CNI Avionics

MJU-39/40 flares for protection against IR missiles.

 

 

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