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F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed 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 with ground attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence capabilities. The prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, built most of the F-22's airframe and weapons systems and conducted final assembly, while Boeing provided the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems.

USAF officials consider the F-22 a critical component of the service's tactical air power. Its combination of stealth, aerodynamic performance, and situational awareness enable unprecedented air combat capabilities and originally planned to buy a total of 750 aircrafts, but in 2009, the program was cut to 187 operational production aircraft due to high costs, a lack of clear air-to-air missions due to delays in Russian and Chinese fighter programs, a ban on exports, and development of the more versatile F-35. The last F-22 was delivered in 2012.
Aerial view as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), flies Raptor 01-018, the first of 48 new F/A-22 Raptor`s assigned to Tyndall`s 325th FW. The flight, took place September 26, 2003, is a major milestone and will now enable the 43rd FS to begin formally training pilots to fly this next-generation fighter. The F/A-22 combines stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and many other features enabling a first look, first shot, first kill capability that will provide continued air dominance for generations to come
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A aerial port view of the Indian navy Destroyer GANGA (F 22) underway

A aerial port view of the Indian navy Destroyer GANGA (F 22) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A right front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) aircraft

A right front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) aircraft

A front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) airc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Bob Simons Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A close-up left front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) aircraft

A close-up left front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Figh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Bob Simons Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A close-up front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) aircraft

A close-up front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Bob Simons Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A right front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) aircraft

A right front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A close-up right front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) aircraft

A close-up right front view of a prototype YF-22 Advanced Tactical Fig...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Alan Wycheck Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air overhead view of the YF-22 advanced tactical fighter aircraft during a test flight. The aircraft represents the latest developments in stealth or low observable technology.

An air-to-air overhead view of the YF-22 advanced tactical fighter air...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A 37th Tactical Fighter Wing F-117 aircraft stands in Hangar 3. The aircraft is part of a display which also includes the B-2 bomber aircraft, F-22 tactical fighter aircraft and the advanced cruise missile. The exhibit has been assembled to provide members of Congress with an opportunity to view examples of stealth or "low observable" technology.

A 37th Tactical Fighter Wing F-117 aircraft stands in Hangar 3. The ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: George Air Force Base State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator: SMSGT. Douglas Gilbert Release Status:... more

An air-to-air right side view of an YF-22 advanced tactical fighter aircraft during a test flight. The aircraft represents the latest developments in stealth or "low observable" technology.

An air-to-air right side view of an YF-22 advanced tactical fighter ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A crew assigned to Rome Laboratory's Newport, NY test site prepares to hoist a modified YF-22 airframe to a pedestal for antenna measurement tests. During initial testing, over 400,000 antenna measurements will be taken

A crew assigned to Rome Laboratory's Newport, NY test site prepares to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Griffiss Air Force Base State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Larry A. Rocco Release Status: Relea... more

USAF Lieutenant General Richard Hawley, Principle Deputy to the Air Force's Acquisition Executive poses for a photograph in front of an YF-22 advanced tactical fighter aircraft. From AIRMAN Magazine February 1995 issue article "Streamlining Acquisition 101"

USAF Lieutenant General Richard Hawley, Principle Deputy to the Air Fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Rose Reynolds Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Hughes Aircraft Company employee, Steve DeLeon, looks into the world's most advanced, high-speed, computer system for use on board a fighter aircraft. Hughes delivered the F-22 Air Superiority Fighter's first Common Integrated Processor (CIP) last month. The CIP will act as the aircraft's computer "brain", hosting and executing software for the avionics systems

Hughes Aircraft Company employee, Steve DeLeon, looks into the world's...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Hughes Aircraft Co./T.W. Goosman ... more

A close-up view of the Common Integrated Processor which was developed for the F-22 jet fighter and is the equivalent of two Cray supercomputers. The CIP is a little larger than a 20-in television. It is the world's most advanced, high-speed computer system for use on board a fighter aircraft

