F-22 Raptor Demo Team

The 2020 OC Air Show will feature a full capabilities demonstration of the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor on August 15-16, 2020 over the beach and boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland.   The F-22 Raptor Demo Team is based at Langey AFB in Virginia.  The Raptor’s combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with... View Article


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The 2020 OC Air Show will feature a full capabilities demonstration of the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor on August 15-16, 2020 over the beach and boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland.

 

The F-22 Raptor Demo Team is based at Langey AFB in Virginia.  The Raptor’s combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in fighter aircraft capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft.

 

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A combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness, and weapons provides air superiority against any threat. The F-22 possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and eliminate air-to-air threats before being detected. Significant advances in cockpit design and sensor fusion improve the pilot’s situational awareness.

 

The F-22 has a significant capability to attack surface targets. Munitions are stored internally and use on-board avionics for navigation and delivery. Advances in low-observable technologies, known as stealth provide significantly improved survivability and lethality against any threat.

 

The F-22 engines produce more thrust than any current fighter engine. The combination of sleek aerodynamic design and increased thrust allows the F-22 to cruise at supersonic airspeeds (greater than 1.5 Mach) without using afterburner — a characteristic known as supercruise. Supercruise greatly expands the F-22 ‘s operating envelope in both speed and range over current fighters, which must use fuel-consuming afterburner to operate at supersonic speeds. The sophisticated F-22 aerodesign, advanced flight controls, thrust vectoring, and high thrust-to-weight ratio provide the capability to outmaneuver all current and projected aircraft.

 

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  1. Walter Hepner says:

    My favorite aircraft. I have photographed this warplane at numerous air show events. It is awesome. Just the roar of the engines is enough to scare the hell out of people on the ground.

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