Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

Specifications

1st Flight 1997

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 takeoff 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

Hard points: 4× under-wing 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

Variants

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 (USAF).

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

YF-22A – pre-production technology demonstrator for Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) 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.

Naval F-22 variant – a planned carrier-borne variant of the F-22 with variable-sweep wings for the U.S. Navy’s Navy Advanced Tactical Fighter (NATF) program to replace the F-14 Tomcat.

Program was cancelled in 1991.

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