A close-up view of the Common Integrated Processor which was developed...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Hughes Aircraft Co./T.W. Goosman ... more

A static display model of the YF-22 "Raptor", Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), sits on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base in preparation of the 50th Anniversary of the US Air Force. The future fighter of the Air Force will be on display at the air show

A static display model of the YF-22 "Raptor", Advanced Tactical Fighte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Brett K. Snow, USAF Release Status: ... more

A static display model of the YF-22 "Raptor", Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), sits on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base in preparation of the 50th Anniversary of the US Air Force. The future fighter of the Air Force will be on display at the air show

A static display model of the YF-22 "Raptor", Advanced Tactical Fighte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Brett K. Snow, USAF Release Status: ... more

A static display model of the YF-22, "Raptor", Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), sits on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base in preparation of the 50th Anniversary of the US Air Force. The future fighter of the Air Force will be on display at the air show

A static display model of the YF-22, "Raptor", Advanced Tactical Fight...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Brett K. Snow, USAF Release Status: ... more

US Navy Aviation Boatswain Mate (Launch and Recovery Equipment Operator) 3rd Class (AB3) Joshua Schwandt signals a clear launch of an F-14 Tomcat from the ships port side catapult. Aboard the conventional aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) which is forward deployed in the Persian Gulf to enforce UN sanctions against Iraq during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 22 February 1998

US Navy Aviation Boatswain Mate (Launch and Recovery Equipment Operato...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Independence (CV 62) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Brian J. Hoosack, USN Release Status: Released to P... more

A F-22 Raptor makes one final pass before returning to Edwards Air Force Base, California, on March 1ST, 1999, to undergo further testing as part of the F-22 Combined Test Force including Lockheed, Boeing and Pratt and Whitney

A F-22 Raptor makes one final pass before returning to Edwards Air For...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Andrew Dunaway Ii, USAF Releas... more

US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Johanna Farmer, Life Support Technician for the Combined Test Force of the F-22 Raptors at Edwards Air Force Base, California, preps a new helmet on March 1ST, 1999, which is lighter and neutralizes cockpit noise electronically

US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Johanna Farmer, Life Support Technician for...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Andrew Dunaway Ii, USAF Releas... more

US Air Force MASTER Sergeants Tom Diaz and Mark Rediker, Armament Systems Evaluators with the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force, discuss the hydraulic system in the F-22 weapons bay doors at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on March 1ST, 1999

US Air Force MASTER Sergeants Tom Diaz and Mark Rediker, Armament Syst...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Lono Kollars, USAF Release Sta... more

US Air Force MASTER Sergeant Joseph Chew, F-22 dedicated Crew CHIEF, walks ahead of his F-22 Raptor as it's towed for an early morning test flight on March 1ST, 1999, at the F-22 Combined Test Force Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, California

US Air Force MASTER Sergeant Joseph Chew, F-22 dedicated Crew CHIEF, w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Andrew Dunaway Ii, USAF Releas... more

This patch represents the F-22 Raptor which is currently being tested by the F-22 Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The F-22 is the replacement for the F-15 Eagle air superiority fighter and will become operational early in the next century

This patch represents the F-22 Raptor which is currently being tested ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Lono Kollars, USAF Release Sta... more

US Air Force and contract maintainers with the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, California, stand by as a F-22 pilot prepares for a test flight on March 1ST, 1999

US Air Force and contract maintainers with the F-22 Raptor Combined Te...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Andrew Dunaway Ii, USAF Releas... more

US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dave Nelson, F-22 Raptor test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base, California, dons flight gear to prepare for a test flight on March 1ST, 1999, as part of the F-22 Combined Test Force including Lockheed, Boeing and Pratt and Whitney

US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dave Nelson, F-22 Raptor test pilot at...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Andrew Dunaway Ii, USAF Releas... more

Brigadier General (BGEN) Hugh Forsythe, Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) advisor to United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), smiles for the camera prior to his orientation ride in a F-15E Strike Eagle from the 494th Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom. BGEN Forsythe was visiting the base to get a familiarization of the bases' mission and to be briefed on the future of the F-22 Raptor program

Brigadier General (BGEN) Hugh Forsythe, Individual Mobilization Augmen...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Tony R. To... more

Brigadier General (BGEN) Hugh Forsythe, Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) advisor to United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), left, and Major Bruce Smith, a pilot from the 494th Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, pose for a picture prior to their flight in a F-15E Strike Eagle. BGEN Forsythe was visiting the base to get a familiarization of the bases' mission and to be briefed on the future of the F-22 Raptor program

Brigadier General (BGEN) Hugh Forsythe, Individual Mobilization Augmen...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Tony R. To... more

Civilian spectators and US Air Force (USAF) personnel take a close look at the first USAF F/A-22 Raptor to arrive at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV)

Civilian spectators and US Air Force (USAF) personnel take a close loo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Air Combat Command Scene Camera Oper... more

US Air Force (USAF) personnel chock and ground the first USAF F/A-22 Raptor to arrive at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV)

US Air Force (USAF) personnel chock and ground the first USAF F/A-22 R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Air Combat Command Scene Camera Oper... more

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Gregory Auzenne, Crewchief, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), greets USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) David Rose, Pilot, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group (TEG) as he arrives with the first USAF F/A-22 Raptor to Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Gregory Auzenne, Crewchi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Air Combat Command Scene Camera Oper... more

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jeffrey Simpson, Crewchief, places the ladder at the cockpit for USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), to exit the F/A-22 Raptor. This is the first Raptor (number 18) delivered to the US Air Force. It is now part of the 43rd FS responsible for training pilots to fly the new air superiority fighter

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jeffrey Simpson, Crewchi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: Lisa C... more

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) sits on the tarmac just after landing. Visible under the wings are the F-15C Eagle fighter jets of the 95th Fighter Squadron (FS). This is the first F/A-22 Raptor delivered to the Air Force. It will become part of the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) which will be responsible for training pilots to fly the new air superiority fighter

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) sits on the tarmac j...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: Steve ... more

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) performs a low pass over the flightline before landing. This is the first F/A-22 Raptor delivered to the Air Force. It will become part of the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) which will be responsible for training pilots to fly the new air superiority fighter. The plane is piloted by USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL)

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) performs a low pass ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: Steve ... more

Raptor (number 18), the first F/A-22 delivered to the US Air Force (USAF), sits on the ramp after landing at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), as the ground crew checks over the aircraft

Raptor (number 18), the first F/A-22 delivered to the US Air Force (US...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: Lisa C... more

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) taxis by USAF F-15C Eagle fighter jets of the 95th Fighter Squadron (FS) after landing. This is the first F/A-22 Raptor delivered to the Air Force. It will become part of the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) which will be responsible for training pilots to fly the new air superiority fighter. The plane is piloted by USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL)

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) taxis by USAF F-15C ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: Steve ... more

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), flies Raptor 01-018, over its new home. This is the first of 48 new USAF F/A-22 Raptors assigned to Tyndall's 325th FW. The flight, took place September 26, 2003, is a major milestone and will now enable the 43rd FS to begin formally training pilots to fly this next-eration fighter. The F/A-22 combines stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and many other features enabling a first look, first shot, first kill capability that will provide continued air dominance for...

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Win... more

Aerial view as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), flies Raptor 01-018, the first of 48 new F/A-22 Raptor`s assigned to Tyndall`s 325th FW. The flight, took place September 26, 2003, is a major milestone and will now enable the 43rd FS to begin formally training pilots to fly this next-generation fighter. The F/A-22 combines stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and many other features enabling a first look, first shot, first kill capability that will provide continued air dominance for generations to come

Aerial view as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Mi... more

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) rolls out, nose up, after landing. This is the first F/A-22 Raptor delivered to the Air Force. It will become part of the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) which will be responsible for training pilots to fly the new air superiority fighter. The plane is piloted by USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL)

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) rolls out, nose up, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: Steve ... more

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) performs a low pass over the flightline before landing. This is the first F/A-22 Raptor delivered to the Air Force. It will become part of the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) which will be responsible for training pilots to fly the new air superiority fighter. The plane is piloted by USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL)

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) performs a low pass ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: Steve ... more

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), flies Raptor 01-018, over the Florida (FL) coast line. This is the first of 48 new USAF F/A-22 Raptors assigned to Tyndall's 325th FW. The flight, took place September 26, 2003, is a major milestone and will now enable the 43rd FS to begin formally training pilots to fly this next-generation fighter. The F/A-22 combines stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and many other features enabling a first look, first shot, first kill capability that will provide continued air...

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Win... more

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), flies Raptor 01-018, over its new home. This is the first of 48 new USAF F/A-22 Raptors assigned to Tyndall's 325th FW. The flight, took place September 26, 2003, is a major milestone and will now enable the 43rd FS to begin formally training pilots to fly this next-eration fighter. The F/A-22 combines stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and many other features enabling a first look, first shot, first kill capability that will provide continued air dominance for...

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Win... more

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), flies Raptor 01-018, the first of 48 new USAF F/A-22 Raptors assigned to Tyndall's 325th FW. The flight, took place September 26, 2003, is a major milestone and will now enable the 43rd FS to begin formally training pilots to fly this next-generation fighter. The F/A-22 combines stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and many other features enabling a first look, first shot, first kill capability that will provide continued air dominance for generations to come

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt M... more

The first F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) delivered to the US Air Force (USAF), arrives at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), piloted by USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command, Tyndall AFB

The first F/A-22 Raptor (number 18) delivered to the US Air Force (USA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: Lisa C... more

Aerial view as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), flies Raptor 01-018, the first of 48 new F/A-22 Raptor`s assigned to Tyndall`s 325th FW. The flight, took place September 26, 2003, is a major milestone and will now enable the 43rd FS to begin formally training pilots to fly this next-generation fighter. The F/A-22 combines stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and many other features enabling a first look, first shot, first kill capability that will provide continued air dominance for generations to come

Aerial view as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Mi... more

US Air Force Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jeffrey Simpson, Crewchief, assists USAF Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey "Cobra" Harrigian, Commander, 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), in exiting the USAF F/A-22 Raptor (number 18). This is the first F/A-22 Raptor delivered to the Air Force. It will become part of the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) which will be responsible for training pilots to fly the new air superiority fighter

US Air Force Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jeffrey Simpson, Crewchief, ass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: Steve ... more

A US Air Force (USAF) Lockheed Martin built F/A-22 Raptor fighter sits on the parking ramp at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV)

A US Air Force (USAF) Lockheed Martin built F/A-22 Raptor fighter sits...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Mich... more

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) Mike Hernandez climbs out of his Lockheed Martin built F/A-22 Raptor fighter after flying a training mission at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV)

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) Mike Hernandez climbs out of his Lockh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Mich... more

Aerial as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Dave Rose, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (T&ES), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), pilots the Air Force's new F/A-22 Raptor for a fly-by at the First Flight Centennial Celebration at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (NC)

Aerial as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Dave Rose, 422n...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Langley Air Force Base State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: acc Scene Camera Operator: TSGT B... more

Aerial as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Dave Rose, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), pilots the Air Force's new F/A-22 Raptor in formation with an F-15C Eagle piloted by USAF Major (MAJ) Robert Garland, 71st Fighter Squadron (FS), Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA). The two paired up after a historic fly-by by the F/A-22 at the First Flight Centennial Celebration at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (NC) for a fly-by over the future home of the F/A-22: Langley AFB, VA

Aerial as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Dave Rose, 422n...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Langley Air Force Base State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: acc Scene Camera Operator: TSGT B... more

Aerial as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Dave Rose, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), pilots the Air Force's new F/A-22 Raptor for a fly-by at the First Flight Centennial Celebration at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (NC)

Aerial as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Dave Rose, 422n...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: acc Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ben Bloker, USAF Release Status: Released to Public ... more

Aerial as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Dave Rose, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), pilots the Air Force's new F/A-22 Raptor for a fly-by at the First Flight Centennial Celebration at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (NC)

Aerial as US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Dave Rose, 422n...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: acc Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ben Bloker, USAF Release Status: Released to Public ... more

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) Michael Hoepfner, assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), pilots an F/A-22 Raptor fighter over Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) and the 95th Fighter Squadron (FS) Raptor filled ramp area

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) Michael Hoepfner, assigned to the 43rd...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CIV Lisa Carroll, USAF Release Status:... more

A US Air Force (USAF) 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) F/A-22 Raptor Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) makes a low pass before landing at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), while in the foreground sits a parked 95th FS F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft

A US Air Force (USAF) 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) F/A-22 Raptor Advance...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Steve Wallace, CIV, USAF Release Statu... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor, flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David Thole, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), breaks away after completing a training mission with a USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter, flown by MAJ Alex Grynkewich, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group (TEG), Nellis AFB, NV

A US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor, flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor, flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David Thole, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), heads out to the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) for an operational test mission

A US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor, flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David Thole, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), breaks away after completing a training mission with a USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon, flown by USAF MAJ Alex Grynkewich, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group (TEG), Nellis AFB, NV

A US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David Th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Release St... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor, flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David Thole, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), flies in formation on a training mission alongside a USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter, flown by MAJ Alex Grynkewich, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group (TEG), Nellis AFB, NV

A US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor, flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor, flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David Thole, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), heads out to the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) for an operational test mission

The US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor, flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David Thole, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), flies fingertip formation on a training mission alongside an USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon, flown by USAF MAJ Alex Grynkewich, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group (TEG), Nellis AFB, NV

A US Air Force (USAF) F/A-22 Raptor flown by USAF Major (MAJ) David Th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Release St... more

US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Larry New, Commander of the 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC) located at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), leads a formation of four F-15C Eagle fighters from the 1ST, 2nd, and 95th Fighter Squadron's (FS) and one F/A-22 Raptor (right) from the 43rd FS, each flown by their respective Squadron Commander

US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Larry New, Commander of t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: MSGT M... more

US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Larry New, Commander of the 325th Fighter Wing (FW), Air Education and Training Command (AETC) located at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL), leads a formation of four F-15C Eagle fighters from the 1ST, 2nd, and 95th Fighter Squadron's (FS) and one F/A-22 Raptor (right) from the 43rd FS, each flown by their respective Squadron Commander

US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Larry New, Commander of t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: MSGT M... more

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) Max Maroska, with the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), delivers the newest F/A-22 Raptor to Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL). This is the squadrons seventh new Raptor

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) Max Maroska, with the 43rd Fighter Squ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: CIV St... more

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) Max Maroska, with the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS), delivers the newest F/A-22 Raptor to Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida (FL). This is the squadrons seventh new Raptor. He was met on the ramp by a group of pilots, maintainers and visitors eager to see the newest addition to the squadron

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) Max Maroska, with the 43rd Fighter Squ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: Steve ... more

040831-F-4690N-001 (Aug. 31, 2004)US Air Force (USAF), SENIOR AIRMAN Alan Lawson and TECH SGT. Robert Viago, 43rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU), review information on a portable device connected to a F/A-22 Raptor fighter aircraft. This electronic device compiles technical data and can interface directly with the aircraft to troubleshoot the onboard systems. U.S. Air Force photo by TECH SGT. Dan Neely (RELEASED)

040831-F-4690N-001 (Aug. 31, 2004)US Air Force (USAF), SENIOR AIRMAN A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Dan Neely, USAF Release Status: R... more

A U.S. Air Force FA/22 Raptor fighter aircraft (center) is escorted to two F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft as it prepares to land at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on Jan. 7, 2005. All three aircraft are from the 1ST Fighter Wing here at Langley AFB. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Verlin Levi Collins) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force FA/22 Raptor fighter aircraft (center) is escorted to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Langley Air Force Base State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT SSGT Collins, USAF Release Statu... more

U.S. Air Force COL. Joe Lanni, Commander of the 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., holds his position while maintenance crew of the 27th Fighter Squadron safe up his F/A-22 Raptor fighter aircraft at Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Va., on Jan. 7, 2005. COL. Lanni landed the first FA-22 Raptor officially assigned to the 1ST Fighter Wing today here at Langley AFB. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Samuel Roger) (Released)

U.S. Air Force COL. Joe Lanni, Commander of the 412th Test Wing, Edwar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Langley Air Force Base State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Samuel Roger, USAF Release Statu... more

U.S. Air Force COL. Joe Lanni, Commander of the 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., holds his position while maintenance crew of the 27th Fighter Squadron safe up his F/A-22 Raptor fighter aircraft at Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Va., on Jan. 7, 2005. COL. Lanni landed the first FA-22 Raptor officially assigned to the 1ST Fighter Wing here at Langley AFB. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Samuel Roger) (Released)

U.S. Air Force COL. Joe Lanni, Commander of the 412th Test Wing, Edwar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Langley Air Force Base State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Samuel Roger, USAF Release Statu... more

U.S. Air Force 27th Fighter Squadron Commander F/A 22 Raptor fighter aircraft LT. COL. James Hecker, performs a fly-by over Langley Air Force Base, Va., on Jan. 18, 2005. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Samuel Rogers) (Released)

U.S. Air Force 27th Fighter Squadron Commander F/A 22 Raptor fighter a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Langley Air Force Base State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Samuel Rogers, USAF Release Stat... more

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. James Hecker, Commander, 27th Fighter Squadron, delivers the first operational F/A-22 Raptor to its permanent home at Langley Air Force Base, Va., May 12, 2005.  Tail number 4042 marks the first of 26 Raptors to be deliverd to the 27th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by TECH SGT. Ben Bloker) (Released)

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. James Hecker, Commander, 27th Fighter Squadron...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Langley Afb State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH SGT Ben Bloker, USAF Release Status: Releas... more

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Wade Tolliver, Pilot, F/A-22 Raptor, and Director of Operations, 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Va., releases a 1,000 lb. GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) over the Utah Test and Training Range, Hill Air Force Base, Oct. 20, 2005, during the Combat Hammer Air-to-Ground Weapons System Evaluation Program hosted by the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, Elgin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by MASTER SGT. Michael Ammons) (Released)

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Wade Tolliver, Pilot, F/A-22 Raptor, and Direc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hill Air Force Base State: Utah (UT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Michael Ammons, USAF Release Status: Re... more

Vapor trails disperse in the wake of a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth air superiority fighter aircraft as it flys overhead at the 42nd Annual Air Show, being held at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., on April 1, 2007. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Jason R. Williams) (Released)

Vapor trails disperse in the wake of a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Base Ventura County State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 Jason R. Williams, USN Relea... more

Two U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command F-22 Raptor stealth air superiority fighter aircraft, from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly in trail behind a Tennessee Air National Guard 151st Air Refueling Squadron, 134th Air Refueling Wing, KC-135E Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft, from McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Alcoa, Tenn., during an aerial refueling training mission on April 2, 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo by SENIOR master SGT. Thomas Meneguin) (Released)

Two U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command F-22 Raptor stea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SMSGT Thomas Meneguin, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files